A BIT ABOUT US
"Creating an enhanced quality of life through effective programs, progressive facilities and preservation of parks and natural resources in a fiscally responsible manner."
The West Chicago Park District was established in 1972 and since has been committed to creating an enhanced quality of life through effective programs, progressive facilities and preservation of parks and natural resources. The District maintains over 400 acres including Reed-Keppler Park known as "the heart of the community" that houses the state of the art ARC Center, TreeTop Escape, Turtle Splash Water Park, Toucan's Hideaway, splash pad, ZONE250, two dog parks, skate park, picnic shelters, multiple sports fields, playgrounds, bike trails, path system and a nature sanctuary.
Highly committed to creating a healthier community as a core member of the Healthy West Chicago initiative.
Administrative offices are located inside the ARC Center at 201 W. National Street, West Chicago, IL.
Administrative hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.
The ARC Center will be closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.
Early closings on Christmas Eve at 1:00pm and New Year's Eve at 1:00pm.
Park District Leading in Technology Practices
The Solar Energy Project began in 2018 with a focus on sustainability. West Chicago Park District partnered with Trane Technologies. Trane Technologies works with building owners and operators to create exceptional energy efficient buildings and maximum return on investment.
The District is becoming a leader in Green Energy and minimizing its carbon footprint The project utilizes idle land and will in turn reduce the cost of utilities. Solar panels are currently being installed on the West side of ZONE250 inside Reed-Keppler Park. The 862 kW Grid-Interactive Photovoltiak system will produce 1,150,000 kWh annually helping to offset costs of 84% of energy used by the ARC Center and Zone 250 per year and will save the District approximately one million dollars over the 20 year commitment with Trane Technologies.
For more information, contact Mike Gasparini, Superintendent of Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org.