Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners
The Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners (Board) consists of five Commissioners that serve on a voluntary basis. Each Board Member is appointed by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles for a five-year term, subject to approval by the City Council. The Board President and Vice President are generally elected in July of each year by a majority vote of the Board to serve for a one-year period and until their successors are elected.. As the head of the Department of Recreation and Parks (Department), the Board adopts the annual Department budget, creates necessary staffing positions authorizes the Department to carry out the powers and duties imposed by the City Charter including, but not limited to, control of all money in the Recreation and Parks Fund, control and management of all recreation and park sites, establishment of policies, execution of contracts and agreements, acquisition of real property for recreational purposes, lease of facilities spaces under public park grounds under the Board’s control.
Two Regular Meetings of the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners (Board) are scheduled on the first and third Thursday at 9:30 a.m. of each month. The Regular Meetings are held at various recreational facilities throughout the City of Los Angeles. Special Meetings may be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
Regular Meetings can be heard live over the telephone through the Council Phone system by calling one of the following telephone numbers:
Commission Task Force Meetings
The Board has two committees that are comprised of two Board members - The Commission Task Force on Facility Repair and Maintenance and the Commission Task Force on Concessions. The Commission Task Force on Facility Repair and Maintenance Meetings are generally scheduled at 8:30 a.m. prior to the start of each Regular Board Meeting. The Commission Task Force on Concessions Meetings are generally scheduled at 8:30 a.m. prior to the start of each Regular Board Meeting held on the third Thursday of each month. Both Task Force Meetings are held at the same location or within near proximity as the Regular Board Meetings.
Agendas for the Board Meetings and Commission Task Force Meetings are available through the following website: http://www.laparks.org/commission
Please click on the “Agendas, Minutes, and Reports” link listed under the left tab.
Board Meeting and Task Force Meeting Agendas can be automatically received through automatic e-mail distribution by subscribing through the Early Notification System (ENS). For more information, please visit the City of Los Angeles ENS website by clicking HERE