The seven-member Parks and Recreation Commission oversees the city's parks, activities, programs and facilities. The group seeks to meet the community's needs and wants while managing fees and policies. The commission also helps plan for new parks and other recreation opportunities.
The city's programs include: child care, aquatics, classes, special events, sports, picnic and facility rentals, and senior services.
The city's facilities include: Orange Memorial Pool and Recreation Building, Magnolia Center, Terrabay Gymnasium, Siebecker Center, Westborough Recreation Building, Joseph A. Fernekes Recreation Building, and the Municipal Services Building.
Members are appointed by the City Council. They meet on the fourth Thursday of each month.