2222 Birch Street
Chicago, IL 60018
On January 25, 1919,when Des Plaines was a farming community,the citizens voted overwhelmingly to create a park district.The first parks were two small parcels of land,and during the next decade,eleven more parks were planned.Though the Great Depression wrought financial difficulties,the Park District continued the important work of acquiring and preserving open space for Des Plaines. Today, the district encompasses 59 parks and facilities,including some of the most beautiful recreation areas in Northern Illinois,and we are guided by our mission statement “Enhancing our community by providing quality recreational opportunities, facilities, parks and open space.
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