No major decisions regarding plans for the parks projects were made at the session.
"The commissioners just brainstormed," said Orange County Budget Director Donna Dean.
"The basic point was to update the commissioners on what the Intergovernmental Parks Works Group is pursuing and working on."
Orange County voters approved $20 million for parks, recreation and open space in November.
The money was part of a $74 million bond package that included funding for education, senior centers and affordable housing.
Orange County Commissioner Alice Gordon added that all the commissioners can do now is wait until the parks work group comes to a decision.
"We really discussed the projects in depth last night," Gordon said. "Members also had the chance to raise points of clarification."
The group, made up of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough officials, is scheduled to meet Feb. 27 to work on and finalize the draft policy for the parks, recreation and open space projects proposal.
Dean said the commissioners expect feedback from the towns.