The Plainfield Park District was recently chosen the BEST park district in the 2023 Herald-News Best of Will County Readers’ Choice Awards. The District was also chosen as one of the best in family recreation.
The Park District will be honored at the Best of Will County Readers’ Choice Winners Celebration scheduled for November 28 at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet.
Founded in 1966, the Plainfield Park District is the 9th largest park district in the State of Illinois, serving over 110,000 residents in Will and Kendall counties including the areas of Plainfield, Joliet, Romeoville, Crest Hill and Bolingbrook.
In 2023, the District earned a National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management as selected by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). In 2022, the District joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the NRPA. CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. The Plainfield Park District is also an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency for excellence in delivering parks and recreation services.