The City of Florence Parks and Recreation Division manages athletic and neighborhood programming activities as well as maintains park facilities located within the City of Florence. The City of Florence City Council appoints residents to the Parks and Beautification Commission.

This volunteer Commission acts an advisory board to the Department and City Council. The Commission helps to establish rules, regulations, functions, goals, policies and procedures for the performance of its duties, and for the use, operation and conduct of all facilities and programs. The Commission is also responsible for the "Adopt a Park" program, the City’s live tree removal program and certain aspects of city beautification.

Current board members are:

John Jebaily, Chairman
Corey Phillips
Cecil Edward Floyd, Jr.
Walter Sallenger
Robert Gabriel
MaSabra Player
William Crosswell
Michael Montrose
Carlton Pridgen
Tallon Temple
Vanessa Murray
Bettie Ann McCrae
Helen Sims
Roger Malfatti
Barry Wingard, Jr.
Bruce Mallick
David Phillips
Donnie Carter  

The Commission is to be in tune with local residents in order to pass along suggestions and ideas to Department staff as to what the community wants and needs.