Parks & Recreation Board

Regular Meetings


  • 6:00 PM
  • Quarterly:  July, October, January, April
  • Typically the first Monday of the Month unless otherwise stated
  • City Hall Board Room
  • 405 N Main 
  • Springfield, TN  37172
  • Open to the public

Members


  • Mark Hollingsworth, Chairman At-Large
    Term expires: June 30, 2019
  • Jerald Jones, Ward 1
    Term expires: June 30, 2017
  • Eugene Ellis, Ward 2
    Term expires: June 30, 2017
  • Buzzy Poole, Ward 3
    Term expires: June 30, 2017


  • Misty Williamson, Ward 4
    Term expires: June 30, 2019
  • Paige Betts, Ward 5
    Term expires: June 30, 2019
  • Lillian Harris, Ward 6
    Term expires: June 30, 2019
Overview
The Parks and Recreation Board is comprised of 7 members who serve without compensation. Of these, 1 of the members is appointed at-large by the Mayor to serve as chairperson and the other 6 members are each appointed by the alderman of their ward. Each member serves a term of 4 years.

The Parks and Recreation Board, in conjunction with the Director of Parks and Recreation, formulates policies, regulations and rules for the operation of the Parks and Recreation Department. Those who desire to use park properties or facilities exclusively must seek approval through the Parks and Recreation Department prior to beginning the activity or event are as follows:
  • All individual citizens
  • Businesses
  • Charitable organizations
  • Civic clubs
  • Committees
  • Special interest groups
Responsibilities
Duties of the Parks and Recreation Board include:
  • Formulating and recommending a 3-5 year parks and recreation capital plan
  • Formulating with the Parks and Recreation Department all parks and recreation rules and regulations and recommending same to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen
  • Communicating to the public the importance of parks and recreation services and informing the public of the status and progress of said services
  • Formulating fees and charges to be recommended to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for adoption