Park Board

Regular Meetings

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of the following months:
    January, March, May, July, September, and November
  • EM City Annex
    912 16th Avenue
    East Moline, IL 61244


Brian Stombaugh, PresidentJaylee Swanson
Ald. Gary Almblade, SecretaryTayvian Johnson
Glynis Lowery, TreasurerMichael Spencer
Belinda RuschLynn Segura
Roseann CervantesAld. Jayne O'Brien, Alternate

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meeting and minutes are available once approved by the Park Board.

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Park Board Mission Statement

Help to preserve, beautify, and protect our city parks in order to provide a clean park environment for all to enjoy.   

Park Board Overview


The park and recreation board shall consist of nine (9) members. One member of the nine (9) members shall be an alderman, with voting power. In addition, there shall be an alternate alderman appointed, to have voting power only in the absence of the primary aldermanic member. Both the primary and alternate aldermanic members shall be appointed by the mayor, with the consent of the city council. The board appointments shall be for a two (2) year term with the terms staggered so that four (4) members are appointed one year and four (4) members appointed the following year, with the aldermanic term being for one year and being made annually. The appointments shall be made by the mayor on the first regular council meeting in May of each year. (Ord. 95-14, 4-17-1995; amd. Ord. 03-17, 5-19-2003)


The board shall elect one of its number as chairman, one as secretary, and one as treasurer. The treasurer of the park and recreation board shall be responsible for the compilation and reporting of the financial condition of the park board, and shall not have authority to prepare or execute drafts for the expenditures of funds. The board shall keep a correct record of its proceedings and shall meet at such times as it may determine. (Ord. 00-24, 8-7-2000)


(A) The park board shall have the responsibility for the establishment, planning and coordination of all public parks and recreation programs involving park property and shall direct the ornamenting, adorning, laying out and improving of the grounds of said parks.

(B) The employment and day to day supervision of such workmen as may be necessary to carry out such purposes, and as may be permitted under the budget of the park board as submitted to the city council and approved each year, shall be under the director of maintenance services. The director shall be assisted by the park supervisor. The director of maintenance services shall be responsible for budget recommendations to the park board regarding wages, equipment and maintenance; the director shall further coordinate the use of park employees with other municipal functions and services so as to make best use of all municipal employees and equipment. All materials and equipment purchased for park purposes shall be coordinated with material and equipment purchases of the department of maintenance services and shall be authorized by the director of maintenance services. In addition, the park board shall assume the responsibility for the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation programs within the city, such programs to include playgrounds, sports and recreation programs, and recreation centers.

(C) The board shall collect all receipts from park board activities and properties and deposit them in the park fund in the city treasury. All funds expended for the establishment and maintenance of public parks for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the city shall be budgeted and accounted for separately so as to assure the proper expenditure of the taxes levied for park purposes.

(D) In addition, all funds from the adult softball program and other programs as agreed upon by the parties shall be deposited to a separate fund in the city clerk’s office, with authorized expenditures being made from said segregated funds.

(E) The supervisor of parks shall be compensated at a rate to be determined from time to time by the city council and shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval and consent of the city council. (Ord. 88-29, 5-2-1988)


All receipts on account of the city parks, whether arising from rentals, donation, sale of any part thereof, or of any lands so willed and devised by any person to the city, shall be exclusively expended and applied under the direction and control of the park board. (Ord. 88-29, 5-2-1988)