The Parks and Recreation Board is comprised of 7 members who serve without compensation. Of these, 1 of the members is appointed at-large by the Mayor to serve as chairperson and the other 6 members are each appointed by the alderman of their ward. Each member serves a term of 4 years.
The Parks and Recreation Board, in conjunction with the Director of Parks and Recreation, formulates policies, regulations and rules for the operation of the Parks and Recreation Department. Those who desire to use park properties or facilities exclusively must seek approval through the Parks and Recreation Department prior to beginning the activity or event are as follows:
All individual citizens
Special interest groups
Duties of the Parks and Recreation Board include:
Formulating and recommending a 3-5 year parks and recreation capital plan
Formulating with the Parks and Recreation Department all parks and recreation rules and regulations and recommending same to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Communicating to the public the importance of parks and recreation services and informing the public of the status and progress of said services
Formulating fees and charges to be recommended to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for adoption
The Parks and Recreation Board typically holds meetings Quarterly (January, April, July, and October) on the first Tuesday of the month 6:00 pm. The Boardroom of City Hall located at 405 N Main will be the meeting place.
Mark Hollingsworth, Chairman At-Large Term expires: June 30, 2027