This board was created by Article XXIII, Section 9-143 of the Harford County Code. The board makes recommendations to the county executive and the county council relating to plans, policies and programs for public recreation. The board works closely with the director of Parks & Recreation to oversee public parks and recreation in the county.
The board consists of seven qualified voters of the county. Not more than four members of the board can be members of the same political party. Members are appointed by the county executive and confirmed by the county council. Members will serve coterminous with the county executive, who will designate a member of the board as chair.