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Freeport Park District Office

1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
815-235-6114 www.freeportparkdistrict.org

June 2015

Gold Coast Art Fair Bus Trip – Grant Park Chicago

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Come enjoy the summer sun in Chicago for an art-filled experience at the Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park. Enjoy outstanding artwork, live music, and good food. Art not your forte? Take advantage of the relaxing, roundtrip to Chicago and spend your day enjoying other attractions such as the museums, the beach, or sightseeing! The registration fee below includes round trip transportation. A $5 donation is suggested for admission into the Art Fair. All children must be accompanied by…

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July 2015

Cubs vs White Sox Bus Trip

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Come watch the Cubs take on cross-town rival Chicago White Sox in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. All bus trips will depart from the Park District Office in Read Park on deluxe charter buses. Payment is due at time of registration. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  For more information or to register, click on the "Register Now" button below. Register Now  

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December 2015

AmeriCorps Member – Community Volunteer Supervisor Opening

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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The Freeport Park District is seeking applicants interested in a seven-month AmeriCorps Member placement to create and develop a program to recruit, train and administer community volunteers(For details click here).   To apply, contact our sponsoring agency, the Illinois Public Health Association at www.ipha.com/americorps.         

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March 2016

Surplus Equipment Sale

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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The Freeport Park District is now accepting bids for two used vehicles deemed surplus equipment.  Bids are due by 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 29, 2016.  For more information on submitting a bid, click here or contact Steve Ehlbeck at  sehlbeck@freeportparkdistrict.org. 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 2004 Chevrolet Venture minivan

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July 2016

AmeriCorps Member – Community Volunteer Supervisor Opening

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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The Freeport Park District is seeking applicants interested in an eleven-month AmeriCorps Member placement to create and develop a program to recruit, train and administer community volunteers(For details click here).   To apply, contact our sponsoring agency, the Illinois Public Health Association at www.ipha.com/americorps.  Application deadline is July 18, 2016. 

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November 2016

Park District Office Hours – 11/23/16

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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The Freeport Park District Office will be open 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on November 23, 2016.  Please contact us at 815-235-6114 or email to contact@freeportparkdistrict.org if you have any questions.  Happy Holidays from Freeport Park District!

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Park District Office Closed – 11/24/16 & 11/25/16

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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The Freeport Park District Office will be closed November 24 & 25, 2016.  Please contact us at 815-235-6114 or email to contact@freeportparkdistrict.org if you have any questions.  Happy Holidays from Freeport Park District!

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December 2016

Park District Office Closed – 12/23/16 & 12/26/16

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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The Freeport Park District Office will be closed December 23 & 26, 2016.  Please contact us at 815-235-6114 or email to contact@freeportparkdistrict.org if you have any questions.  Happy Holidays from Freeport Park District!

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January 2017

Park District Office Closed – 1/2/17

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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The Freeport Park District Office will be closed January 2, 2017.  Please contact us at 815-235-6114 or email to contact@freeportparkdistrict.org if you have any questions.  Happy Holidays from Freeport Park District!

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Registration System Maintenance on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Please note that we will be unable to process program registrations and facility reservations on Tuesday, January 24th due to maintenance to our registration system.  This includes transactions over the phone and online registration.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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November 2017

Park District Office Closed – November 23 & 24, 2017

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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The Freeport Park District Office will be closed November 23 & 24, 2017. Please contact us at 815-235-6114 or email to contact@freeportparkdistrict.org if you have any questions. Happy Holidays from Freeport Park District!

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December 2017

Freeport Park District Board of Commissioners Meeting

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Freeport Park District Board of Commissioners Meeting

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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March 2018

Now Taking Registration–View the New 2018 Program Guide!

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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"Discover Freeport Parks and Recreation" program guide was mailed to your home last week.  Sporting an updated design, the guide spans an entire year with an even wider selection of programs, classes and special events to choose from.  Online registration is the fastest and most convenient way to secure your spot.  Take a look and click to book! Register Now

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Oakdale Planning Sessions: Join Us April 9

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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The Freeport Park District will be conducting public focus groups to gather insights, preferences and concerns from area residents about the Oakdale Auditorium and its reuse potential.  Oakdale Nature Preserve and Park is located just off Baileyville Road, 3 miles south of South street in Freeport.   The public is invited to attend any one of the focus groups to be held at 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018.  All sessions will be held at…

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July 2018

Cubs vs. Reds Bus Trip

Watch the World Champion Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on August 25, 2018. The comfortable deluxe buses will departs at 8:00 a.m. from the Burchard Ave. parking lot located next to the Administration Center at 1122 S. Burchard in Read Park.  Buses will return at approximately 8:00 p.m. Cost is $80 for Residents, $85 for non-residents and payment is due at time of registration.  The registration deadline is August 10, 2018.  All children must be…

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Now Hiring Recreation Supervisor

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Experience in recreation programming, special event coordination, management, aquatics and facility management preferred.  Experience working with people with disabilities required.  Individual with proven leadership skills is desired. Job Title:  Recreation Supervisor (FT) Agency:  Freeport Park District Closing Date:  July 20, 2018  Qualifications:  Must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Parks Administration, Therapeutic Recreation or related field.  Individual with proven leadership skills is desired.  Experience in recreation programming, special event coordination, management, aquatics and facility…

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September 2018

Gallery Day Bus Trip to Milwaukee

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Go gallery gallivanting and comfy buses will get you there!  On October 20th, we're headed to Gallery Day, one of Milwaukee's premier art events.  Along with the multitude of galleries, the Historic Third Ward is filled with a plethora of unique boutiques and restaurants. Not a art shopper?  No worries, there are many great choices nearby including the Milwaukee Art Museum located downtown.  Or, you can enjoy drumming and dancing as Native American groups gather at the Wisconsin Center for…

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Hiring Special Rec. Program Leader

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Freeport Park District is looking for a responsible, dependable, and friendly individual to fill the position of Special Recreation Program Leader (PT).  Individuals in this position supervise and assist in Special Recreation Programs and Inclusion assistance.  Programs may range from Special Olympic sports, monthly dances, arts and crafts, and more.  This is a part-time position, up to 20 hours per week, and includes some evenings and weekends.  To learn more or apply, contact the Freeport Park District Office at 815-235-6114…

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October 2018

FaLaLa! Magnificent Mile Bus Trip

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Hop aboard and enjoy the holiday decorations and shopping in Chicago without the hassle of driving there.  Join us on Saturday, December 1st and just sit back and relax.  We'll drop you off right at the heart of the Magnificent Mile  where you can shop, see the lights and explore unique cuisine. Buses will depart at 9:00 a.m. from the parking lot located in Read Park on McKinley Avenue between Empire and American Streets.  Payment is due at the time…

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November 2018

Happy New Year!

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Happy New Year from all of us at the Freeport Park District to all of YOU!  May the splendor of nature warm your heart and home throughout the year.

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Chicago Auto Show Bus Trip

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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1.3 million square feet of WOW!  Hop aboard as we head to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show held at McCormick Place.  Roomy and comfortable buses will be traveling there on Saturday, February 9th leaving at 8:00 a.m. from Read Park.  Costs are $41 residents/$45 nonresidents.  The purchase price includes bus ticket and show entry fee. REGISTER NOW

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Park Board Candidate Information

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Park Board Candidate Packets are available at the Administration Center located at 1122 S. Burchard Avenue. Freeport residents will be voting for one, six-year term, Board of Park Commissioner position in the Consolidated Election on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.  To qualify as a candidate, you must be a registered voter, 18 years of age on or before April 2, 2019 and have lived within the District’s boundaries for at least one year prior to the election. Candidate Petition Packets are…

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February 2019

Now Hiring Seasonal Employees

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Freeport Park District is seeking responsible and energetic applicants to fill a variety of summer parks and recreation positions.  Currently, there are openings for nearly 100 seasonal positions with varying weekday and weekend hours.  Applicants must be at least 15 years and older to apply.  Available positions include Lifeguard, Cashier, Park Maintenance, Program Leader and Facilities Attendant.  A full listing of job openings and application are available at the Administration Center located at 1122 S. Burchard Avenue, open Monday-Friday from…

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March 2019

Save 10% On Pool Passes

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Individual and family season passes to the Read Park Family Aquatic Center are available for purchase at the Administration Center located at 1122 Burchard Avenue.  Purchase your pass by May 24th and receive 10% discount off the normal pass rate.  Stop by Monday - Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  To view 2019 Season Pass prices and for more information about the Read Park Family Aquatic Center, Click Here.      

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Theater Bus Trip

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Here comes the sun…here comes the fun! Reserve your balcony seat(s) for RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles. Comfortable buses will get you to the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago where you’ll go back in time to the legendary fab four and the best of Abbey Road. Buses will depart from Read Park on Sunday, April 14th at 9:00 am and return about 7:00 pm. Cost is $85 residents/ $90 for nonresidents. Groups are welcome to sign up.  Participants can…

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Open..Closed..Canceled..Delayed?

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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It's easy to check the status of weather-related activities and programs.  For the Aquatic Center call 815.801.SWIM.  For all other locations call the hotline at 815.801.PARK (7275) You can also click the raindrop icon in the upper right corner of the website.  Click to the left to sign up for up for ongoing email and/or text alerts.    

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May 2019

Help Shape the Future

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 pm, the public is invited to participate in a workshop at the Park District Administration Center at 1122 S. Burchard Avenue.  The Freeport Park District is currently developing a master plan for the parks that will address locations, connectivity, facilities, improvements and more.  This workshop will include an overview presentation of current information, connectivity mapping and a discussion of recommendations.  The presentation will start at 5:15 pm but interested patrons are welcome to…

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June 2019

Navy Pier Bus Trip

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States
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Step on up...we're headed to Chicago! Bring the whole family and join us on Saturday, July 27th. Cool and comfy buses will get you there to ride the 15-story Ferris Wheel...dine and shop at the Pier...take a taxi to Michigan Avenue. It's your day and all up to you.  Additional activities are at the cost of participants. Cost is $31 per person for residents and $34 for non-residents. Register Now

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August 2019

Cubs vs. Cardinals Bus Trip

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States

Hop aboard...we're headed to Wrigley Field on Saturday, September 21st to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals.  Comfy buses will get you there and seating is limited.  Registration ends on September 13. Buses will depart at 8 a.m. from the Burchard Avenue parking lot located adjacent to the Administration Center in Read Park.  Game time is 1:20 pm with seating in section 536. Costs are $100 for residents, $105 for nonresidents. Children must be accompanied by…

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Seeking Superintendent of Parks & Natural Resources

Freeport Park District Office, 1122 S. Burchard Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032 United States

Freeport Park District is seeking an experienced manager to oversee the District’s Parks department and natural resources management. Qualifications: Must have Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in Parks Management, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Urban Forestry or closely related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience including 3 years supervisory experience. Working knowledge of principles and practices forestry, horticulture, natural resource management including restoration planning and implementation is required. Candidates with the following training and certificates preferred; Certified Park and Recreation Professional…

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