The Springfield Park District was organized on February 8, 1900. It was the second Park District organized in the state of Illinois (Peoria was first). Its boundaries encompass the greater portion of the Springfield metropolitan area, covering approximately 60 square miles, 2,500 acres, 13 miles of bike trails, and four golf courses.
The Springfield Park District offers a variety of educational and recreational programs, classes and events for people ranging in age from 6 months to seniors. The Park District partners with several local organizations and clubs to provide athletic programming such as youth baseball/softball, men’s soccer, disk golf leagues, cricket, youth football, bicycling clubs and related clubs/groups. Additionally, the Springfield Park District also maintains intergovernmental/cooperative agreement with the City and County Police Departments, School District and local colleges.
The Springfield Park District is managed by an elected board of Trustees. The governing board is composes of an elected President and six additional elected Trustees all serving four year terms. The district employs and Executive Director to execute Board policies, manage the agency’s affairs, implement strategies for park and recreation development and develop goals to accomplish the agency mission
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