WELCOME TO THE DOWNERS GROVE PARK DISTRICT!

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With almost 600 acres of parks and facilities, there are thousands of opportunities for individuals of all ages and interests to grow, play, imagine and explore. As a previous National Gold Medal finalist and winner the District takes pride in it's ability to provide high quality recreational experiences and facilities to the community. With just a point and a click, you can visit our historic Golf Club and reserve a tee time, learn how we are preserving and protecting natural resources such as Lyman Woods and Belmont Prairie, or start on the path to a healthier lifestyle at our 69,000 sq. ft. state of the art Recreation and Fitness Center. It's your chance to play at the Downers Grove Park District.


OUR MISSION

Enriching our community through natural area preservation and exceptional recreation, parks, and facilities that inspire memorable experiences.

OUR VISION

To be the community resource encouraging PLAY for L.I.F.E: Leadership. Imagination. Fulfillment. Enjoyment

OUR CULTURE

We believe in a culture where our team members are respected, valued and appreciated. Flexibility in one's life is understood and work-life balance is respected. Innovative thinking is expected and encouraged lacking fear of failure. It is understood that through hard work the organization is committed to assisting in career development. We believe success relates directly to intention, effort and progress.

OUR CORE VALUES

PROFESSIONALISM Committed to fostering a supportive culture that develops, empowers, respects and appreciates residents, volunteers, and staff.
INTEGRITY Serving consistently, openly, and honestly.
SAFETY Emphasizing a fun environment where residents and staff feel socially, emotionally, and physically secure.
AMBITION Leaders in exploring and creating innovative opportunities based on evolving needs and trends.
RESPONSIBILITY Preserving and maximizing community resources and partnerships through historical, environmental and fiscal stewardship.