A 10 member commission composed of 9 appointed by City Council for 3 year terms and 1 student member selected from the rising junior class in May of each year by Tennessee High School staff for a 1 year term. The student member may serve a 2nd 1 year term.
All City Council member appointments are required to be city residents at time of appointment and maintain city residency during the entire term of office. The student representative not need be a city resident.
Board Powers Chapter 54, Article II establishes the board and its duties pursuant to TCA 11-24-103. Advises City Council concerning use of and supervision of all public playgrounds, parks, athletic fields, recreation centers, and other public recreation facilities owned, controlled or used by the city and not controlled by the Board of Education.