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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]

StoryWalk

Summer Traveling StoryWalk®

        The Plainfield Park District has once again teamed up with the Plainfield Area Public Library and the Plainfield Police Department for their…         The Plainfield Park District has once again teamed up with the Plainfield Area Public Library and the Plainfield Police Department for their famous SCOOPS night. New this summer, the Park District is adding two StoryWalk® events with the Joliet Public Library. Please join us in the parks on the dates listed for… [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]

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month – Amanda Bergman

March is Women’s History Month, commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In honor of… March is Women’s History Month, commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8), we are highlighting some of the amazing women that work at the Plainfield Park District. Next up is Superintendent of Equine… [Read More]

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month – Andrea Juricic

March is Women’s History Month, commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In honor of… March is Women’s History Month, commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8), we are highlighting some of the amazing women that work at the Plainfield Park District. Today’s honoree is Director of Recreation… [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]

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