Paul Emery Park
921 W. Poplar St. ♦ Harrisburg, IL  62946 ♦ phone: 618.252.2111 ♦ fax: 618.253.4511

Park Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday  ♦  Memorial Park Curfew:  11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

The Mission of the Harrisburg Township Park District is to enhance the quality of community life by ensuring recreational programming and services to all people regardless of their age, sex, race, religion, socioeconomic status and level of physical or mental ability. 

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Harrisburg Youth Athletics was awarded a $3,300 grant from Rent One under their Great Expectations Common Core Program.

Rent One wants to give back to the kids in the community and help support local youth programs.

Special thanks to Elvis and David Riley of Rent One for their support of youth baseball and softball programs.

Proceeds will go to purchase equipment needs such as batting helmets, catchers gear, baseballs, softballs, protective masks for helmets, as well as replace bases at each field location.

 

 

At this time all restrooms located in the Harrisburg Township Park District have been closed for the winter.  Also, we have installed gates in many of the parking areas that will block access to those areas for the winter.


Park District Youth License Plate

Get Licensed to Support Illinois Youth!

The sale and subsequent renewals of each plate generate $25 for the PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Program, which funds youth programs in park and recreation agencies throughout Illinois. The goal of the PowerPlay! program is to increase the number of opportunities designed to show youth the lifelong benefits of fitness, health and nutrition.

Click here to download the Park District Youth License Plate form. For more information contact IAPD at 217-523-4554 or iapd@ILparks.org.


 

NEWS RELEASE

Park Board Commissioner seat up for Election

Harrisburg Township Park District will have one (1) board seat to be filled at the April 4th, 2017 Consolidated Election. The candidate elected will fill a four (4) year term expiring April, 2021. You must be a resident in the Park District boundaries.

Candidates for the office of park board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 20th, 2016. The period for filling nominating papers runs from December 12 through December 19, 2016.

Please return all nominating petitions to the Park District office located at 921 West Poplar Street between the office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. It is the Board Secretary’s responsibility to file with County Clerk.

You may pick up packets at the Park Office or go online at http://www.elections.il.gov/. to download petitions.

Candidates may also want to consult the “2017 Candidate’s Guide” within this same web site regarding the requirements of filing.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions....

How do I register for a program?  

Registration for all programs is on a first come, first serve basis.  Most programs will accept registration at their first scheduled meeting.  No refunds will be given after the first scheduled class unless individuals are under unavoidable circumstances.  In these cases, a $5.00 fee will be assessed from the price of the cancelled program.

Can I drop off my children at a program/sports event early?

Children/Youth under the age of 18 who are participating in Harrisburg Park District Programs / Sports Events may not be left unattended on Park property at any time.

What if there is bad weather?

Safety of our participants is our first priority. Supervisors are instructed to cancel outdoor programs if bad weather is in the area.  If bad weather does move into our area, it is our policy to  have parents pick up their children immediately.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

The Harrisburg Park District requests that these rules be followed while participating in park sponsored programs:

  • Refrain from showing disrespect to other participants and staff

  • Refrain from using profanity or foul language

  • Refrain from causing bodily harm to themselves, other participants, and staff.

  • Refrain from damaging program equipment, supplies, and facilities.

  • Refrain from participating in unlawful activities.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes.  The Park District accepts Mastercard, Visa, and Discover credit cards. 

How do I reserve a shelter?

Shelter reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.  Reservations can be made by emailing arumsey@harrisburgpark.net or calling the Park Office at 618.252.2111 during normal business hours of 8 a.m. - 4p.m. Monday through Friday.   A reservation agreement must be signed and payment made in full within 48 hours of the reservation.  Click here to print a reservation form to fax in.  Mastercard, Visa, and Discover credit cards are accepted.

Can you reserve a baseball field?

Yes. Baseball fields must be scheduled for use through the Park Office.    Reservations can be made by emailing arumsey@harrisburgpark.net or calling the Park Office at 618.252.2111 during normal business hours of 8 a.m. - 4p.m. Monday through Friday.

Can anyone attend a Park Board Meeting?

Yes.  The public is cordially invited to attend these meetings.  Any citizen wishing to be placed on the agenda may call the Park Office at 618.252.2111.

All board meetings will be held at 8:00 am at the Park Main Office located at 921 W. Poplar St.

 

2017 Board Meeting Schedule

 

January 18

February 15

March 15

April 19

May 17

June 21

July 19

August 16

September 20

October 18

November 15

December 20

 

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