World Urban Parks is constituted (World Urban Parks Constitution) as a non-governmental, non-profit membership-based peak body. From commencement on 1 April 2015, initial directors were appointed from full members.
Governance by full members is conducted at Annual General Meetings (AGM) and other General Meetings. Every three years, from 15 August 2016, or as there are vacancies, at an AGM full members elect Board directors representative of membership categories, regions, and skills (see Table 1).
The board appoints the Chair and Executive for annual terms, and may co-opt non-voting directors. The chairperson chairs the Executive, Board, and General Meetings of Members.