Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) was created by Ordinance 1526 on January 3, 1967, to act in an advisory capacity to the Director of Parks and Recreation, the Mayor, and City Council on all policy matters pertaining to the Parks and Recreation Department activities. Ordinance 1526 has since been amended by Ordinance 3058, 4290, 4544 and 5158. Ordinance 6700 passed on November 7, 2023 amending the name of the board to Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board.

The duty of the Board members is to stimulate and encourage communication with all members of the community to ensure that programs, goals, and objectives are consistent with community needs and desires. PRAB members work in the public interest and speak for the general community. 

Annually, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board develops a suggested work program and operating budget to be submitted to the City by November of each year for the subsequent year. The Parks Board also recommends priorities for capital improvements and means for financing the same, and prepares an annual progress report on parks and recreation activities.

Meeting Agendas and Videos


Staggered three-year terms, ending December 31.


The Board shall be composed of nine members from the public at-large.


Vacancies are filled by appointment from the governing body of the City.


In addition to the regularly scheduled Board meetings, members are required to attend special meetings and serve as liaisons to other boards and committees that meet on a regular basis.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer; it is distributed to the press and posted online.