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Park and Recreation Department

Department Members

Tammy Hansen, City Administrator
Melanie Sorenson, City Councilmember
Lori Warne, City Councilmember

Mission Statement

To create and maintain high quality parks, landscapes, recreational opportunities, and programs that will enhance the overall quality of life; contribute toward the physical, social, and emotional well-being of our residents and visitors; and to preserve our resources for generations to come.

Vision Statement

To strive to exceed the future demands of growth and change in our community while keeping true to the traditions and values that have made Newfolden a good place to live, work, and play.


1) Continually strive to improve existing parks while seeking opportunities for future development.

2) Encourage city beautification and pride in ownership.

3) To provide assistance to local organizations for the promotion of their youth and adult activities, events, and programs.

4) Promote ongoing communication with residents regarding progress, needs and suggestions.

"In all things of nature there is something marvelous." –Aristotle

"Where flowers bloom so does hope."- Lady Bird Johnson