About the Bedford Park District
about the park district

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.

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.

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.

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 program book offers 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.

Our park district has lighted ballfields, an interactive water playground, picnic pavilion, three playgrounds, and several impressive indoor facilities. A more detailed list of our facilities is available on this website.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Bedford Park District prohibits discrimination in the provision of services, programs or facilities to individuals with disabilities in accordance with the law.

Clean Air Act

In compliance with the Clean Air Act of 1990, smoking is prohibited in all Park District buildings.

Illinois Association of Parks - Youth License Plates

Park Districts in Illinois have been providing Youth Programs for many years. The Secretary of State has recently approved the Youth License Plate. The license plates help fund youth activities. To apply for your Park District Youth License Plate, contact the Illinois Secretary of State at 1-800-252-8980.


Your neighborhood park is available for adoption! If you are a walker or a jogger, pulling a wagon or pushing a stroller, alone or in a group, become involved in the beautification of your park. Every little bit helps, from picking up stray papers and cans to informing the Park Office of vandalism or needed repairs. Help us to make your park beautiful! Call us today at 708-458-2265 to adopt the park in your neighborhood.

Lightning Warning

Lightning is a severe hazard that must be viewed seriously. Park users should STOP PLAY and SEEK SHELTER immediately when lightning threatens them. All park users must comply with the requests of the Security Staff regarding vacating park property when lightning is present.

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