Mt. Prospect Park District was incorporated in June 1955 and is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Encompassing more than 454 acres, the Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to portions of Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village with a total population of 215,000.

Mt. Prospect Park District offers its residents a total of 32 parks and recreational facilities including, a 3-1/2 star golf course, neighborhood playgrounds, pools, fitness centers, ball diamonds, biking and walking paths.

The Park District hired aQity Research & Insights to conduct a statistically valid community survey. The survey will identify community needs for recreation and measure resident satisfaction with Park District facilities, programs and services. The final survey report was presented to the Park Board of Commissioners on January 17, 2018. Download the final report here.

Mission Statement: 

To provide exceptional parks and recreational experiences that enrich the quality of life for present and future generations.

Mt. Prospect Park District is headed by an Executive Director who oversees five divisions. These include Business Services & Human Resources, Community Relations & Marketing, Golf Operations, Parks & Planning and Recreation. The Executive Director in turn reports to a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are elected officials serving staggered four-year terms.

The District employs approximately 57 full-time employees and more than 600 part-time and seasonal employees.