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Friends of Illinois Parks and #GivingTuesday
(posted November 21, 2014)

So, what's #GivingTuesday? It's a day to give thanks. We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Will you please donate to Friends of Illinois Parks? Read about our 2014 accomplishments.

Parks & Forest Preserves Bring Value to Our Communities
(posted November 6, 2014)

Read all about the highlights of our latest research study, conducted by Market Probe in 2013. The overall message is clear:  the citizens of Illinois know that park districts and forest preserves have significant impact on the well-being of a community and on the state of Illinois.

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Order printed copies of the brochure for just a $1 each - includes shipping!                                                 

Conference Early-Bird Deadline Closing in Fast!
(posted November 14, 2014)

There are two weeks left to register for the best conference around for parks, recreation and conservation at the early-bird discount! Register for the Soaring to New Heights Conference by December 1 and SAVE!

The 2015 conference is coming to the beautiful Hyatt Regency Chicago January 22-24.
Register for the conference today and reserve your hotel rooms at our comprehensive conference website.

Did You Miss the Legal Symposium, Don’t Worry We’ve Got You Covered!
(posted November 20, 2014)

If your schedule didn't permit you to attend IAPD's Legal Symposium, you can purchase the recorded Legal Symposium on DVD! Each order comes with one DVD and one comprehensive binder containing all of the handouts from the Symposium.

Order Your DVD Today!

Illinois Park District Law Handbook - NEW EDITION!
(updated November 20, 2014)

This fully updated 7th edition of the Illinois Park District Law Handbook consolidates this body of law into a single user-friendly volume that explains the complex laws and codes that govern local park districts. Thousands of bills have been signed into law since IAPD published the 6th edition in 2010.

Order Your Copy Today!

Give Us Your Best Shot!
(posted November, 20, 2014)

Enter Illinois Parks and Recreation magazine's Give Us Your Best Shot photo contest! You may enter up to five photos in each of the following categories:

  • Recreation / People at Play
  • Sports
  • Wildlife (live animals and insects, etc.)
  • Nature / Landscapes (flowers, sunsets, lakes and other landscapes, etc.)
Review the contest details, and start submitting entries today!

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