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In 2016, our community voted Rockford Park District as a top 4 employer in having the “Best Overall Leadership”, “Best Employee Recognition Program”, “Best Benefits”, and “Best Place to Host a Work Outing at Magic Waters”!

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.

Invest in your future now by joining our team of dedicated professionals! Help us be the "best" urban park and recreation system in North America, as judged by those we serve! The Rockford Park District is a world-class employer, with progressive job opportunities for growth during all stages of your career.

The Rockford Park District is an EEO Employer.


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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