A 7-member Park Board presides over operations of the Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department as per Indiana state statute. The board is made up of community members appointed by the following:
1 member by the Mayor of the City of Lafayette
1 member by the Tippecanoe County Commissioners
2 members by the Circuit Court Judge
2 members by the Tippecanoe County Council
Tippecanoe County Extension Agent serves as an automatic appointment
Terms on the Park Board are 4 years with the exception of the Mayor's appointment, which is at his/her pleasure, and the Extension Agent, which is concurrent with his/her employment.