Parks & Recreation Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m. (October - February)
  • 7:30 p.m. (March - September)
  • 4th Tuesday of every month
  • Preston Town Hall
    Conference Room
  • No regular scheduled meeting in December
  • Public comment is welcomed at all regular meetings

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Antonio Farinha, Chairman (U)
    Term: January 2011 - March 31, 2020
  • Daniel Coley, V. Chair (D)
    Term: October 2010 - March 31, 2022
  • Paul LoPresti, Treasurer (R)
    Term: March - March 31, 2022
  • Gary Deveau (U)
    Term : February 2007 - March 31, 2020
  • Patricia Jankowski (D)
    Term: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2023
  • Thomas Turner
    Term:March 2017 - March 31, 2021
  • David Przygoda (U)
    Term: October 2010 - March 31, 2022
  • Lance Reed (U)
    Term: October 2014 - March 31, 2021
  • David Verhasselt (U)
    Term: August 2003 - March 31, 2022
  • Amy Brosnan (U)

Alternate Members

  • Roberta Charpentier (D)
    Term: September 2015 - March 31, 2019
  • Nathanial Koniecko
    Term: October 2014 - March 31, 2019

Mission Statement

To develop, provide and maintain publicly accessible recreation facilities, parks and programs to be used in a safe and nondiscriminatory manner. It is our belief that these facilities, parks and programs are to be made available to all Preston residents. This is in accordance with the ordinance (PDF) dated February 28, 1968 establishing the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Municipal Capital and Non-Recurring Expense Fund.

Preston Parks and Recreation Department was created in 1968 to provide parks and recreation programs and services for our town. We offer year-round activities for pre-school and school-aged children, youth, adults and seniors. We oversee scheduling and maintenance of Preston Community Park, located at the intersection of Route 117 and 2A.

Overview

The Parks and Recreation Commission is comprised of eleven volunteer members; appointed by the Board of Selectmen per Ordinance, Town Minutes, Book 9, page 77, February 1968: Amendment, Town Minutes, Book 10, pages 161 to 163, May 1996.

If you are interested in joining the Preston Parks and Recreation Commission, please contact the Preston Parks and Recreation Department at 860-887-5581, ext. 113.

Check us out! Come to one of our regular scheduled meetings to learn about the exciting and fulfilling work we do for our community!