Parks, Arts & Recreation Commission


  • 8 a.m.
  • 4th Thursday of every other month
  • Monticello Community Center
    505 Walnut Street
    Monticello, MN 55362

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Monticello Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission is made up of 8 resident volunteers appointed by the City Council.

  • Janine Kopff - Vice Chair 
  • Julie Jelen - Chair
  • Adam Leiferman
  • Danielle Murdoff
  • Maria Onnen
  • Daryl Tindle
  • Mercedes Turner
  • Sam Murdoff, Council Liaison


The Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission develops and reviews plans for the acquisition and development of parks and recreational facilities, develops recreation programs, reviews parkland dedications for new subdivisions, and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council.

Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission members are each assigned to monitor parks and serve as a liaison between the community and the City Council on park issues.

Get Involved

We welcome volunteers interested in serving on city boards and commissions! Opportunities are posted throughout the year on our employment and volunteer page.

Visit Our Parks & Pathways!

Monticello is committed to preserving open space, recreation areas, and pathways for our residents. Here are a variety of resources to help you learn about what's available in our community: