Our Mission

To enrich our community with fun, diverse and safe park and recreation experiences through environmentally and fiscally responsible actions.

Impacting Our Community

The Fox Valley Park District is all about making a positive impact – every day – on our 236,000 residents living throughout the three vibrant communities we serve. We are proud to provide parks, trails, facilities, programs and services that encourage healthy lifestyles, support conservation and offer recreational opportunities to our diverse community of all ages and interests.

To guide park districts in addressing the most critical issues facing us today, the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) has established the Three Pillars, with which the Fox Valley Park District aligns:


Preserving open space, connecting children to nature through education and hands-on experiences, and promoting a sense of ownership among residents for parks, conservation and environmental stewardship.

Health & Wellness

Promoting health and wellness through parks and outdoor spaces, recreational opportunities, and a wide range of programs to bring vitality to our communities. Encouraging healthy lifestyles and enlightening residents of the benefits through active pursuits, education, and enjoyment. Feeling good – and living it.

Social Equity

Providing access to parks and recreational opportunities for ALL members of our diverse communities is an ongoing commitment by the Fox Valley Park District. We are proud to proclaim that 86 percent of our 236,000 residents live within a one-half mile or closer to a community or neighborhood park.

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