Public Parks and Recreation Commission

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Term of Office:

Typically 3 years, but up to the discretion of City Council. 


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 Room 373 of City Hall located at 155 Johnston Street. 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
Rene Brannan  
Beverly A. "Bev" Carroll  Chair
John Elliott "Topsy" Coleman  
Larry Erwin  
Joseph B. "Bennie" Evans  
James C. Rhea, III  Vice-Chair
Edwina Roseboro-Barnes  
Perry Sutton  
Matt Watson