The Mission of the Red Lodge Parks, Trees and Recreation Board is to protect, enhance, and maintain parks, facilities, natural resources, open space, trails, tree, and plants by developing and executing the Park Plan, Trails Plan and Urban Forestry Plan.

Pride ParkVision: In the future, the City of Red Lodge will be providing a geographically distributed and well maintained portfolio of Parks, Trails, and Open Spaces that serve a wide range of interests, ages, and abilities proportional to the current and future population. Parks will draw visitors and stimulate the economy. There will be scheduled and organized events, activities, and tournaments. There will also be an expanding, connected network of trails, heavily used by the community and visitors and a diverse and healthy urban forest. There will be public awareness of the park and tree assets and their uses through active promotion. Operationally, there will be a continuity of adequate funding to support the vision and goals, a well understood methodology for executing plans, and perhaps a dedicated parks and recreational staff.

Annual Reports & Planning Documents

Parks Board Annual Report, 2017
Parks Board Annual Report, 2016
Parks Board Annual Report, 2015

Board Membership and Authority

The Red Lodge Parks Board meets every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm in the City Council Chambers of the City Hall.

The Red Lodge Parks Board is a mostly volunteer board consisting of seven members: six are local citizens and one is a member of the City Council. All members are appointed by the mayor with City Council approval.  The Board is supported by and works with the City Planning Staff and the Public Works Department. Click here to view the Parks Board Contact List.

Kelly Heaton – Board Chair Current Term Expires December 2018
Anna Drew – Council Representative – Current Term Expires December 2018 
Rue Freeman  Vice Chair Current Term Expires December 2018
Theresa Whistler – Secretary Current Term Expires December 2019
Carol Bloomer – Current Term Expires December 2020
Bryan Romeijn – Current Term Expires December 2019
Kevin Bonk – Current Term Expires December 2020
 BOARD ROLES The Board fulfills three major roles to include parks planning, parks maintenance and urban forestry. Parks Board Authority:  Ordinance 918, Parks, Trees and Recreation Board, defines the Parks Board membership and responsibilities.  The Parks Board Bylaws are included here.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes



  • December 16, 2015                     Agenda        Minutes 
  • November 18, 2015                    Agenda        Minutes 
  • October 21, 2015                        Agenda        Minutes
  • September 16, 2015                   Agenda        Minutes
  • August 19, 2015                         Agenda        Minutes
  • July 15, 2015                               Agenda        Minutes
  • June 17, 2015                              Agenda        Minutes
  • May 20, 2015                              Agenda        Minutes
  • April 15, 2015                            Agenda         Minutes
  • March 18, 2015                          Agenda         Minutes
  • February 18, 2015                     Agenda         Minutes
  • January 21, 2015                       Agenda         Minutes
  • December 17, 2014                   Agenda         Minutes
  • November 19, 2014                   Agenda         Minutes
  • October 15, 2014                      Agenda         Minutes
  • September 17, 2014                 Agenda         Minutes
  • August 20, 2014                       Agenda          Minutes
  • August 13, 2014                        Agenda          Minutes
  • July 16, 2014                               Agenda          Minutes
  • June 18, 2014                              Agenda          Minutes
  • May 21, 2014                              Agenda          Minutes
  • April 16, 2014                            Agenda          Minutes
  • March 19, 2014                          Agenda          Minutes
  • February 19, 2014                     Agenda          Minutes
  • January 15, 2014                        Agenda          Minutes

  • 2013
  • December 18, 2013                   Agenda          Minutes
  • November 20, 2013                   Agenda          Minutes
  • October 16, 2013                       Agenda          Minutes
  • September 18, 2013                  Agenda          Minutes
  • August 21, 2013                          Agenda          Minutes
  • Budget and Financial Reports 

    FY 2014 Financial Report
    FY 2015 Financial Report

    FY 2016 Financial Report
    FY 2017 Expenditures, To Date

    User Group Memorandums of Understanding

    The City has agreements with organizations that use or maintain City parks that outlines the responsibilities of the City and the organizations.
    Rotary Club
    Lions Club
    Red Lodge Ice
    Beartooth Recreational Trails Association
    Skate Park
    Double Ditch Dog Park
    Coal Miners Park