The Board, as a subsidiary commission to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen:
- Advises on and reviews parkland recreational facilities and recreational programs
- Advises on and reviews long-range recreational plans
- Coordinates and recommends properties and/or recreational facilities
- Reviews the maintenance and utilization of all buildings and physical facilities devoted to park and recreation programs
The Board consists of 9 members appointed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. A member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen serves as an ex-officio member.