Congratulations to the Illinois National Gold Medal Winner!
The Illinois Association of Park Districts congratulates the Illinois winner of the National Recreation and Park Association's prestigious National Gold Medal Award:
Class V (population less than 30,000)
Frankfort Square Park District
Congratulations also to the award finalists: Arlington Heights Park District, Decatur Park District, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District and Itasca Park District.
We also recognize Stephen Eckelberry, Bartlett Park District Commissioner, who is serving as Chair of the 2016-2017 NRPA Board of Directors!
You have made Illinois proud!
OSLAD and PARC Grants Released
We have some very exciting news to share with the IAPD membership!
We have learned that agencies with suspended OSLAD and PARC grants are now receiving letters from the IDNR restoring their projects to pre-suspension status to allow them to proceed. This includes the 2015 OSLAD and PARC grants!
View Legislative Update #21-2016.
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.