Parks, Recreation, Golf, and Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board

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The Parks, Recreation, Golf, and Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board advises the City Council and assists the City Manager and staff in the following: 

  • establishment of essential policies, rules, and regulations relating to the planning, acquisition, disposition, operation, use, care, and maintenance of golf facilities owned, leased, or otherwise acquired by the City for use as municipal golf courses.
  • establishment of essential policies, management plans, rules, and regulations relating to the planning,  acquisition, disposition, operation, conservation, use, care, and maintenance of areas and  structures owned, leased, or otherwise acquired by the City for use as parks and  preserves.
  • establishment of essential policies, rules, and regulations relating to the planning,  acquisition, disposition, operation, use, care, maintenance, design, and construction of cemetery facilities owned, leased, or otherwise acquired by the City.
  • establishment of priorities at budget time for non-administrative functions relating to golf, park, preserve, and recreation policy, as well as the cemetery.
  • development of a  continuing plan for the City’s park and recreation program.
  • receipt, acceptance, and acquisition, subject to final action by the City Council, by gift,  bequest, or devise real and personal property of every kind, nature, and description in  the name of the City for park and preserve purposes subject to the terms of the gift.

In addition, the Parks, Recreation, Golf, and Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board serves as the City Tree Board with the responsibility to study, develop, update annually, and administer a written plan for the care, management, planting, replanting, and removal or disposition of trees and shrubs within parks, preserves, street rights-of-way, and public places owned by the City to ensure that the City will continue to realize the benefits provided by an urban forest.  Such plan will be presented to the City Council and upon their acceptance and approval shall constitute the official City Tree Plan for the City. 

The Parks, Recreation, Golf, and Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board is composed of eleven (11) members who are Tempe residents.  Terms are for three years.  (City Code, Chapter 2, Article V, Division 7)

To view current information and membership, click here.

 

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