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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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Consolidated Election
Nomination petitions for are available for circulation for the positions of Commissioner of the Kankakee Valley Park District beginning September 18,2019.  Two commissioners will be elected to six-year terms in the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.

Petitions may be picked up during regular business hours at the Bird Park Administration Center, 893 W. Station Street, Kankakee IL. Monday - Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

First day for filing petitions is December 10, 2018 beginning at 8:30 am, and the last day is, December 17, 2018 until 5 pm.

If you have any questions, please call the Illinois State Board of Elections,  
217-782-4141 or visit their website at

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

PA 97-0609 Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/7.3)
The compensation information required for employers participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) under Public Act 97-0609 is available for public inspection at the Kankakee Valley Park District Administrative Office, 893 W. Station Street, Kankakee IL 60901, between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
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

OMA compensation Report
In accordance with The Open Meetings Act (Public Act 097-0609), Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) employers must post the compensation package for each employee exceeding $75,000 per year and the vacation and sick days granted for the year.

General information:
Ducks and geese naturally feed upon aquatic plants, grains, insects and sometimes fish.  Problems arise when they are fed unnatural foods.  Please do not upset the delicate balance of nature – DO NOT FEED THE GEESE.

The Park District is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in the safest manner possible.  Participants and parents or guardians registering their children in recreation programs must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreation activities.  The park district continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions. Please recognize that the Park District does not carry medical accident insurance for injuries sustained in its programs.  The cost of this insurance would make program fees prohibitive.

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Upcoming Events

November 23, 2018
7:00 pm
Black Friday Glow Party
Get your glow on!
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December 8, 2018
9:30 am
Breakfast with Santa
Join Santa for a morning of fun!
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December 9, 2018
1:00 pm
Cookies & Skating with Santa
Santa is on an express sleigh from the North Pole to visit us at Ice Valley Centre on December 9!
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December 15, 2018
4:00 pm
Winter Wonderland Christmas Show
We are skating in a Winter Wonderland this holiday season!
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Important Registration Deadlines

Register early for Breakfast with Santa!
Friday, November 30, 2018

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

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