Park & Recreation Advisory Board


Third Thursday of each month
6:30 p.m.

City Hall
Second Floor Training Room
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057

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Name Title Term expiration
Ben Playter Member December 31, 2020
Peder Jothen Member December 31, 2019
Neil Lutsky Member December 31, 2019
Megan Kraby Member December 31, 2021
Dale Gehring Chair December 31, 2019
Kristin Partlo Member December 31, 2020
Daniel Hollerung Member December 31, 2021
Tatum Hauck        Youth Representative 2019-2020 school year
Caleb Meeker Youth Representative (non-voting) 2019-2020 school year

Staff liaisons

Name Title Phone number
Tim Behrendt Streets & Parks Manager 507-645-3027
Wanda Playter Administrative Assistant 507-645-3045


The City of Northfield Park and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) directly advises staff and officials regarding the public parks system and all public recreational facilities in the City of Northfield. PRAB assists with long-range planning for land acquisition for parks, natural areas and trails, as well as detailed plans for park development and use and recreational facilities.

Member requirements

The board consists of seven members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Members serve staggered three-year terms. Members do not receive monetary compensation.


  1. Apply for a board, commission, or task force

    Applications are also available at:

    City Hall
    801 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057

    Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057