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Park District again a finalist for National Gold Medal Award

For the second consecutive year, Plainfield Park District has been named a finalist for the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation… For the second consecutive year, Plainfield Park District has been named a finalist for the 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). The Park District is one of four finalists… [Read More]

April is Autism Month

Autism Acceptance Month – 2024

April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to celebrate the differences and contributions of autistic people, and promote inclusion and self-determination. Autism is a spectrum… April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to celebrate the differences and contributions of autistic people, and promote inclusion and self-determination. Autism is a spectrum of developmental conditions that affect how people communicate, interact, and perceive the world. Autism affects about 1 in 54 children in the US, and millions more around the world, with… [Read More]

Dark Sky Week 2024

Park District supports Dark Sky Week

The Plainfield Park District is proud to support Dark Sky Week April 2-8 to draw attention to light pollution, promote simple solutions to mitigate the… The Plainfield Park District is proud to support Dark Sky Week April 2-8 to draw attention to light pollution, promote simple solutions to mitigate the issue, and celebrate the irreplaceable beauty of a natural night. The Park District Board of Commissioners officially passed resolution 2024-04, a resolution declaring April 2-8, 2024 as Dark Sky Week… [Read More]

DEIRB Window Clings at PARC

Black History Month – February 2024

February is Black History Month and celebrates the achievements, honors, contributions and triumphs of individuals with African or Caribbean heritage. Below are color pages and… February is Black History Month and celebrates the achievements, honors, contributions and triumphs of individuals with African or Caribbean heritage. Below are color pages and word searches to help you learn about some of our nation’s most influential Black leaders while also having fun. Coloring Pages Word Searches… [Read More]

Plainfield Park District Illinois Distinguished Agency

2024 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference

The Plainfield Park District had a banner weekend at the Illinois Association of Park Districts/Illinois Park & Recreation Association Soaring to New Heights Conference held… The Plainfield Park District had a banner weekend at the Illinois Association of Park Districts/Illinois Park & Recreation Association Soaring to New Heights Conference held January 25-27 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency. Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency As a whole, the District was recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency. The accreditation is a rigorous evaluation process… [Read More]

Finance Department

Plainfield Park District Finance Department earns award for excellence in financial reporting

The Plainfield Park District announced today that its finance department’s comprehensive annual financial report was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting… The Plainfield Park District announced today that its finance department’s comprehensive annual financial report was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the 18th straight year the Park District has earned the distinction. “This is a great… [Read More]

Recreation Administration Center

Park District welcomes Kevin Miller as new Planning Manager

Planning Manager Kevin Miller The Plainfield Park District recently announced the hiring of Kevin Miller as the new Planning Manager. Kevin comes to Plainfield after… Planning Manager Kevin Miller The Plainfield Park District recently announced the hiring of Kevin Miller as the new Planning Manager. Kevin comes to Plainfield after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this past May with a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture (BLA). He also holds an associate degree in general studies from Parkland College.… [Read More]

Prairie Fit Fitness Center

Holiday Membership Deal

Home for the Holidays? The Prairie Activity & Recreation Center is now offering a 30-day membership for only $30. Membership includes use of Prairie Fit… Home for the Holidays? The Prairie Activity & Recreation Center is now offering a 30-day membership for only $30. Membership includes use of Prairie Fit Fitness Center, indoor track and gymnasium. Memberships are available to purchase now through January 7, 2024 and are valid for 30 days from the date of purchase. Memberships must be… [Read More]

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