Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

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.


Connie Edmonston

Parks and Recreation Dept.



Staggered three-year terms, ending December 31.


The Board shall be composed of nine members as follows:

  • Nine members from the public-at-large


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

Public Notification

 A weekly meetings list is prepared by the City Clerk office which is distributed to the press and posted on the City’s web site:

Meeting Times

The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 111 at the City Administration Building. 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.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Agendas
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Minutes

City of Fayetteville Appointees

Position Name Address Phone Terms
Chair Phillip Watson 4242 N. Taliesin Ln., Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 409-6091 07/01/2009 thru 12/31/2015
Charles "Chuck" Maxwell 1063 N. Kings Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 466-7436 01/01/2013 thru 12/31/2015
David L. Priest 1010 Sunset Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 251-7992 01/01/2014 thru 12/31/2016
David Proffitt 1134 Crossover Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 770-8989 04/01/2012 thru 12/31/15
Kyle McHan 2109 East Flint Creek, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (870) 776-0386 01/01/2015 thru 12/31/2017
Phillip McKnight 1969 W. Archer, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 444-7633 01/01/2012 thru 12/31/2017
Richie Lamb 893 N. Lewis Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 790-7902 07/01/2013 thru 12/31/2017
Terry Lawson 3171 Katherine Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 442-3665 07/01/2012 thru 12/31/2016
Wade Colwell 501 Forest Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 409-9759 01/01/2014 thru 12/31/2016