2020 Annual Accomplishments

Fri March 19, 2021



In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the Downers Grove Park District and created unexpected challenges and opportunities. Through it all, the Downers Grove Park District remained committed to providing exceptional parks and recreation experiences to the community following CDC guidelines and state mitigation measures.

To remain fiscally responsible and financially strong, the District quickly pivoted to prioritize programs and services, evaluated planned projects and offset expenses. Guided by our mission, the District focused on offering essential programs and services for residents to safely enjoy through this difficult time.

One unexpected impact of the pandemic was the overwhelming demand for recreation-based experiences, especially outdoor activities. There has never been a time that parks and recreation has felt more essential.

Through hard work and creativity, our team quickly adapted to ongoing changes and difficult circumstances. We are proud of our past achievements that would not be possible without the outstanding support of residents and our community partners. The District looks forward to 2021 as we continue to safely and responsibly navigate the pandemic as we return to normalcy and do what we do best--offer exceptional recreation, parks and facilities that inspire memorable experiences.