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Parks and Recreation Advisory Board


Held the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Check the municipal calendar for exact dates or updates.
Meeting location: Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building, 710 Washington Road and on Zoom.
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The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has nine members, with at least one member from each ward in the municipality. After initial appointments to stagger terms, board members will serve for three year terms.


The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is to advise and make recommendations to municipal staff and the Commission concerning the parks and recreation desires and needs of the municipality, and to provide leadership guidance to raise the parks and recreational aspirations of the citizens of the municipality, and to make recommendations to implement the applicable recommendations of the Parks Master Plan and Comprehensive Plan.


  • To review, monitor, and propose policy changes in alignment with the municipality's Comprehensive Plan and Parks Master Plan as necessary to:
    • Assist with parks and recreation facilities plans and utilization policies.
    • Assist with planning recreation programming.
    • Assist with planning and funding priorities for parks and recreation capital improvements.
    • Advise on any other Municipal policies regarding the utilization of open spaces to promote health, wellbeing and the enjoyment of public recreational spaces.
  • To work with individual citizens, neighborhood groups, and municipal staff to develop and recommend criteria by which to guide parks and recreation projects
  • To perform the functions set forth in Chapter XIX regarding trees.
  • To accomplish its work and gather public input, the Board may use surveys, community meetings, listening sessions, focus groups, study sessions, or public hearings, as necessary.

In the performance of its activities and duties the Board shall seek assistance from staff to ensure that all its actions and recommendations are in compliance with applicable municipal standards and regulations.

Advisory Activities

  • Advise the Commission and make recommendations concerning parks and recreation facilities.
  • Advise the Commission on the implementation of current and future parks and recreation facilities improvements.
  • Advise the Commission during the annual budget cycle regarding the Capital Improvements Program, to improve the municipality's parks and recreation facilities.
  • Advise the Commission and municipal staff on municipal recreation programming.
  • Act as a conduit of information between the municipality and the community to gather and assess the information necessary to make sound and consistent advisory recommendations to the municipality for recreation programming, policies and facility improvements.

Collaborative Activities

The Board shall seek to promote close collaboration among Commission and other boards, municipal departments, individuals, businesses, schools, and institutions concerned with Municipal parks and recreation in order to promote public wellbeing, health, safety, and welfare.

  • In fulfilling the collaborative duties described herein, the Commission may opt to appoint ex-officio members to other boards or commissions, where such formal non-voting participation can enhance the level of cooperation and collaboration among municipal boards and commissions.
  • Any other activities directed by the Commission.

Staff liaisons

David Donnellan and Phil Avolio