The Zionsville Board of Parks and Recreation oversees the development and maintenance of parks and recreation in Zionsville. It is responsible for the supervision and policies concerning its approximately 20 parcels (about 500 acres) of parks in the Town of Zionsville, this includes setting policy for the maintenance of and use of parks and park-related equipment, and working with the superintendent in preparing/proposing Park-related budgets, long-range plans, and financing for both.
The Parks Board generally holds title to park lands and properties, holds limited bonding and taxing authority to finance its operations and necessary acquisitions and can apply for and secure certain state and federal park-related grants.
The Board is comprised of seven members. Four are appointed by the Town Council, one by the School Board, one by the Library Board and one is appointed by the Mayor. Term of service is four years for Town Council appointments and one year for Mayor, School and Library Board appointments.