The Recreation and Parks Commission was established on March 23, 1938 by Resolution #448. It is comprised of 5 members, who must be residents of El Segundo. Commissioners serve with minimal compensation for 4-year terms, without term limits. The commission advises the City Council on all matters pertaining to recreation, parks, parkways and street trees. It makes recommendations to the City Council regarding level of services, policies and assists in implementing Recreation and Parks Department improvements and programs, including youth counseling, senior outreach, golf operations, city transportation, and in the acquisition and disposal of park property.