88 Acres of Family Fun!

Board of Directors

Western Gateway Recreation & Park District elects five members to the Board of Directors for a four year term. Directors must live within the district’s boundary (see map below). Current board members are:  Nancy Peirce (2014-2024); Dan House (2013-2024); Director Brandon Lindsen (2020-2026), Director Sharon Lewis (2022-2026), and one vacancy (2022-2026).

The District also has three part-time paid employee positions; two maintenance, and one office. These eight positions along with a host of volunteers are the team that operates and maintains Western Gateway Park for district residents, and those people outside the district, to use and enjoy. Maintenance personnel are Bob Frey and Jason McIntire; and District Secretary, Destiny Bradt.

The budget for WGR&PD averages about $150,000 per year. Approximately $48,000 of that is raised through rental of the picnic areas and other park venues, the selling of downed trees cut into firewood, but mostly through the rental use of the Buttermaker’s Cottage, Stage Pavilion, and baseball fields. Another $108,000 is paid by district residents in the form of a $12.94 per parcel fee. This fee was voted for by district residents in 1998. In today’s dollars it has the purchasing power of about $7.08, a loss almost 1/2  its value since it was implemented.

The Board of Directors, under Brown Act regulations, meets monthly the third Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Buttermaker’s Cottage. The public is encouraged to attend. Agendas are posted a minimum of 72 hours prior to a regular meeting. The Board welcomes your input and presence at board meetings! Should you want an item addressed at a meeting, we provide for an open comment period, or call the office to have it placed on the agenda.

Board Agendas & Minutes

Annual Fiscal Budgets