Parks, Culture and Recreation Board Resources


Thank you for joining the Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation Board. Your service to the City of Lacey is welcomed and appreciated.

The information provided here will guide you in learning more about the Commission, its work and how you can be an active participant.

About the Board

The Parks, Culture and Recreation Board, formerly the Board of Park Commissioners, was created by Ordinance 132 which was adopted on March 12, 1970. The name was changed to the Parks, Culture and Recreation Board in January of 2023.

The 8-member Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation Board, is comprised of seven general commissioners and one youth representative. The board plans for the acquisition and development of all parks and trail systems within the city. The board also offers recommendations to the City Council regarding planning, acquisition, construction, development, maintenance, and operation of Lacey’s public recreation facilities and recreational programs.

Municipal Code

The duties and responsibilities of the board are outlined in the Lacey Municipal Code.

LMC 2.44 Parks, Culture and Recreation Board

Standards and Policies

Open Government Training

Members of City Council boards or commissions are subject to the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and must receive OPMA training no later than 90 days after assuming their duties, as well as completing refresher training at intervals of no more than four years.

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office provides this training in an online format so that it can be done at your convenience. There are five online courses, but you are only required to take three of them:

  • Lesson 1: Overview
  • Lesson 2: Open Public Records Act Basics
  • Lesson 3: Open Public Meetings Act