Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Regular Meetings

  • 5:30 PM
  • 1st Monday of each month
  • City Hall
    113 W. Mountain Street
    Room 111
    Fayetteville, AR 72701

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) was created by Ordinance 1526 on January 3, 1967, to act in an advisory capacity to the Director of Parks and Recreation, the Mayor, and City Council on all policy matters pertaining to the Parks and Recreation Department activities. Ordinance 1526 has since been amended by Ordinance 3058, 4290, 4544 and 5158.

The duty of the Board members is to stimulate and encourage communication with all members of the community to ensure that programs, goals, and objectives are consistent with community needs and desires.

PRAB members work in the public interest and speak for the general community. Annually, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board develops a suggested work program and operating budget to be submitted to the City by November of each year for the subsequent year. The Parks Board also recommends priorities for capital improvements and means for financing the same, and prepares an annual progress report on parks and recreation activities.


Staggered three-year terms, ending December 31.


The Board shall be composed of nine members from the public at-large.


Vacancies are filled by appointment from the governing body of the City.


In addition to the regularly scheduled Board meetings, members are required to attend special meetings and serve as liaisons to other boards and committees that meet on a regular basis.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer; it is distributed to the press and posted online.

  • Richie Lamb
    893 North Lewis Avenue
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    07/01/13 thru 12/31/17
  • Phillip McKnight
    Vice Chair

    1969 West Archer Drive
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    01/01/12 thru 12/31/17
  • Dana Smith
    2832 North Centerwood Road
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    01/03/17 thru 12/31/19
  • Wade Colwell
    501 Forest Avenue
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    01/01/14 thru 12/31/19
  • Bill Putman
    303 East Millsap Road
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    01/03/17 thru 12/31/19

  • Charles "Chuck" Maxwell
    1063 North Kings Drive
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    01/01/13 thru 12/31/18
  • Kyle McHan
    2109 East Flint Creek
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    01/01/15 thru 12/31/17
  • David Proffitt
    1134 North Crossover Road
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    04/01/12 thru 12/31/18
  • JL Jennings
    20 West Forsythia Drive #9
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    01/01/16 thru 12/31/18