Public Parks and Recreation Commission

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Term of Office:

3 years


The Public Parks and Recreation Commission creates policies and assists in the administration of a coordinated City parks and recreation program. This Commission was created August 4, 1944.


Nine members appointed by City Council. Members must reside within the Rock Hill School District Three boundaries.


  • Recommend policies for a coordinated recreation service, and cooperate with other similar local, state or federal government authorities, subject to approval by City Council.
  • Make bylaws, rules and regulations for the proper conduct of the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department of the City, subject to approval by Council.
  • Establish Voluntary Advisory Committees for all organized sports programs, parks, and neighborhood centers
  • Recommend parks and recreation capital project priorities.
  • Have a general understanding of the Commission's bylaws.
  • Have an understanding of attendance guidelines.
  • Visit recreation sites periodically.
  • Hold public hearings as necessary.
  • Make annual reports to Council and other reports as necessary or requested.

Meeting Schedule:

The Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Glencairn Garden Learning Center located at 825 Edgemont Road. Commission meetings usually last 2 hours. Members are encouraged to attend park openings and dedications, the annual volunteer appreciation event, and other department special events.

Staff Liaison:

Amanda Helms, Parks, Recreation and Tourism, 803-329-8752.

Member Position Term
Brother David Joseph Boone Chair 03/23/70-01/01/20
Rene Brannan   07/14/08-01/01/18
Beverly A. "Bev" Carroll   01/23/89-01/01/19
John Elliott "Topsy" Coleman   03/17/86-01/01/19
Larry Erwin   06/23/69-01/01/18
Joseph B. "Bennie" Evans   07/13/92-01/01/20
Merritt King   01/13/14-01/01/20
James C. Rhea, III   03/17/03-01/01/18
Edwina Roseboro-Barnes   03/09/15-01/01/19