City Council has named 25 candidates it will recommend for the new Parks and Recreation Commission. Mayor Nutter has until July 1 to narrow Council's picks to nine appointees. A Council committee yesterday approved the list, and a full Council vote is expected Thursday.
The commission is to have a central advisory role to the new Department of Parks and Recreation, the product of a merger between the Fairmount Park Commission and the city Recreation Department. Six of the 15 seats go to heads of city departments.