Parks & Rec Advisory Board

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The purpose of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is to provide representation for the citizens of the City of Odessa in partnership with the Parks & Recreation Department, the Mayor, and the City Council in promoting understanding, appreciation, participation and support for open spaces, parks, recreational opportunities, cultural activities, programs and facilities.

Formed in 1984, the Advisory Board consists of 6 members serving a term of two-years and may be reappointed from the representing Council Member or Mayor. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Park & Recreation Administration Office Conference Room – 1100 West 42nd Street, Odessa, TX, 79764.

The City Council, jointly with the Mayor, has appointment authority for the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.

Special Requirements: Members must be Odessa residents. Members cannot be City of Odessa employees. Parks Board chooses own Chairman.

Staff, non-voting member of the board, is Steve Patton, Director, Parks & Recreation Department and can be reached at 432-368-3548.

Advisory Board Meetings are open to the public. See the public notices and agendas below. 

If interested in serving on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, contact Norma Grimaldo, City Secretary at City Hall, 411 West 8th Street, Odessa, TX 79760. (432)335-4163. 

Contact Information

Parks and Recreation
1100 W. 42nd Street
Odessa, TX 79764
Phone: (432) 368-3548