Free Trees Available!
(posted February 23, 2015)
IAPD and Friends of Illinois Parks are excited to announce that Living Lands & Waters is giving away 139,000 FREE tree saplings. Last year, 32,081 trees were delivered to IAPD member agencies! Request your trees by March 15, 2015.
Order your trees today! Orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis. If you have questions, please contact Ashley Stover of Living Lands & Waters at 309-737-5813.
Apply For Your Agency's PowerPlay Grant!
(updated February 23, 2015)
The Illinois Association of Park Districts is proud to announce that the 2015 grant cycle for the PowerPlay! Beyond School grant program is now open.Download the application guide and make sure your grant proposal is postmarked no later than February 27, 2015. Grant recipients will be notified by March 20, 2015.
Soaring to New Heights Conference Photos Now Available!
(posted February 9, 2015)
Are you in one of the hundreds of photos taken at the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference?
Find out! Photos are now available for viewing and/or purchasing.
Check them out today! (If a password is requested, please type parks.)
Get The Leadership Point of View at this Great Workshop!
(posted January 30, 2015)
Join IAPD on Thursday, February 26 at Schaumburg Park District's Golf Club/Chandlers from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for a powerful workshop: The Leadership Point of View.
Presented by M.J. Coulson with The Ken Blanchard Companies, this dynamic workshop is designed for leaders at all levels who aspire to motivate and lead others. Tailored for both board presidents and executive directors, this valuable workshop will help leaders empower their teams to:
- follow their lead and be committed to achieving what is important to you and your agency.
- become active listeners and remember what you say when you talk to them.
- learn to trust you and be quick to act upon your requests.
- strive to be extraordinary.
- be dedicated and commit to staying and growing with you.
Legislative Reception & Conference Hotel Information
(posted February 6, 2015)
Hotel accommodations are not included in the conference registration fee. All accommodations must be made directly with the hotel of your choice.
Crowne Plaza: 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield, IL - $113 per night
Phone # to book a reservation 800-227-6963
Group code to ask for when booking via phone to ensure discounted group rate: V8X
Make your reservations online here IAPD-Crowne Plaza
Holiday Inn Express: 3050 S. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield, IL - $95 per night
Phone # to book a reservation 877.834.3613
Group code to ask for when booking via phone to ensure discounted group rate: L67
Make your reservations online here IAPD-Holiday Inn Express
reservation deadline at both hotels to secure the discounted group rate
is April 10, 2015. After April 10, rooms are based on availability and
may be at a higher rate.
Overflow Housing Available at the
Hilton Garden Inn: 3100 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL - $99.00 per
Phone # to book a reservation:
Group code to ask for when booking via
phone to ensure discounted group rate: PARK04
Make your reservation online here Hilton
The reservation deadline to secure the
discounted group rate is April 6, 2015. After April 6, rooms are based on
availability and may be at a higher rate.
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.
Download the brochure.
Order printed copies of the brochure for just a $1 each - includes shipping!
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!