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.


General Announcements




Barbland Playground: Donor Bricks

In 1993, the construction of Barbland playground was made possible through the purchase of engraved donor bricks. With regards to the removal of Barbland playground, the DeKalb Park District intends to preserve the donor bricks and incorporate them into future development of the park. We feel it is important to continue to recognize those who have invested in community recreation and made so many childhood memories possible.



2015 Election Information

Two positions (six year terms, ending in 2021) on the DeKalb Park District Board of Commissioners will be up for election on April 7, 2015. Anyone interested in running for a Board position can pick up 2015 Candidates Guide at the Hopkins Administration Office, 1403 Sycamore Rd, DeKalb.  Those who wish to run for Park Board Commissioner must be a registered voter and DeKalb Park District resident for at least one year prior to the election.

Potential candidates can begin circulating petitions on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. A minimum of 92 signatures are required. Petition filing period is Monday, December 15, 2014 beginning at 9 am through Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the Park District Admin Office (2nd floor), 1403 Sycamore Rd, DeKalb. The office is closed Saturday and Sunday.

For questions please contact: Jason Mangum, (815)758-6663 ext 124



Winter 2015 Program Guide!


  • Family Friendly Open Gyms...pg 16
  • School Days Off Programs...pg 18
  • Daddy Daughter Dance...pg 20
  • POLAR-palooza in the Park... pg 21
  • Active! Pass Membership...pg 26


DeKalb Park District Mission...

To provide diverse, high quality, active and passive recreational facilities and services to all residents of DeKalb.

Our Goals….
  • To offer quality recreation programs and facilities
  • Provide a comprehensive park system
  • To care for the facilities, parks and trails
  • To strengthen our operations and increase visibility in the community