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Mike Kurgan


15-Year Commissioner for the Wheeling Park District


IAPD Corporate Member

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Springfield, IL 62701-1186
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The Legislaitve Picnic has been canceled due to inclement weather.

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.

Apply for These Outstanding Executive Director Positions

Geneseo Park District
Located just 150 miles from Chicago, Geneseo provides the values and safety of a small town in close proximity to big town services. It's known for its beautifully restored Victorian homes on tree-lined streets. The Geneseo Park District encompasses 144 square miles and employs seven full-time staff. Applications will be accepted until 
August 31st
View the Announcement of Vacancy brochure.


Macomb Park District
Located in west central Illinois 45 miles from the Mississippi River, Macomb is home to Western Illinois University. Macomb’s population is approximately 22,000 and is culturally and economically diverse. Applications will be accepted until
 September 2nd
View the Announcement of Vacancy brochure.


Deerfield Park District
Located on Chicago’s North Shore, Deerfield is 27 miles north of Chicago in Lake County with a portion in Cook County. It’s a suburban community of 18,420 with 6,420 households that was established in 1903 with less than 500 residents. Applications will be accepted until
 September 2nd
View the Announcement of Vacancy brochure.


Congratulations to the 2016 Gold Medal Award Finalists!

IAPD congratulates our following member agencies on being a finalist for the National Gold Medal Awards!

Class III
Arlington Heights Park District

Class IV
Decatur Park District

Class V
Frankfort Square Park District
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District
Itasca Park District

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.

Friends of Illinois Parks' Foundation Thanks Ambassador Donors

IAPD and the Friends of Illinois Parks' Foundation thanks IPARKS, the Olympia Fields Park District and Sikich LLP for its Ambassador level donation. Their contribution will enable Friends to continue to remain active and effective in supporting worthwhile projects.

Don't wait, join these generous donors and give to Friends of Illinois Parks today!

Illinois Park District Law Handbook

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!

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