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Parks & Recreation Commission and Tree Care Board


The Parks and Recreation Commission was created by Ordinance Number 438 of the Ordinance of the City of Live Oak, and our Code of Ordinances outline its duties. Their objectives include:

  • Recommend plans to the planning commission and the city council for developing, establishing, locating and expanding the city’s park system.
  • Establish and implement procedures and methods for the operation of present and future parks with council approval.
  • Interpret the attitudes and the recreation needs of the city and determine and recommend a program to satisfy those needs.
  • Receive complaints on the park operation and satisfy such complaints to the satisfaction of the commission and complainant within the authority vested in the commission.

Membership consists of 7 Commissioner Members and 3 Alternate Commissioners. Members serve two years.


Meetings are held quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday in January, April, July and October at 6:00 p.m. The Tree Care Board meets at 6:00 p.m. and Parks & Recreation meets after. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Live Oak City Hall, 8001 Shin Oak Drive, Live Oak, Texas.

Note: Meetings may sometimes be modified or cancelled, and those notices will be posted on the City Calendar.

Agendas & Minutes

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

Agendas & Minutes


For questions or information please contact


Member Term Expiration
Mario Ward, Chairman 9/30/2024
Cherece Smith, Vice Chairperson 9/30/2024
Daniel Buntjer, Commissioner 9/30/2025
Angela Green, Commissioner 9/30/2024
Elizabeth Ramirez, Commissioner 9/30/2025
Brian Read, Commissioner 9/30/2024
Crystal Smith, Commissioner 9/30/2025
Chris Hockman, Alternate Commissioner 9/30/2025
Dorothy Scott, Alternate Commissioner 9/30/2024
Bonnie Tullgren, Alternate Commissioner 9/30/2024
Councilman Bob Tullgren, City Council Liaison 5/30/2024