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2017 In Review

2017 was a very different year for the KVPD. It was a year of learning, rebuilding, challenges, teamwork, making mistakes and realizing some success. Thank you to those within our community that kept the faith, believed in us, were patient, helped us along the way and continue to help us, and be there for us as we embark on our journey of recovery. We will operate as a new Park District.

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FOIA Compensation Statement

In compliance with the Open Meeting Act, you may obtain Kankakee Valley Park District financial statements and audits by calling the Executive Director during office hours at (815) 939-1311 to set up an appointment. Any other inquiries should be directed to the FOIA Officer, Dayna Heitz at

Illinois Open Meetings Act

Information pursuant to Public Act 97-609 (5 ILCS 120/7.3) is available by contacting the Administrative Office of the Kankakee Valley Park District at 815-939-1311, or by contacting a FOIA Officer for the District.

FOIA Public Notice

In compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, the Kankakee Valley Park District provides the following information to assist citizens who ask for access to records authorized under the Act.

The request for access to public records must be made in writing. A written request does not have to be made on a standard form. You may submit your written request in person at the address listed below - or via mail, fax, or e-mail.

  • Please submit your request to:
  • Dayna Heitz – FOIA Officer
  • Kankakee Valley Park District
  • 893 W Station Street
  • Kankakee IL 60901
  • Fax: 815-933-7338
  • Email:

When submitting your written request, please be as specific as possible. The Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to receive and/or inspect copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions.

2017 Annual Financial Report

You may view the 2017 Financial Report via the button below.

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Additional Information

The Kankakee Valley Park District was established in 1925 to provide recreation programs and facilities for residents of all ages. The park system operates on revenue received from the district's share of real estate property taxes, user fees and grants.

The district is governed by an elected board of park commissioners who serve six year terms of office without pay. The board meets the fourth Monday of each month at the Bird Park Admin Building Conference Room. Board members set policy for the district, which is administered by a executive Director and a staff of recreation professionals. The board receives community input through its citizen advisory committees, composed of appointed community volunteers, and from the general public.

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Board Meetings

Committee meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the Bird Park Admin Building conference Room.

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Office Locations & Information

Bird park Administrative Center
893 W. Station Street
Kankakee IL 60901

Rec Center
150 N. Indiana
Kankakee, IL 60901

Ice Valley
1601 River Road
Kankakee IL 60901

Splash Valley (currently closed)
1850 River Road
Kankakee IL 60901

Prevailing Wage

NOTICE of Adoption of Prevailing Wage Ordinance 1.83

Take notice that the Board of Commissioners of the Kankakee Valleys Park District of Kankakee, IL, pursuant to “An Act regulating wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the State, county, city or any public body or any political subdivision or by anyone under contract for public works,” effective July 1, 1941, as amended, has determined on, and as effective from June 1, 2018, that the general prevailing rate of wages in this locality for laborers, mechanics and other workers engaged in the construction of public works coming under the jurisdiction of the Kankakee Valley Park District is the same as determined by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois for Kankakee County as of June 1, 2018.

A copy of the full Ordinance and the Department of Labor determination is available for inspection by any interested party in the admin building office of the Kankakee Valley Park District, 893 W Station Street, Kankakee, Illinois, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. of each business day and to any employer; association of employers and any person of employee or association of employees who have filed, or file their names & addresses, requesting copies of the same.

Dated this 25th day of June 2018
-William J Spriggs, Secretary

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Upcoming Events

July 21, 2018
10:00 am
Touch -A- Truck
Free family event!
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July 21, 2018
1:00 pm
Christmas in July
Play in the snow in the middle of July!
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July 27, 2018
9:29 pm
Horseback Riding Day Camp
Students will learn horse basics and safety!
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July 31, 2018
5:00 pm
Adventure awaits!
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Important Registration Deadlines

Deadline to register for the Fall Softball League at River Road is August 6th!
Monday, May 14, 2018

Please call the administration office at (815) 939-1311 with any questions.

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