Mission, Vision, Core Values


The Belvidere Park District Board of Commissioners and Staff are dedicated and committed to meet the recreational needs of the community while balancing growth with the preservation of open space. We strive to provide excellence and integrity in every aspect of service to participants of all ages and all abilities in a responsible and cost effective manner.


To be the provider of community-driven and innovative park and recreation experiences, while maintaining financial stability.

Core Values


  • Build respect, integrity and trust
  • Foster teamwork through communication and collaboration
  • Demonstrate professionalism


  • Promote staff development
  • Follow best practices
  • Provide quality experience through guest-centered services
  • Exceed expectations
  • Assure safety through comprehensive risk management program


  • Demand fiscal responsibility to assure transparency
  • Build green infrastructure
  • Ensure resource efficiency
  • Create and maintain effective partnerships
  • Celebrate history


  • Embrace cultural diversity
  • Encourage inclusion
  • Celebrate contributions of residents, Board, staff and volunteers


  • Implement new technology
  • Communicate a shared vision
  • Recognize trends by being responsive and adaptive inspire creativity