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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.

Core Values

May 21, 2021

The Geneseo Park District is excited to rollout our brand new Core Values. These values have been over a year in the making and have input from all staff and board. Our Core Values follow our mission statement 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”. The acronym RESPECT is a great representation of the Core Values.

Recreational, Health & Wellness Opportunities
Provide Access to opportunities that promote social, mental, and physical wellbeing.

Excellence
Believe in mission. Exceed expectations both internally and externally in Recreation, Finance & Community.

Safety
A culture where safety and cleanliness are priorities and integrated into everything we do. See Something, Say Something.

Positivity
Bring energy and enthusiasm to work and support the process and others.

Equitable
Creating an environment of inclusion for the whole community.

Communication
Sharing information to improve individual and organizational effectiveness.

Teamwork
Collaboration & utilization of diverse talents and opinions in the best interest of the Park District.

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.

  • 2018 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) for 2017 READ MORE
  • 2018 Illinois Park & Recreation Association Outstanding Facility & Park 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
  • 2017 Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA)’s accreditation award READ MORE
  • 2016 Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA)’s accreditation award
  • 2016 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) READ MORE
  • 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)
  • 2013 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) Download
  • 2012 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) Download
  • 2012 Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Download
  • 2012 Exceptional Workplace Award Download
  • 2011 3 Star Aquatic Safety Award from Starfish Aquatics Institute
  • 2011 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA) Download
  • 2010 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA)
  • 2008 National Recreation and Park Association – Health & Fitness Promotion Award
  • 2006 National Recreation and Park Association – Great Lakes Region Partnership Award
  • 2004 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Outstanding Facility and Parks Award
  • 2002 Illinois Park and Recreation Association “Best of Show” – Website Design
  • 2001 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Outstanding Facility Renovation – Athletic Field
  • 2001 National Recreation and Park Association Outstanding Board Award
  • 1999 National Recreation and Park Association – Great Lakes Region Partnership Award Geneseo Central Theatre
  • 1999 National Recreation and Park Association Aquatic Section Excellence in Aquatics Award
  • 1997 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Outstanding Facility Award Geneseo Indoor Pool
  • 1997 National Park and Recreation Association National Fitness City Award
  • 1996 Lorraine D. Wright Award for Excellence – Geneseo Indoor Pool
  • 1995 National Recreation and Park Association Kudos Marketing and Communication Award
  • 1983 Governor’s Home Town Award – Community Center

Upcoming Events

September 29

PARENT-LED PLAYGROUP

Let your kids play and burn off energy in a safe & warm environment under your supervision.
No registration required. No play group held November 24 & 26.

October 01

PARENT-LED PLAYGROUP

Let your kids play and burn off energy in a safe & warm environment under your supervision.
No registration required. No play group held November 24 & 26.

October 05

FREE SEMINAR & LUNCHEON - Living with Parkinson's

Join the Park District for a free seminar from Hammond-Henry Hospital while enjoying a free light luncheon provided by the Geneseo Park District Foundation.
Are you or a loved one having difficulty walking, swallowing, talking or performing tasks such as dressing & bathing due to Parkinson’s Disease? If so, this is the educational session for you. Register by September 28th.

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