Parks and Recreation Commission


  • Advise and assist the Council in all matters pertaining to public recreation.


  • Must be a resident of Santa Paula, members must remain residents during their term of service.
  • Two youth members between the ages of 14 and 17.


  • Consists of 5 members, each serving a 3-year term, and
  • 2 youth members, each serving for 1 year or until a successor has been duly qualified and appointed.


  • Meeting agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting on the city website and on the bulletin board in front of City Hall.
  • View Most Recent Agenda.


  • The board meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers.
  • For the meeting calendar click here.


  • Vanessa Olmos 
  • Brad Williams
  • Jose Olarte
  • Caitlin Barringer
  • Maria Garcia Chavez
  • Lupita Cisneros - Youth
  • VACANT - Youth

Staff Representative

  • Greg Barnes, Parks and Recreation Director

Additional Information

  • Advise and assist the Council in all matters pertaining to public recreation.
  • Advise and aid the Parks & Recreation Director in making plans for conducting recreational activities within the City.
  • May submit recommendations to the City Council on all matters relative to parks and parkways as may be appropriate or as requested by the City Council
  • Formulate general policies for the conduct of the City Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Render to the Council annually and at such other times as the Council may determine a public report of its activities and of the activities and status of public recreation programs.
  • Make such investigations or surveys in the field of recreation as the Council may request and report its findings and recommendations to the Council.
  • Submit to the Council, annually, and through the City Manager at such time as may be designated, a proposed budget providing for the conduct of recreational activities for the ensuing fiscal year.