The City of New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches (PRB) Youth Advisory Council is now accepting applications for teens ages 14-18 who want to make a difference in our community! This is a fun and exciting year-long experience with a manageable time commitment. Participants will be given the opportunity to make real change at the local level for how they want to see New Bedford’s parks, trails, and beaches utilized as well as assisting in the development of recreational opportunities for young people and families in our city and beyond.


The PRB Youth Advisory Council takes part in fun, local campaigns to improve our open space and quality of life for all residents. Participants will be expected to join us on exclusive field trips and outdoor activities as well.


Apply today for an opportunity to effect change in our community, gain important social and environmental education, and pick up a new skill or hobby!


Refreshments will be served during in-person meetings.



Ashley Park Community Center

543 Rivet St.

New Bedford, MA 02740


For more information please call the
Administrative Offices of Parks Recreation & Beaches at:
(508) 961-3015
or email us at:
info [dot] prb [at] newbedford-ma [dot] gov