Parks Design Team

The planning process is being led by a community and stakeholder group called the Parks Design Team (PDT). The Parks Design Team is made up of community members, park users, and other stakeholders who will help identify needs, explore uses, and review concepts and design proposals throughout the planning process. The Parks design team will meet about every month and will also attend additional activities and public engagement opportunities scheduled throughout the planning process. The Parks Design Team meetings and activities are open to the public. 

Parks Design Team Activities

Parks Design Team Meeting Information

August 15 and August 17, 2019: Project Site Walks

  • The Parks Design Team conducted site walks of Badger Park, River Access, and the Montage Development Park on August 15 and August 17.

August 15, 2019: Meeting #1, 6:00 p.m., Community Center

Meeting Focus: Introduction to Planning Process

September 12, 2019: Meeting #2, 6:00 p.m., Community Center

Meeting Focus: Spatial Analysis of Park Sites

October 3, 2019: Parks Design Team Bikeabout, 4:00 p.m., City Hall

Activity Focus: Bike Ride Throughout Healdsburg to Experience Connectivity Opportunities and Challenges

October 3, 2019: Meeting #3, 6:30 p.m., Community Center

Meeting Focus: Connectivity

October 26, 2019:  EXPLORIUM: Parks/River Access/Connectivity and Arts/Culture Community Engagement Events - CANCELLED

The Kincade Fire and evacuation of Healdsburg forced the cancellation of the EXPLORIUM events. City and design team staffs are in the process of reshaping the community engagement process and expect to relaunch the process in late January or early February 2020. 

January 23, 2020: Meeting #4, 6:00 p.m., Community Center

Meeting Focus: Relaunching the planning and public engagement process. 

October 22, 2020: Meeting #5, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting Focus: Check-in and update, preliminary review of the Montage development park and Badger Park master plan concepts

October 29, 2020: Meeting #6, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom                      

Meeting Focus: Review master plan concepts and develop master plan preliminary recommendations for the Montage development park and Badger Park master plan concepts

November 30-December 13, 2020: TBD           

Public engagement process for proposed master plan preliminary recommendations for the Montage development park and Badger Park master plan concepts 

December 17, 2020: Meeting #7, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom                 

Meeting Focus: Review public engagement feedback and finalize master plan recommendations for the Montage development park and Badger Park master plan concepts 

January 13, 2021: Parks and Recreation Commission

Review and recommendation for final master plans for the Montage development park and Badger Park master plan concepts 

February 1: City Council

Consideration of final master plans for the Montage development park and Badger Park master plan concepts 

(Additional meetings and activities will be added to the list when scheduled. Work on the Connectivity and additional River Access will be scheduled following City Council approval of the park master plans. )

Parks Design Team Members


First NameLast Name
1PatAbercrombie
2BruceAbramson
3NancyAndrews
4SheilaAngerer
5Jessica  Bangs
6StevenBarber
7CindyBeth
8JacksonBoaz*
9WilliamBuckner
10NatashaCastelli
11GregGibbons
12Kevin Heinichen 
13ChrisHerrod*
14MathieuIsaacs
15DannelleJenkins
16KellyKeller
17TerryKemp**
18MindyKiff
19Amanda Mansfield
20SamanthaMarquis
21MarkMcMullen
22KristinMidura Robinson
23Peter Mork
24RochelleMueller
25KenMunson
26JenniferNelson
27WalterNiederberger
28TatianaOrtiz
29KathleenPage
30CeciliaPietropaoli
31Emily Podolak
32TonyRamsden
33DorothyReagan
34MaryRose Haffner
35JoshSchoeneman
36StephenSchwartz
37LaceyScott*
38Lee Sigler**
39FeliciaSmith
40TerrySmith
41RickStinson
42TishaTara
43StuartTiffen
44JayTripathi*
45Mary BethVierra
46AlinaVanoni Collin
47KarenWarburton
48VictoriaWhitaker
49JoieMalpass
50MaryPatMoore
51BenDurie
51BrianGeagan
52KimLockhart
*Parks and Recreation Commission Representative
**Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Representative