About The Lisle Park District

The Lisle Park District was established in 1967 and provides a variety of leisure activities for people of all ages throughout the year. Park district facilities include the Recreation Center which houses Gentle Learning Preschool, SEASPAR, the Senior Center, and multipurpose rooms; Community Park Fitness; Sea Lion Aquatic Park; River Bend Golf Club; Wheatstack - A Midwestern Eatery & Tap; The Museums at Lisle Station Park and numerous neighborhood playgrounds and parks offering amenities such as tennis courts, basketball courts, ballfields, and picnic areas totaling over 400 acres. Community Park is the centerpiece of the Lisle Park District. This 110 acre park serves as a focal point for outdoor sports and special events in the Lisle area.

The Lisle Park District has cooperative agreements with the local school districts for joint use of facilities and is a member of the Southeast Association of Special Parks and Recreation (SEASPAR), an organization that provides year round recreation programming and services for our residents with special needs. On May 31, 2014 we officially welcomed SEASPAR to our facility. SEASPAR's new Lisle facility features interactive equipment to soothe the senses in a variety of ways, cooking, art, computer skills, social activities, and an additional site for the EAGLES program!

For more information about the Lisle Park District, please call us at 630-964-3410 or email us at info@lisleparkdistrict.org.


 

Mission & Vision

lisle community park It is the mission of the Lisle Park District to enrich the quality of life for people of all ages by providing constructive and creative leisure opportunities.


Our vision is to advocate:

  • Parks and Recreation
  • Fiscal Integrity
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Civic Leadership
  • Community Service


 

History

The Lisle Park District is located 25 miles west of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois. The Park District was incorporated in 1967 and currently serves a population of approximately 33,000 residents covering 12 square miles. While the current boundaries of the Village of Lisle encompass approximately 22,000 people, the Lisle Park District boundaries extend beyond those of the Village, serving small sections of Naperville, Woodridge, and parts of unincorporated DuPage County. The Lisle Park District is a Board-Manager form of government; comprised of a 5-member elected Board of Park Commissioners whose chief executive officer is the Director of Parks and Recreation.

From the early 1970s through the early 1990s, the Lisle Park District enjoyed periods of rapid land acquisition and development, extensive recreation programming growth, facility acquisition and construction, and significant growth in personnel. As the Lisle area has become built out, opportunities for growth have been sparse. As a result, from the mid 1990s to present day the focus of the District has been more on maintaining and improving current assets, including a major renovation to Sea Lion Aquatic Park in 2003, and most recently marketing and seeking alternative sources of revenue.


 

Awards

  • July 14 - Association of Midwest Museums Conference

    Curator of The Museums at Lisle Station Park Honored with Promising Leadership Award
    Lisle resident and former curator of the Museums at Lisle Station Park, Brian Failing, was honored with the Promising Leadership Award at the annual Association of Midwest Museums Conference. This award is presented to individuals who have worked or volunteered for a museum or museum association for 10 years or less and provided exceptional service or shown outstanding commitment to the museum field.

  • October 18 - llinois Association of Museums

    Award of Merit Presented to Museums at Lisle Station Park
    Award of Merit in Exhibits for its exhibit, “Sustaining Lisle’s Heritage: The Story of Lisle’s Incorporation.” Each year the Illinois Association of Museums presents awards to museums throughout the state of Illinois for outstanding projects in Conservation, Preservation, Exhibits, Educational Programs, Publications, Special Projects, and more.



  • January 16 - Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

    Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
    The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Lisle Park District and presented to: Scott M. Silver, Superintendent of Finance. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

  • November 30 - Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA)

    Jennifer Porrevecchio Wins IPRA Facility Manager of the Year
    Jennifer’s involvement in the Lisle Park District, greater Lisle Community, and Illinois Parks and Recreation Association made her the ideal recipient of the IPRA Facility Manager of the Year Award. Jennifer is the facility manager of Lisle Park District’s award winning Sea Lion Aquatic Park in addition to managing Community Park Fitness Center. She has been with the Lisle Park District for over eleven years.



  • October 4 - Chevrolet’s Diamonds & Dreams Program

    Lisle Park District Resident Wins $20,000 Grant for Arbor View Park’s Baseball Field
    Lisle Park District resident Jack O’Connell entered the Chevrolet’s Diamonds and Dreams contest online and nominated the Lisle Park District as his home community for a ball field renovation. A few weeks later Mr. O’Connell received the good news that his submission resulted in the Lisle Park District receiving a refurbished youth ball field, designed and renovated by Ripken Design and FIELDS, Inc.



  • April 27 - School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education

    Awarded Earth Flag for Sustainability and Environmental Leadership
    The Lisle Park District received the esteemed “Earth Flag” and a resolution of commendation from the DuPage County Board and was commended for approving an environmental policy, completing training to enhance green efforts, expanding the recycling program, planting native vegetation and using organic fertilizers, to name a few of the eco-friendly actions cited.



  • January 27 - Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA)

    Mike Gianatasio Wins State “Young Professional Award”
    A Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, Mike joined the Lisle Park District in 2008 and is responsible for the Before & After School Program, all general recreation programs, teen camp and programs. The honor is presented to “a current park and recreation professional who has shown excellence in promoting parks and recreation on local and regional levels within the state of Illinois.”



  • January 16 - Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

    Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
    The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Lisle Park District and presented to: Scott M. Silver, Superintendent of Finance. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

  • January 16, 2011-2005 - Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

    Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
    The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Lisle Park District and presented to: Scott M. Silver, Superintendent of Finance. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.