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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
  • 2011 3 Star Aquatic Safety Award from Starfish Aquatics Institute
  • 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
  • 2015 5 Star Pool Audit from Star Guard
  • 2014 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA)
  • 2016 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) READ MORE
  • 2016 Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA)’s accreditation award
  • 2017 Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA)’s accreditation award READ MORE
  • 2017 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) for 2016 READ MORE
  • 2018 Illinois Park & Recreation Association Outstanding Facility & Park Award READ MORE

Upcoming Events

April 29

PITCH, HIT & RUN (PHR)

Pitch, Hit, and Run is an exciting skills competition for boys and girls ages 7 – 14.

May 07

FREE Special Day Jumps

Come jump in the Bounce House at The Center's on your day off!
10:00 am - Noon

May 24

LIFEFITNESS ROOM CLOSED

The LifeFitness Room is CLOSED Thursday May 24 - Monday May 28th as the floor is refurbished.

All Upcoming Events