Community Center Hours
September 6, 2016 - May 26, 2017
Members Only
Mon -Thu 5:00am - 11:00pm 
Friday 5:00am - 9:00pm 
Saturday 6:00am - 5:00pm 
Sunday 8:00am - 11:00pm

Non-Member Hours
Mon-Thu 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

About Us, Your Park District

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.

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.

Geneseo Park District 2017-2022 Strategic Planning

The Geneseo Park Board of Commissioners approved the 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan at the February 7, 2017 Park Board Meeting. READ MORE

Geneseo Park District Community Wide Survey

The Geneseo Park District sent out a community wide survey in August of 2016. This survey, along with community leader interviews, community meetings and a staff survey, helped create the five year Park District Strategic Plan. 2016 SURVEY RESULTS

Geneseo Park District Goals Summary

2016 was an exciting year with many changes that enhanced our business operation and better delivered important recreational services to our community. READ MORE.

Geneseo Park District ADA Summary

Recreation Accessibility Consultants conducted an audit of the Geneseo Park District’s parks and facilities and its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  The primary goal of the ADA is to provide the community with equal access to Geneseo Park District facilities and services.

Using the results of the audit, an ADA transition plan was created.  You can find a summary of the plan at the front desk of the Geneseo Community Center. You can also find the ADA transition plan summary below.  If you have any questions regarding the ADA transition plan, please contact Scott.

Scott Himmelman
Superintendent of Facilities
(309) 944-5695
shimmelman@geneseoparkdistrict.org

Geneseo Park District ADA Cover Letter (PDF)

Geneseo Park District Summary (PDF)

Geneseo Park District ADA Complaint Process (PDF)

Recognition & Awards

  • 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) READ MORE

  • 2012 Exeptional Workplace Award READ MORE

  • 2012 Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency READ MORE 

  •  2012 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial reporting Achievement (AFRA) READ MORE

  • 2013 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Award of Financial reporting Achievement (AFRA) READ MORE

Employment Opportunities

Employment applications for the Geneseo Park District are available online and at the Front Desk of the Community Center.  READ MORE