About Us

The Harrisburg Township Park District (HTPD) was established on February 13, 1934.  The Harrisburg Township Park District currently owns and provides services at three park locations covering approximately 66 acres: Paul Emery Park, Bill Rice Memorial Soccer Complex, and Gaskins City Complex.  There is one main park office building located at Paul Emery Park.  There are five full-time employees of HTPD.  During peak season, the HTPD employs an additional 25 seasonal workers to provide the needed support for park operations and recreation programs.  The HTPD is a member of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD).

Our Mission

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.

Prevailing Wage Requirements

The Harrisburg Township Park District has attached a link to the most current prevailing wage requirements to properly bid on contracts or other non-bid contracts to be awarded to contractors. External link opens in new tab or windowClick here to be redirected to the Illinois Department of Labor website.