The Bedford Park District was founded in 1939 when a group of dedicated citizens formed the District as an independent governmental agency. Since that time, numerous facilities have been added and/or improved. Bedford Park District has established itself as an outstanding park district within the State of Illinois and is proud of its reputation as such.

Board of Commissioners

Bedford Park District is governed by a Board of Commissioners comprised of five members elected to a six year term. They are responsible for all park policies, sound financial planning, and the employment of the Executive Director. The Board of Commissioners meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM in the Executive Board Room. Minutes from each meeting are available, after approval, on this website. Read More

District Staff

The daily operation of the District is the responsibility of the Executive Director and staff. Working under the direction of the Executive Director are the Superintendent of Parks, Safety & Operations Director, and Director of Recreation and Special Events. Additional staff members include the Senior Coordinator, Athletic Director, Maintenance & Security staff, and Recreation staff. Read More

About Our Programs

The Bedford Park District's year is divided into three seasons: Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall/Holiday providing hundreds of programs servicing residents and non-residents of all ages. Each season we offer an abundance of programs to delight participants with a variety of interests. Some of our most popular events include the Bunny Bash, Summer Camp Parent's Night, Halloween Party and Thanksgiving Bingo.

These Are Your Parks!

Please walk on the grass, smell the flowers, hug the trees, talk to the birds and sit on the benches ... but remember to:

  • Leave your alcohol at home
  • Park in designated areas
  • Get a picnic permit for groups of 25 or more
  • Go home when the park closes
  • Call us if you see anything that needs our attention 458-2265.

Our park district has lighted ballfields,

an interactive water playground,

picnic pavilion, three playgrounds,

and several impressive indoor facilities.

District Map

The Bedford Park District resident boundaries include Bedford Park and Bridgeview Gardens.

Map Key

The Park District maintains approximately 34 acres of parks, including 14 acres of property leased from Commonwealth Edison. Community Park is the largest park and is home to the District's Administrative Office, Swanson Gymnasium, Lily Pad Splash Park, Ballfields, and Picnic Pavilion.

  • Administration Office
  • Swanson Gymnasium
  • Lily Pad Splash Park
  • Ballfields
  • Picnic Pavilion/Concession Stand
  • Playground
  • Bike Trail
  • Walking Path
  • Ornamental Parks
  • Gazebo
  • Fish Pond
  • Maintenance Garage