The purpose of the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board is to study and determine the park, recreation, and open space needs of the County and serve as an advisory body providing recommendations to the County Commissioners on matters pertaining to the planning, programming, evaluating, and funding of park and recreation facilities and programs.

The membership of the Board shall be eleven (11), one of whom shall be a representative of the Board of Education of Carroll County. All members shall be endorsed by the County Commissioners before an appointment.

The term of office of the Board members shall be four (4) years with the Board of Education member being reviewed each year. A term is limited to two (2) consecutive terms.