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Parks & Recreation Contacts
201 W. Hydraulic Ave.
Director of Parks and Recreation
Superintendent of Parks(Maintenance Building)
Shay Remus, CPRP
Lead Preschool Teacher
Parks & Recreation Department
The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department strives to:
In 1977 the Park Commission and the Human Resource Commission jointly formed a Community Center Committee as an advisory commission to the City Council. As a result of the committee, the Beecher Community Center was constructed in 1979 on the land deeded to the city by the Illinois Department of Conservation on what was the former fairgrounds and game farm. The Center was built utilizing funds left to the city in the will of former City Clerk Clarence Beecher.
Prior to the creation of the Recreation Board in 1988, the development of community parks and the park department in the United City of Yorkville was managed through the city's Public Works department.
Below is a timeline of the formation of the United City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department:
2001–The 1988 ordinance establishing the Park Board was revised to include the establishment of a full-time director of the Parks and Recreation department.
2002–The Parks and Recreation Department staff was expanded and realigned to include full time staff in the positions of Superintendent of Recreation, Administrative Assistant, Parks Foreman, Parks operator, Parks maintenance workers, and newly created positions for Recreation Coordinator and Director of Parks and Recreation. The establishment of the director position combined the focus for parks and recreation into one department.
2003–The ordinance was once again amended to expand the number of Park board members from five to seven.
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