About Us

The Recreation and Parks Department is responsible for the management of the city's parks and recreation areas, open space and recreation facilities. A commission develops policies and guidelines for the operation and expansion of the department. The department will offer a diversity of programs to meet the recreation and leisure service needs of the community. To fulfill its mission, the department is organized around five major areas of responsibility: recreation, parks, education, age-appropriate events, and administration.

  • Provide pleasurable experiences as an alternative to the routines of work and responsibility.
  • Offer a variety of recreation opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our community.
  • Present quality facilities that provide safe, clean and attractive environments critical to the customer's overall experience.
  • Deliver customized service, developing programs that fit the West Liberty community.

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Mission Statement

The Mission of the West Liberty Parks and Recreation Department is to create and maintain an enjoyable, safe, aesthetically pleasing and healthful environment for residents and visitors; to divert negative, expensive behaviors by providing positive, economical and convenient leisure opportunities; to promote the preservation and wise use of natural resources; and to enhance the local economy through parks, recreation programs, festivals, tournaments, tourist attractions, and special events.

Parks and Recreation Board of Directors

The West Liberty Parks and Recreation Board of Directors meets once per month.  You can find the meeting schedule on the calendar

Board members:

Damian Bardell

Amber Cardona

J.J. Garcia

Ashley Kaalberg

There are three vacant positions currently on the Board of Directors. 

Staff Directory

Nick Heath, Director Nick Heath, Director

Nick is a 2000 graduate from West Liberty High School. Nick joined the Parks and Recreation Department in 2005.



The Parks and Recreation office is located at 400 North Spencer Street, within the West Liberty Public Library.

Phone:(319) 627-2084. For weather related cancellation of activities call (319) 627-3131.

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Use the form below to contact the staff of the Parks and Recreation Department

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