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Purpose & Policy


The purpose of the Frederick County Recreation Councils is to provide direction for the Division of Parks and Recreation, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and County residents in the establishment and operation of recreation programs in Frederick County.

It is the policy of the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) to advance opportunities for wholesome recreation programs and activities designed to promote general health and welfare of County residents.

Further, it is the policy of the BoCC to encourage voluntary and other community organizations and commercial enterprises to provide these programs and activities to the fullest extent possible, utilizing the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation to assist with and coordinate their efforts.

To carry out this policy, the BoCC endorses the creation of County-supported volunteer community recreation councils, subject to the provisions of the Guidelines for Establishment and Operation of Recreation Councils.

The staff of the Division of Parks and Recreation has no legal or other formal relationship with the Recreation Councils. The staff members of Parks and Recreation are individuals through whom the BoCC effects its cooperation with the Recreation Councils in the provision by the Councils of Recreation Services.