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HR Love My Job Button opt3"I Love My Job!" words often heard from many employees at the Rockford Park District! The Rockford Park District is a world-class employer, with progressive job opportunities for growth during all stages of your career.

Working for the Rockford Park District is a way of life as our job and mission is to "Help People Enjoy Life." We encourage staff to tap into their passion, creativity, and enthusiasm. Our Culture of "Relationships to Results" is truly apparent among staff, customers, partners, and community organizations in helping to make the Rockford region a better place to live, work, and play.

In 2012, the Rockford Park District received the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This means that the Rockford Park District is now known as the best park district in the nation!

The Rockford Park District offers a great benefits program, free ongoing internal education and development classes, and an award winning wellness program. The Rockford Park District believes recreation is vital to people's health and well-being, and plays an important role in a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. The Rockford Park District is an EEO Employer.

Invest in your future now by joining our team! Help us be the "best" urban park and recreation system in North America, as judged by those we serve! Click on the various job categories below to see where you might fit.

The Rockford Park District:

  • ...has more than 170 regular employees
  • ...hires more than 1,400 seasonal employees at its parks and facilities
  • ...looks for candidates who are interested in program and facility management, recreation, maintenance, finance, marketing, entry-level operations, and more



Both salaried and hourly positions are periodically available throughout our facilities and include a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

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Hourly positions are available at various times, days, and months in the year. Job experience varies from maintenance, to camps, to life-guarding and much more.

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We are currently developing a formal internship program and are excited to see it finalized soon! In the meantime, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in an internship at the Rockford Park District.

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There are many opportunities to volunteer your time and talents with the Rockford Park District.

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Partner Jobs

Job opportunities are often available with one of the many partners the Rockford Park District works with in the community.

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To be the best urban parks and recreation system in North America, as judged by national standards and the citizens we serve.


To 'help people enjoy life' by providing a quality park and recreation system.

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