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​​Welcome to the Parks and Recreation Board and Committees page! Below is schedule and information 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 Initiative 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.

 

 

6/27/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting6/27/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General MeetingParks Board General Meeting6/28/2024 12:00:00 AM396/27/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting
5/23/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting5/23/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/05.23.2024 Parks and Recreation Board Packet.pdfhttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=mfda18e6371a0a109bf57b9d6f36f4ca1Parks Board General Meeting5/24/2024 12:00:00 AM385/23/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=mfda18e6371a0a109bf57b9d6f36f4ca1
5/20/2024 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee5/20/2024 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2024-05-20 PSPMPPC AGENDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2024-05-20 PSPMPPC NOTICE OF RESULTS.pdfPhoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee5/21/2024 1:00:00 AM445/20/2024 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee
4/25/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting4/25/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/04.25.24 NOTICE OF CANCELLATION.pdfParks Board General Meeting4/26/2024 12:00:00 AM374/25/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting
3/28/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting3/28/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/03.28.2024 Parks and Recreation Board Packet.pdfParks Board General Meeting3/29/2024 12:00:00 AM363/28/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m9037deaf2305f75f98b5783281e205a9
3/18/2024 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee3/18/2024 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2024-03-18 PSPMPPC AGENDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2024-03-18 PSPMPPC Summary Meeting Minutes - approved.pdfPhoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee3/19/2024 1:00:00 AM423/18/2024 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee
2/22/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting2/22/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board 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=m8810380e2485893be86645641ac9090dParks Board General Meeting2/23/2024 12:00:00 AM352/22/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m8810380e2485893be86645641ac9090d
1/25/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting1/25/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board 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=md28b191f23869d86a47e762b0724d062Parks Board General Meeting1/26/2024 12:00:00 AM341/25/2024 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=md28b191f23869d86a47e762b0724d062
1/22/2024 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee1/22/2024 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/01.22.24 PSPMPP Agenda.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/01.22.24 PSPMPP meeting results.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/REVISED 01-22-24 PSPMPP Summary Minutes - approved.pdfPhoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee1/23/2024 1:00:00 AM431/22/2024 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee
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 Parks Board General Meeting11/16/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board 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.pdfParks Board General Meeting11/17/2023 12:00:00 AM3211/16/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m2529358b914d11f340d8cb0fbcec5237
11/13/2023 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee11/13/2023 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2023-11-13 PSPMPPC AGENDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2023-11-13 PSPMPPC NOTICE OF RESULTS.pdfPhoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee11/14/2023 1:00:00 AM4011/13/2023 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee
10/26/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting10/26/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board 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.pdfParks Board General Meeting10/27/2023 12:00:00 AM3110/26/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m9e970f796cc9ad70805a8a14227df2bd
9/28/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting9/28/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board 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 Parks Board General Meeting9/29/2023 12:00:00 AM309/28/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=md4ad29e487c1cae8e3bf9767e42108e9
9/18/2023 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee9/18/2023 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/Updated Link 2023-09-18 PSPMPPC AGENDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2023-09-18 PSPMPPC Meeting Results.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2023-09-18 SUMMARY MEETING MINUTES - approved.pdfPhoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee9/19/2023 1:00:00 AM419/18/2023 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee
8/31/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting8/31/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board 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=m0ba4d7a3e5d3e38f6eec3c6d032ae256Parks Board General Meeting9/1/2023 12:00:00 AM298/31/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meetinghttps://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m0ba4d7a3e5d3e38f6eec3c6d032ae256
7/17/2023 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee7/17/2023 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2023-07-17 PSPMPPC AGENDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/2023-07-17 PSPMPPC Meeting Results.pdf/parkssite/BoardMeetingFiles/Approved - 2023-07-17 PSPMPPC Summary Meeting Minutes.pdfPhoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee7/18/2023 1:00:00 AM457/17/2023 6:00 PM Phoenix Sonoran Preserve & Mnt. Parks Preserve Committee
6/22/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting6/22/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board 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.pdfParks Board General Meeting6/23/2023 12:00:00 AM286/22/2023 5:00 PM Parks Board General Meeting

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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