The mission of the Hudson Parks Department is to acquire park land and to provide the citizens of Hudson with a park system for the conservation, preservation and enjoyment of their natural environment and to facilitate the usage of the pavilions, trails, playgrounds, fields, lake and other aspects of the park land. Founded in 1959, the Hudson Park Board oversees Hudson Parks. This seven member board meets monthly on the third Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall. Operating personnel include the Parks Superintendent, Maintenance Supervisor, Office Manager, Maintenance Technicians and a summertime maintenance crew and booth attendants. There are currently 21 Hudson Parks. The 1148 acres offer opportunities for active and passive recreation, as well as conservation and preservation.