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211 E. Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1186
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Join IAPD at One of Our 2017 BOOT CAMPS!

An IAPD Boot Camp is a power-packed course for new and seasoned commissioners covering key issues, basic skills and best practices. In just one session, attendees will receive targeted, in-depth training on: Fulfilling the critical, one-time Open Meetings Act training Best practices for your responsibilities as an elected official Strategies for successful advocacy Understanding your role in the financial operations of the agency Essential information on relationships among the board, executive director and staff And, much, much more!

Click here to register for one of the following Boot Camps!

Thursday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Normal Parks and Rec Department, 1110 Douglas Street, Normal, Illinois 61761

Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Bolingbrook Park District, 335 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440

Thursday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Schaumburg Park District, 401 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60194



Showcase the Best of Your Agency on Park District Conservation Day at the Illinois State Fair — Saturday, August 19!

Park District Conservation Day is coming to the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, August 19th. Help us reach more than 100,000 people with positive messages about Illinois park, recreation and conservation agencies by bringing your agency's bands, orchestras, chorales, dance, theater, tumbling groups, zoos and other talent to perform for fairgoers. Performers receive FREE parking and FREE admission to the Illinois State Fair on Park District Conservation Day. Join us for the state's largest public awareness event to promote park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies!

Click here to read more!


Host a Flying 4 KIDS Kite Fly in April or May! 

IAPD is coordinating the 13th annual Flying 4 KIDS Statewide Kite Fly designed to create awareness of the Park District Youth License Plate, an important revenue-generator for beyond-school programming at park, recreation and conservation agencies throughout Illinois.

We encourage park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies to host kite fly events during these months. IAPD will provide participating agencies with a FREE Event Planner's Guide, graphics and youth license plate brochures.

Please complete this form and return it no later than 3 weeks from your event.

Happy Flying! 



IAPD Parks & Conservation Legends Video Series

George Longmeyer, Schaumburg Park District

Listen to George Longmeyer, 15-year commissioner for the Schaumburg Park District and former IAPD Chairman of the Board of Trustees, speak about his advice for what makes a good commissioner.


Oscar Dahl, Northbrook Park District

Listen to Oscar Dahl, former commissioner for the Northbrook Park District
and former IAPD Board President, speak about what he believes are the best characteristics of a good board member.



Illinois Association of Park Districts

211 E. Monroe Street ׀ Springfield, IL 62701-1186
217-523-4554 PH
217-523-4273 FX