Park Board


  • Christa Emerson, President
  • Mark Hardwick, Vice-President
  • Martin Sonnenberg
  • Tim Warner
  • Kevin Cornett
  • Kay Magnetti
  • John Seibert, Director of Parks & Recreation


Overall policy and management direction of the Valparaiso Parks and Recreation Department is provided by a six-member bipartisan board of park and recreation commissioners (four city of Valparaiso residents and two Center Township residents) appointed by the mayor for staggered four-year terms. 

Following provisions of Indiana statutes, the board:

  • Acquires and improves property 
  • Adopts new programs 
  • Approves budget revenues and expenditures 
  • Establishes management policy and regulations 
  • Passes bond issues 
  • Provides a public venue for community debate and input 

Meeting Details

  • 7:00 PM CST 
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month 
  • Forest Park Golf Course clubhouse
        Welter Room
        1155 Sheffield Dr.
        Valparaiso, IN 46385 

Meeting Schedule

  • October 22, 2019
  • November 26, 2019
  • December 16, 2019