The Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board serves as the official citizen advisory board to the City Council on issues related to parks, greenway, and recreation policy matters. The board advises on matters related to the funding of the parks and recreation capital program, parks and recreation program policies, facility planning, and the acquisition of lands related to the parks and recreation program. The board serves as a liaison between the City and the citizens of the community and also works to promote parks and recreation programs.
The Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board consist of fifteen members, appointed by City Council to overlapping two-year terms.
The Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month. Currently, the meetings are held virtually using Zoom.
Three standing committees function to carry out the responsibilities of the Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board:
Meets the first Thursday of each month at 6pm in the Raleigh Municipal Building at 222 W. Hargett Street.
The committee is responsible for the study of issues related to park facilities, features, developments, and modifications. The committee prepares recommendations and proposals for the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board based on in-depth review and study of park-related issues and concerns.
Greenway and Urban Trees Committee
Meets the second Monday of each month at 4pm at the Raleigh Municipal Building at 222 W. Hargett Street.
The committee deliberates, advises and makes recommendations to the Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board on issues regarding the City of Raleigh greenway system and the City’s urban forestry programs.
Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Awards Committee
The committee plans the annual awards event that recognizes and honors volunteers who have made exceptional contributions to Department of Parks and Recreation programs or facilities. Nominations for these awards may be made by the public; nomination forms become available in January through the Parks and Recreation Department. The awards ceremony is held at Fred Fletcher Park each spring. The committee is comprised of current and former Advisory Board members and interested citizens.