Dan Wendorf

Dan Wendorf

Parks & Recreation Director/City Forester
Smith Center

Dan Wendorf is Parks and Recreation Director/City Forester for the City of Merrill. Since 2002, Dan has been responsible for maintaining the City’s parks, forest, trails and athletic fields. He also manages the Smith Center Arena and Bierman Family Aquatic Center facilities and events. As City Forester, Dan is responsible for tree inspections, evaluations, removals, trimming, planting and more.

Dan grew up in Merrill and returned to his hometown after graduating college. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry/Forest Recreation with a minor in Environmental Education from UW-Stevens Point. Besides his passion for the outdoors, Dan loves playing and watching sports. He coached his own children in baseball, softball and basketball until they entered high school. He also likes to hunt and fish.


(715) 536-7313


(715) 539-2790


1100 Marc Drive, Merrill, WI  54452