The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Bylaws were approved in November 2023 by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

Article II lists the Functions and Responsibilities of the Parks Commission:

Section 1.        The Commission shall act in an advisory role to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (hereinafter referred to as the Board of Supervisors) on matters pertaining to parks and recreation. 

Section 2.        The Commission shall recommend broad policies and long-range programs for the acquisition, planning, development, maintenance, and operation of the County parks.

Section 3.        The Commission shall recommend reasonable rules and regulations for the proper use, management, government and protection of, and maintenance of good order in, all County parks under its supervision and control.

Section 4.        The Commission shall periodically prescribe for approval by the Board of Supervisors a schedule of fees for programs and facility uses. The Commission shall, on an annual basis, review and provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on a departmental budget prepared in accordance with established County budgetary procedures.

Section 5.        The Commission shall serve as a forum for the general public to discuss issues relating to parks and recreation. The Commission shall assist in fostering increased public understanding and support for the parks and recreation movement.

Section 6.        The Commission shall assist in developing and maintaining good relationships among the National and State Associations dedicated to parks and recreation.

Section 7.        The Commission shall assist with the selection process and recommend the appointment of the Parks and Recreation Department Director at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors. 

Section 8.        At its regular meetings, the Commission shall receive and review reports from the Department Director.

To view the complete Bylaws, click here.


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