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Parks & Natural Resources Committee

Please email Chris Finn to join committee

The Parks and Natural Resource Committee promotes parks, open space, natural resources, as well as related amenities. The goals and objectives of this committee are as follows:

  • To network with colleagues and other professionals in the field of Parks & Natural Resources with the purpose of sharing knowledge, trends, and ideas.

  • To maintain open line communications with counterparts in the field.

  • To provide exposure for our agencies to different equipment, techniques, and ideas as they relate to Parks & Natural Resources.

  • To share knowledge and experiences of vendors and contractors.

  • To promote continuing education and professional engagement within the association.

  • To convey ideas, trends, and relative information from groups such as IPRA, IAPD, and NRPA.

  • To promote to all the importance of Parks and Facilities within Leisure Services.

Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

10:00 am

Topic: Staff

Location: Bolingbrook Park District

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

10:00 am

Topic: Vehicle & Equipment Purchasing, Cooperative Purchasing, and Snow/Ice Removal

Location: New Lenox Community Park District

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

10:00 am

Topic: Athletic Groups

Location: Hickory Hills Park District

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

10:00 am

Topic: Work Order System and Security in Parks

Location: TBD

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

10:00 am

Topic: Water Usage/Consumption and Turf Care

Location: TBD

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

10:00 am

Topic: Grants and Special Events

Location: TBD

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

10:00 am

Topic: Pond Maintenance

Location: TBD

Friday, May 10th, 2024

10:00 am- 1:30pm

Topic: Vendor (Tech) Day with Live Demos

Location: Bolingbrook Park District

RSVP to Chris Finn or Ryan Veldman

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2010 - present

2010 - present

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