The Board oversees and coordinates recreational activities and special events for the residents of College Park. The Board also advises the City Council regarding recreational facilities and events with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the University of Maryland.
Board members are appointed by City Council members. Individuals interested in serving on the Recreation Board should have related interest and expertise such as entertainment, recreation, sports, social activities, organizational skills, media relations, etc.
The Public Services Director acts as staff liaison to the College Park Recreation Board. The Board plans and coordinates various activities such as the annual Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks, City Exhibit at Maryland Day and College Park Day, the Fall Blues Festival, children's holiday parties and several other activities, with volunteer, event partners, and Public Services staff support.