Appointment as a Park Commissioner for Unexpired Term of Office
The KVPD Board of Commissioners is accepting Letters of Intent from residents of the district in serving on the Park Board of Commissioners, to fill one vacancy with an unexpired term that will be up for election at the consolidated election in April.
Commissioner qualifications, responsibilities and a board questionnaire for the office to be held should be obtained at the Bird Park Administration office Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
The Park Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and all candidates, waive technicalities and select the individual that best meets the requirements of the office of a Park Commissioner and the needs of the Park District.Candidate appointed to the Park Board position will be required to file a “Statement of Economic Interest” with the County Clerk.
You can learn more about what it means to serve on a Park District Board Here.
KVPD 2020 Mowing Schedule
KVPD Master Plan RFP 2020
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 www.elections.il.gov
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 DHeitz@kvpd.com
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.
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: DHeitz@kvpd.com
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.
You may view the 2019 Financial Report via the button below.2017 Financial Report >>2018 Financial Report >>2019 Financial Report >>
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.KVPD Board Info >>
Committee meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the Bird Park Admin Building conference Room.Board Meeting Minutes & Agendas >>
Bird park Administrative Center
893 W. Station Street
Kankakee IL 60901
150 N. Indiana
Kankakee, IL 60901
1601 River Road
Kankakee IL 60901
Splash Valley (currently closed)
1850 River Road
Kankakee IL 60901
NOTICE of Adoption of Prevailing Wage Ordinance 1.90
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, 2019, 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 August 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 24th day of June 2019
-Alfred "JJ" Hollis, Secretary
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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.
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.