Formed in 1984, the Advisory Board consists of 6 members serving a term of two-years and may be reappointed from the representing Council Member or Mayor.
Staff, non-voting member of the board, is Steve Patton, Director, Parks & Recreation Department and can be reached at 432-368-3548.
The City Council, jointly with the Mayor, has appointment authority for the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.
Members must be Odessa residents. Members cannot be City of Odessa employees. The Parks Board chooses its own Chairman.
The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is to provide representation for the citizens of the City of Odessa in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department, the Mayor, and the City Council in promoting understanding, appreciation, participation and support for open spaces, parks, recreational opportunities, cultural activities, programs and facilities.