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Mission & Vision

Geneseo Park District Mission Statement

The mission of the Geneseo Park District is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing a positive recreational experience for all. The board, administrative and support staff are committed to fulfilling the mission.

Geneseo Park District Vision Statement

It is the vision of the Geneseo Park District to provide quality parks and recreational opportunities for the benefit and enrichment of our community today and in the future.

The Geneseo Park District Board works to provide the best possible park and recreation services to our residents and visitors. We have been as a community extremely lucky to have the facilities available where people can play, relax, learn and enjoy. The efforts and dedication made by the past and present staff and board members have made these great facilities possible. It is our hope that we continue to improve the quality of life through our parks and recreation facilities for you. We value your ideas and opinions and strive to serve you.

History & Awards

The Geneseo Park District is a subdivision of the state of Illinois and is organized under the Park District Code of the state of Illinois; contributions made to the park district are tax deductible as a charitable contribution by the donor. It is its purpose to provide wholesome recreation opportunities that contribute to the Geneseo well-being of all citizens, by establishing and maintaining a comprehensive public park and recreation system. 

The Geneseo Park District was organized in May of 1953 by the vote of its people. The district encompasses some 144 square miles and takes in the City of Geneseo and parts of nine other townships (Hanna, Phoenix, Loraine, Osco, Atkinson, Cornwall, Munson, Edford, and all of Geneseo). It is governed by a board of 5 elected commissioners who serve 4-year terms.

  • 1983 Governor’s Home Town Award – Community Center
  • 1995 National Recreation and Park Association Kudos Marketing and Communication Award
  • 1996 Lorraine D. Wright Award for Excellence – Geneseo Indoor Pool
  • 1997 National Park and Recreation Association National Fitness City Award
  • 1997 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Outstanding Facility Award Geneseo Indoor Pool
  • 1999 National Recreation and Park Association Aquatic Section Excellence in Aquatics Award
  • 1999 National Recreation and Park Association – Great Lakes Region Partnership Award Geneseo Central Theatre
  • 2001 National Recreation and Park Association Outstanding Board Award
  • 2001 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Outstanding Facility Renovation – Athletic Field
  • 2002 Illinois Park and Recreation Association “Best of Show” – Website Design
  • 2004 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Outstanding Facility and Parks Award
  • 2006 National Recreation and Park Association – Great Lakes Region Partnership Award
  • 2008 National Recreation and Park Association – Health & Fitness Promotion Award
  • 2010 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA)
  • 2011 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) Download
  • 2012 Exceptional Workplace Award Download
  • 2012 Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Download
  • 2012 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) Download
  • 2013 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) Download

Upcoming Events

September 16

MOVIE MATINEE

FREE Movie Matinee Sponsored by Central Bank. Movie title to be announced at a later date.

October 09

SPECIAL DAY SWIMS

Come swim at The Center's Indoor Pool on your day off! 1:00 - 3:00pm Monday October 9, 2017 Friday November 10, 2017 Monday November 20, 2017 Wednesday November 22, 2017 Friday November 24, 2017

October 28

MOVIE MATINEE

FREE Movie Matinee Sponsored by Central Bank. Movie title to be announced at a later date.

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