The Parks and Recreation Board shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the city council. Members are appointed for a term of three (3) years provided however, in order to establish staggered terms of office, two (2) of the initial board members shall be appointed for two (2) year terms and two (2) of the initial members shall be appointed for one (1) year terms.
Oversees funds earmarked for the use of improving and developing DeSoto's parks through the 4-B sales tax proceeds.
Oversees Parks & Recreation master planning.
May raise funds though issuance of bonds, notes, or other debt instruments, and matching funds from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
The Parks & Recreation Board meets quarterly, on the first Monday of that month at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center, unless it falls on a Holiday, then the meeting will be the next following Monday.