About the Parks Commission
The Elburn Parks Commission, is an advisory commission to the Village Board to assist in the acquisition, management, and future use planning of Village parks and recreational assets and to represent the interests of the Village residents in all matter relating to the parks and recreational facilities owned by the Village of Elburn.
It is the responsibility of the Park Commissioners to listen to the concerns, opinions and ideas of its residents and represent these to the entire Park Commission for discussion and decision-making purposes. The Park Commissioners have a responsibility to respond to the residents by sharing the information and decisions made by the body.
The Park Commission is involved in development of policy pertaining to parks, while the staff of the Village has the responsibility to administer the policies. The Park Commissioners have input in determining priorities for capital outlay related to parks. These priority decisions are made based on the Village’s Parks and Recreation Five-Year Master Plan, which the Park Commission will establish and maintain. The Commission makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees for their consideration. In the preparation of such recommendations, the Elburn Parks Commission may undertake such research and studies as it may deem necessary and may consult with such community organizations or governmental bodies as is required for the production of the necessary information.