Advisory Park Board

Welcome to the Advisory Park Board page for the City of Battlefield. The Advisory Park Board serves as a crucial entity in guiding the development and maintenance of the city's park system. Committed to fostering community well-being, the board actively collaborates with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to address the diverse needs and requirements of our city's parks.

Duties and Responsibilities

Identify Park and Recreational Attitudes

  • Engage with individuals and organizations in the community to understand their park and recreational preferences.

  • Foster a dialogue to ensure the park system aligns with the diverse needs of our residents.

Make Annual Budget Recommendations

  • Develop and propose annual budget recommendations to support the maintenance and enhancement of current park facilities.

  • Advocate for resources that facilitate the continuation of ongoing and future park and recreational programs.

Insure Resources for Ongoing and Future Programs

  • Work to secure resources necessary for sustaining existing park programs and planning for future initiatives.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to explore funding opportunities for the benefit of the community.

Accept and Perform Delegated Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibilities delegated by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen in the interest of park system improvement.

  • Execute tasks in accordance with the highest standards of professionalism and community service.

Advise on Basic Policies

  • Provide input on fundamental policies that guide the operations of the Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Ensure alignment with the city's overall vision and goals.

Maintain a Clear Distinction

  • Understand and maintain a clear distinction between the role of the Advisory Park Board, the governing body, and professional staff.

  • Foster collaborative relationships while respecting individual responsibilities.

Submit Recommendations in Writing

  • Communicate all recommendations or suggestions in writing to avoid misinterpretations.

  • Enhance transparency by documenting the rationale behind each suggestion.

Recognize Potential Outcomes

  • Acknowledge that recommendations or suggestions may not always be followed.

  • Remain flexible and open to alternative approaches that align with the city's best interests.

Review and Advise on Development Plans

  • Evaluate proposed development plans and provide insightful advice to enhance the quality and functionality of park spaces.

Recommend Sites for Park Expansion

  • Identify suitable sites for park expansion to meet the growing needs of the community.

  • Collaborate with urban planning entities to ensure strategic and sustainable growth.

Recommend New Programs

  • Propose new programs for inclusion in the Parks and Recreation Department's offerings.

  • Stay attuned to emerging trends and community interests to enhance recreational opportunities.

The Advisory Park Board meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to speak during the meeting, must be signed up to speak by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Please contact City Hall at (417) 883-5840 for more information or drop by to get signed up.

Advisory Park Board Meeting Agendas

Advisory Park Board Meeting Minutes