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​​Welcome to the Parks and Recreation Board and Committees page! Below is schedule and informaiton about each board and committee: 

The Parks and Recreation Board meets once per month on the fourth Thursday at 5:00 p.m., except the meeting for November is changed to the third Thursday because of holidays. July and December meetings are typically cancelled.

The Phoenix Parks & Preserve Initiatve Oversight Committee meets annually to review the expenditures of the Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative Program for conformance to the September 1999 Ballot.

Lastly, the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mountain Parks/Preserves Committee meets bimonthly on the third Monday at 6:00 p.m. and  responsible for developing or recommending ordinances to the Parks and Recreation Board impacting mountain and desert preserves and the urban development surrounding them.

 

 

2/22/2024 5:00 PM General Meeting2/22/2024 5:00 PM General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/02.22.2024 Parks and Recreation Board Packet.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/02.22.24 Parks Board Meeting RESULTS.pdfhttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m8810380e2485893be86645641ac9090dGeneral Meeting2/23/2024 12:00:00 AM352/22/2024 5:00 PM General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m8810380e2485893be86645641ac9090d
1/25/2024 5:00 PM General Meeting1/25/2024 5:00 PM General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/01.25.2024 Parks and Recreation Board Packet.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/01.25.24 Parks Board Meeting RESULTS.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/01.25.24 Parks Board Meeting Minutes.pdfhttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=md28b191f23869d86a47e762b0724d062General Meeting1/26/2024 12:00:00 AM341/25/2024 5:00 PM General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=md28b191f23869d86a47e762b0724d062
1/19/2024 9:00 AM Preserve Initiative Oversight Committee1/19/2024 9:00 AM Preserve Initiative Oversight Committee/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2024_01.19 PPPI Oversight Committee Packet.pdfhttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=mb408ca3e5150a676dea0b16a494Preserve Initiative Oversight Committee1/19/2024 4:00:00 PM331/19/2024 9:00 AM Preserve Initiative Oversight Committee
11/16/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting11/16/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/11162023_Parks_Board_Packet_REVISED.pdftannia.ruiz@phoenix.gov/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/11.16.23 Park Board Meeting RESULTS.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/11.16.23 Parks Board Meeting Minutes.pdfGeneral Meeting11/17/2023 12:00:00 AM3211/16/2023 5:00 PM General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m2529358b914d11f340d8cb0fbcec5237
10/26/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting10/26/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/10262023_Parks_Board_Packet.pdftannia.ruiz@phoenix.gov/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/10.26.23 Park Board Meeting RESULTS.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/10.26.23 Parks Board Meeting Minutes.pdfGeneral Meeting10/27/2023 12:00:00 AM3110/26/2023 5:00 PM General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m9e970f796cc9ad70805a8a14227df2bd
9/28/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting9/28/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/09282023_Parks_Board_Packet_.pdftannia.ruiz@phoenix.gov/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/09.28.23 Parks Board Meeting RESULTS.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/09.28.23 Parks Board Meeting Minutes.pdfhttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/weblink/register/re3439a3ea858bb425c2b2d62d4064340 General Meeting9/29/2023 12:00:00 AM309/28/2023 5:00 PM General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=md4ad29e487c1cae8e3bf9767e42108e9
8/31/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting8/31/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/08312023_Parks_Board_Packet-Revised2.pdftannia.ruiz@phoenix.gov/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/08312023 Parks Board Meeting RESULTS.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/08.31.23 Parks Board Meeting Minutes.pdfhttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m0ba4d7a3e5d3e38f6eec3c6d032ae256General Meeting9/1/2023 12:00:00 AM298/31/2023 5:00 PM General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m0ba4d7a3e5d3e38f6eec3c6d032ae256
6/22/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting6/22/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/06222023_Parks_Board_Packet.pdftannia.ruiz@phoenix.gov/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/06222023 Parks Board Meeting RESULTS.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/3a 06222023 Parks Board Minutes.pdfGeneral Meeting6/23/2023 12:00:00 AM286/22/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting
5/25/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting5/25/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/05252023_Parks_Board_Packet.pdftannia.ruiz@phoenix.gov/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/05252023 Parks Board Meeting RESULTS.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/3a 05252023 Parks Board Minutes-TMR track changes.pdfGeneral Meeting5/26/2023 12:00:00 AM275/25/2023 5:00 PM General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=me79235f12893f9fa515ecfd476407a93
4/27/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting4/27/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/04272023_Parks_Board_Packet.pdftannia.ruiz@phoenix.gov/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/04272023Parks Board Meeting RESULTS.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/3a 04272023 Parks Board APPROVED Minutes.pdfGeneral Meeting4/28/2023 12:00:00 AM264/27/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting
3/23/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting3/23/2023 5:00 PM General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/03232023_Parks_Board_Packet.pdftannia.ruiz@phoenix.gov/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/03232023 Parks Board Meeting RESULTS.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/3a DRAFT 03232023 Parks Board Minutes.pdfhttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m3ebe9468fc0f2ab84f7d6679e70a795fGeneral Meeting3/24/2023 12:00:00 AM253/23/2023 5:00 PM General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m3ebe9468fc0f2ab84f7d6679e70a795f

Parks and Recreation Board Me​​mbers

The Parks and Recreation Board was established by the Phoenix City Charter, Chapter XXIII to accomplish the following goals: 

  1. To receive, accept or acquire by grant, gift, bequest or devise, property of every kind, real, personal or mixed, whosesoever situated, in fee, trust or otherwise, subject to any provisions made by the donor. 
  2. Establish operating policies for recreational facilities and services within and without the city as the developing public recreation needs may require. 
  3. Enter into contracts to grant concessions, licenses and permits for the use of the recreational facilities of the city and to contract with others for the use of recreational facilities needed by the city. 
  4. Establish schedules of charges for miscellaneous recreational facilities and to advise the City Council on fees to be set by Council on golf courses, tennis centers and swimming pools. 
  5. Advise the Council concerning recreational needs and recommend acquisition, location, and nature of facilities to meet said needs. 
  6. Receive and consider the proposed annual budget for parks and recreation purposes during the process of its preparation and make recommendations with respect thereto. 
  7. Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by ordinance not inconsistent with the provisions of this charter. 

This Board meets once per month on the fourth Thursday at 5:00 p.m., except the meeting for November is changed to the third Thursday because of holidays. July and December meetings are typically cancelled.

Kelly Dalton, Chair
Aubrey Barnwell
Dorina Bustamante
Ed Zuercher
Emma Viera
Kelly Dalton
Sarah Porter​​
Tony Moya


Phoenix Parks & Preserve Initiative Oversight Committee Members

The Phoenix Parks and Preserves Initiative Oversight Committee ​is responsible for annually reviewing the expenditures of the Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative Program for conformance to the September 1999 Ballot. The committee shall consult with the Parks and Recreation Board, Citizens Bond Committee, and advise the City Council on the Parks and Preserve Initiative Program.

This committee meets annually.

Patricia Duarte
John Furniss
Ira Feldman​
Gary Kaasa
Sarah Porter


Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mountain Parks/Preserves Committee

The Phoenix Sonoran Preserve and Mountain Parks/Preserve Committee is responsible for developing or recommending ordinances to the Parks and Recreation Board impacting mountain and desert preserves and the urban development surrounding them. Phoenix Sonoran Preserve and Mountain Parks/Preserve Committee is, by City Charter, dedicated to the conservation of large tracts of natural Sonoran Desert open space within the City of Phoenix. Its mission is to provide a public forum for the development of policies to conserve, manage, protect and enhance the Phoenix Mountain Preserves system resources for the aesthetic and scenic value, recreational use, cultural interpretation, and environmental education of the public.

This committee meets bimonthly on the third Monday at 6:00 p.m.


Jesse Cuilty

William Fallon

John Furniss​​

Vashti "Tice" Supplee

Tamera Zivic


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