Plainfield Park District was recently honored with the Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) 2021 Exceptional Workplace Award. Park District staff accepted the award at the 2022 Illinois Association of Park Districts/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference held January 27-29 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency.
The award consists of 48 weighted questions pertaining to the District’s operations well as developed wellness and diversity policies. Upon being awarded, the District is now recognized as an Exceptional Workplace for the next 5 years.
Plainfield Park District was cited for, “Through a unified team vision they embrace the core principles: Work/Life Balance, Communication, Stability, Collaboration, Creativity, Pride, Accountability and Openness.”
The Park District also had to meet the following criteria:
• Have wellness and diversity policies
• Conduct regular safety trainings
• Support continuing education for staff
• Recognize staff members for achievements
• Participate in team building exercises
“The Plainfield Park District is committed to providing a work environment that is appreciative and dedicated to our team members. Continuously keeping in mind our teams well being and development is a high priority. We want the District to be a place where team members enjoy working and look forward to each day.”