The Mt. Shasta Recreation and Parks District was organized on June 21, 1948 for the purpose of providing diversified, quality recreation programs for individuals of all ages, as well as, providing and adequately maintaining recreation facilities.
The Mt. Shasta Recreation and Parks District is classified as a “Special District” (an independent, local governmental entity). Funding for District operations is partially supported by special taxation, collected and administered through the Siskiyou County treasury. Fees for facility usage and program participation are also charged.
The Recreation and Parks District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. Boardmembers serve 4-year terms, appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and the Mt. Shasta City Council. Our Current Board: Chairman - Sean Doyle, Boardmembers: Kim Solga, Ernie Lovio, Yvonne Malee, and Renee Casterline. There is currently one vacancy on the District Board – appointment by the Mt. Shasta City Council is pending (November, 2013). Regular board meetings are held at 6pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Upper Lodge Recreation Center, unless special circumstances require a schedule change. The public is always welcome to attend. Phone 530-926-2494 to confirm meeting time.
The District Administrative Staff consists of: District Administrator – Mike Rodriguez (photo above); Administrative Assistant – Cindy Smith; and District Secretary – Julie Shepard. Head of maintenance is John Zanni, and Maintenance Foreman is Alan Nebiolini. The District employs annually 15-25 additional part-time & seasonal staff: assisting with parks maintenance; serving as recreation facility support staff; coordinating and supervising numerous youth & adult recreation programs and leisure activities.
DID YOU KNOW – The Mt. Shasta Recreation & Parks District contracts to provide administrative, clerical, and maintenance services for the Dunsmuir Recreation and Parks District and the Weed Recreation and Parks District. This unique service agreement has greatly assisted with the seasonal operation of numerous park facilities & programs in the Dunsmuir and Weed communities.