Parks, Recreation & Forestry Advisory Board

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  • 7:30 a.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Spearfish City Hall
    625 Fifth Street
    Spearfish, SD 57783

The public is welcome to attend. If you have any issues or concerns and wish to be placed on the agenda, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 717-1189.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Justin Griffith, Board Chair                                                                             Term ends: 2025
  • Kelley Dardis, Vice-Chair                                                                                 Term ends: 2026
  • Mistie Caldwell, Board Member                                                                    Term ends: 2024
  • Kara Weigel, Board Member                                                                          Term ends: 2024
  • Diana Reth, Board Member                                                                             Term ends: 2024
  • Nicky Winterstein (BHSU liaison)                                                                    Term Ends: 2025
  • Charlie Neilson, Board Member
         Term ends: 2025
  • Elizabeth Welfl, Board Member
         Term ends: 2026
  • Mark Tracy, Board Member                                                                         Term Ends: 2026
  • Marty Clark, Ex-Officio


Appointment of Members

This Spearfish Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Advisory Board (SPRFAB) are individuals appointed by the Mayor consisting of up to nine community members serving three-year terms and two youth members serving one-year terms.

Duties & Responsibilities

With authority delegated by the Spearfish City Council, the SPRFAB shall be a tool of the City Council to be used as a channel for all concerns pertaining to parks, recreation and forestry issues within the city.  

The SPRFAB will advise and recommend to the City Council regarding: 

  • Provision, maintenance, administration, conduct, and support recreation, physical fitness, sports, and cultural programs, activities, opportunities and services
  • Acquisition, operation, supervision, use, maintenance, development and provide recreation and park areas and facilities
  • Advise the City Council on regulation for tree planting, removal, and maintenance of trees, bushes, shrubs, and other woody vegetation on public and private property