Parks & Recreation Commission

Preston Parks and Recreation’s Mission Statement

To develop, provide and maintain publicly accessible recreation facilities, parks and programs to be used in a safe and nondiscriminatory manner.  It is our belief that these facilities, parks and programs are to be made available to all Preston residents.  This is in accordance with the ordinance dated February 28, 1968 establishing the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Municipal Capital and Non-Recurring Expense Fund.

Preston Parks and Recreation Department was created in 1968 to provide parks and recreation programs and services for our town.  We offer year-round activities for pre-school and school-aged children, youth, adults and seniors.  We oversee scheduling and maintenance of Preston Community Parks, located at the intersection of Route 117 and 2A.

 
MembersTerm
Antonio Farinha, Chairman (U) 03/31/2015
Daniel Coley, V. Chair (D) 03/31/2017
Paul LoPresti, Treasurer (R) 03/31/2017
David Przygoda (U) 03/31/2017
Gary Deveau (U) 03/31/2015
Andrew McCaslin 03/31/2016
David Verhasselt, Chairman (U) 03/31/2017
Patricia Jankowski, V. Chair (D) 03/31/2018
Vacancy  
  
Alternate MembersTerm
Lance Reed  09/12/2014 - 03/31/2019
Nathanial Koniecko  09/12/2014 - 03/31/2019


The
Parks & Recreation Commission is comprised of eleven volunteer members; appointed by the Board of Selectmen per Ordinance, Town Minutes, Book 9, p. 77, February 1968: Amendment, Town Minutes, Book 10, pp 161-163, May 1996.

The Parks & Recreatoin Commission meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Preston Town Hall in the Conference Room at 7:00 p.m. October through February.  Meetings during March through September are at 7:30 p.m.  There is no regular scheduled meeting in December.  Public comment is welcomed at all regular meetings.

If you are interested in joining the Preston Parks and Recreation Commission, please contact the Preston Parks and Recreation Departmentat 860-887-5581 x113.  There are current openings on the Commission.

Check us out!  Come to one of our regular scheduled meetings to learn about the exciting and fulfilling work we do for our community!