Welcome to the DeKalb Park District. We invite you to explore the wide variety of recreation opportunities on our website. Take a look at the current program brochure, find a park in your neighborhood or learn about the DeKalb Park District facilities. There is something for everyone! We encourage you to visit the site often to learn about upcoming activities and events.
You can set up an account for you and your household, then register for activities, join athletic leagues, or purchase memberships.
The DeKalb Park District is making final preparations to launch a brand new website. We are excited to present a new way for the community to explore and engage with Park District offerings. Please check back shortly. Thank you for your patience.
Summer 2015 Program Guide!
DeKalb Park District Staff will be performing trimming work along the trail sections from Sycamore Road to the trestle bridge. Staff will be clearing around shrubs and trees that were planted in the spring of 2013. Work is scheduled to commence on April 13th, 2015 and end by April 17th, 2015. Staff will be on the trail between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm weather permitting. For further information please call: 815-739-6459.
State Grant Suspensions put Projects on Hold
On March 9, 2015 the DeKalb Park District received notification that two previously awarded State grants were being suspended. These grants were earmarked to make much needed improvements and repairs on the Ellwood House Mansion and renovations at Lions Park.
The Ellwood House grant was 100% funded by the State in the Amount of $126,000 and the Lions Park, OSLAD Grant was a $200,000 matching grant.
We encourage residents to contact the Governor’s office, and their representatives in the General Assembly and encourage them to restore funding for these much needed park projects.
Thousands of people throughout our state enjoy our Parks and Cultural sites every day. Additional questions regarding these grants can be directed to the DeKalb Park District at (815) 758-6663.
To provide diverse, high quality, active and passive recreational facilities and services to all residents of DeKalb.