In 1941, the Quincy Park District was formed with five commissioners elected to govern the District.
The Quincy Park District will enhance the recreational, cultural, historical and environmental qualities of life for all its residents through the provision of a well-planned, developed, maintained and accessible system of public parks, facilities and programs.
By a seven member volunteer board of commissioners, each of whom serve four-year terms.
The equalized assessed value of real estate for tax year 2015 is at $607,915,378.
Fiscal Year Budget
The operating appropriation expense for FY2016 is $9,105,574.The fiscal year begins January 1 and concludes on December 31.
The District consists of approximately 1012 acres of park land. Facilities include an administrative building with programming space and an indoor playground, 1 outdoor swimming pool with waterslide, batting cage/miniature golf and paddleboat operation with concession stand, 241-slip marina and public boat launching ramps, irrigated 27-hole public golf course with clubhouse, pro shop and concessions, a riverfront interpretive center, lighted baseball/softball fields, lighted tennis courts, soccer/football fields, basketball courts, 23 picnic shelters, fishing lake, 15 playground sites, archery range, trailer dumping station, and walking/jogging paths. Currently, the District is developing a 12-acre park to include a universal access playground and shelter. In 2016, the District will continue development of the 5th to 12th Street section of the Bill Klingner Trail.
Programs and Services
The District provides a full range of activities and services year round. Recreation programs for youth and adults include baseball/softball, basketball, golf, aerobic classes, music lessons, art classes, swimming lessons, tennis lessons, day camps, special events, trips, senior programs, mommy/daddy date nights, baseball camps, cheerleading, after school programs and nature programs. Quincy Park District prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status.
The District has an appointed executive director responsible for administration of the District and full time staff of (26). The District also employs more than (280) part-time, seasonal and temporary workers each year.
The District is affiliated with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) and the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce.
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