An amended ordinance effective January 12, 2013, reduced the members to five commission members, down from seven, who each serve two year staggered terms. In 2006, upon disbanding of the Arts Commission, a Parks and Recreation Commission Alternates board was formed. The amended ordinance also reduced the alternates from three to two. One alternate's term expires in odd years, the second in even years
This commission is charged with the development and supervision of recreational programs and the maintenance of recreational facilities and advancement of cultural and art activities within the Town of Coventry.