Parks & Recreation Board


The Parks and Recreation Board consist of seven Southlake residents who have been appointed by the City Council for two-year terms. The Parks and Recreation Board advises the City Council on matters related to city parks and recreation programs, including the development of recreational areas and facilities, park and recreation service improvement policies and related program budgets. (Ordinance No. 646BBylaws)


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Second Monday of every month
  • Legends Hall at the Marq Southlake
    285 Shady Oaks Drive
  • Public welcome to attend all meetings

Appointment Process

Members are appointed to a two-year term, unless appointed to fulfill an existing vacancy. Members serve at the will of Council and shall continue to serve until their successors are duly appointed and sworn into office. 

Residents interested in serving on this board shall complete an application and submit it to the City Secretary no later than May 1. Applications will remain on file for one year.

If you have any questions on the appointment process, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at (817) 748-8183.


All correspondence for the Parks and Recreation Board shall be sent to:

Parks and Recreation Board

c/o City of Southlake

285 Shady Oaks Drive

Southlake, Texas 76092

Fax: 817-748-8027

Agendas & Minutes

The agenda will be available by 6:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting.  View All
Minutes are available following approval. 


John Thomas, Place 1 
(term expires: June 2024)
Kevin Klaas, Place 2 
(term expires: June 2025)


Frances Scharli, Place 3 
(term expires: June 2024)


Magdalena Battles, Place 4 
 (term expires: June 2025)
Deanna Kienast, Place 5 
(term expires: June 2024) 
Chad Bedwell, Place 6 
(term expires: June 2025)    
Paul Venesky, Place 7
(term expires: June 2024)