Parks & Recreation Board

Parks & Recreation Board Member, Ed Dittmer, makes a presentation to Town Council

 

MEMBERS OF THIS BOARD

The Parks & Recreation Board is made up of seven members, serving three-year staggered terms. The duties of the board fall under four major areas, parks, beautification of public property, recreation and the arts. Responsibilities in these areas are to:

Parks

  • Maintain an inventory of all public lands designated or used for park purposes
  • Recommend to council those public lands which should be left in a natural state as open space and which should be developed for use as passive and active parks
  • Formulate and recommend plans for landscaping and development of passive and active park lands, including picnic areas and playgrounds
  • Monitor the condition of park lands and recommend maintenance or repairs

Beautification of Public Property:

  • Formulate and recommend to council plans for landscaping and beautification of public property other than parks and recreation facilities, including Town Hall, the golf course and public road rights-of-way

Recreation:

  • Identify those properties having potential for active recreation
  • Formulate and recommend  programs for active recreation, including sports, playgrounds, physical fitness facilities, scenic and hiking trails and bicycle paths
  • Coordinate with the Zoning and Planning Board to incorporate recreation facilities into the land use plan
  • Coordinate with the Lake Advisory Board regarding recreation activities on Lake Lure

Arts:

  • Formulate and recommend to council plans for an active arts and cultural program and encourage a public/private partnership to develop a vibrant visual and performing arts program for the Town of Lake Lure
  • Identify those properties having potential for public arts or other cultural facilities and recommend to council plans to develop those properties.
  • Coordinate with the Community Development Department and Zoning and Planning Board to incorporate arts and cultural facilities into the comprehensive plan
  • Monitor the condition of any public arts facilities and recommend maintenance or repairs to the town manager