Park District History

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Park District History

Elk Grove Park District is proud to celebrate over 50 years of excellence! Some of the Park District's significant achievements are listed below:

Historic Timeline

2017 - Building Renovation at Community Athletic Fields

2016 - Preschool Accredited by National Early Childhood Program Accreditation
2016 - Inclusive Playground added to Hattendorf Playground
2016 - Elk Grove Park District Celebrates 50th Anniversary

2015 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2015 - Park Dedicated to J.M. Heffern

2014 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2014 - Pavilion Aquatics Center Renovation and Addition
2014 - Illinois Distinguished Park and Recreation Accreditation Award

2013 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2013 - Fox Run Golf Links Renovation

2012 - Fountain Square Park Sprayground - Grand Re-Opening
2012 - Pavilion Parking Lot Renovation
2012 - Park District Rating Upgraded by Moody's to Aaa
2012 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award

2011- Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2011 - IDNR OSLAD Grant Awarded for Fountain Square Park
2011 - EGPD ADA Transition Plan Adopted

2010 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2010 - Maintenance Facility Grand Opening
2010 - New Playground and Park at Al Hattendorf Center
2010 - Ill Association of Museums Superior Achievement Award

2009 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2009 - New Maintenance Facility Ground Breaking
2009 - Preschool Garden Addition with Loews Grant
2009 - Ill Association of Museums Superior Achievement Award

2008 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award

2007 - Fox Run Golf Links Club House Grand Opening

2006 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2006 - IPRA Outstanding Program Award
2006 - IPRA Outstanding Facility Award
2006 - Fox Run Golf Links Club House Renovation Ground Breaking
2006 - Park District Anniversary Celebration
2006 - New Rainbow Falls Waterpark Opens

2005 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2005 - Oslad Grant Award for Rainbow Falls

2001 - Farmhouse Museum Orientation Center Opens

2000 - Lincoln Award of Excellence
2000 - Audubon Skate Park Opens

1999 - Jumps n' Jiggles Opens

1997 - Athletic Business Magazine Design Award

1995 - IPRA Outstanding Facility Award

1994 - Jack A. Claes Pavilion Opens

1993 - Community Athletic Fields Opens
1993 - Fountain Square Opens

1987 - Sports Foundations Inc. National Gold Medal Award

1986 - Lions Park Pool Converted to Rainbow Falls

1985 - Leisure Fitness Center Opens

1984 - Fox Run Golf Links and Driving Range Opens

1981 - Pirates Cove Children's Theme Park Opens

1979 - Senior Center Opens

1976 - Schuette/Biermann Farmhouse Museum Opens
1976 - Summer Concert Series Begins

1975 - Lindberg Park Dedication

1973 - Carson and Disney Parks Developed
1973 - 13 Tennis Courts and 4 Ball Diamonds Added

1972 - Park District Sponsors Arbor Day Celebration

1971 - Preschool Program Begins

1970 - Teen Center Opens

1969 - Disney Pool Opens

1968 - Lion's Club Park and Pool Acquired

1967 - Three Parks Developed
1967 - Village Board Gifts District with Six Parks

1966 - Centex Deeds Eleven Parks to the District
1966 - Elk Grove Park District Established