About the Kewanee Park District

We are looking for help!  Our grounds crew, golf course team, and 19th Hole Restaurant is seeking applicants for summer help. Stop out and pick up an application or download it here!

Director of Parks and Recreation, Brian Johnson, accepting the 100th Year Resolution on behalf of the Kewanee Park District. Left is Peter Murphy – President and C.E.O. of The Illinois Association of Park Districts. Right is Kevin Dolan – Chairman Board of Trustees of The Illinois Association of Park Districts.


Lighting of Windmont Park and Northeast Park will take place Sunday December 8, 2019. The festivities at Windmont Park start off with the lighted parade beginning at 5pm followed by a visit from Santa, fireworks and the park lighting. Lighting at Northeast Park will begin between 5pm and 5:30pm. We hope to see you all there! Be sure to thank a volunteer while you are there because neither of the lightings would be possible without them!!! Please share this so everyone can enjoy the holiday spirit at both parks!



MISSION STATEMENT…. The Kewanee Park District exists to provide care for public lands and opportunities for personal growth. We work with citizens of Kewanee to provide a broad spectrum of opportunities to renew, restore and recreate, balancing often stressful lifestyles. It is our overall intent to encourage the participation of individuals and families to develop the highest possible level of physical and mental well-being.  It is our belief that well-balanced, healthy people contribute to a productive and healthy community.

Pricing for all Kewanee Park District activities and amenities can be found here:  2021 Activity Rates



Overview of Northeast Park (drone picture provided by Hayden Baldwin)

Overview of Northeast Park’s Big Diamond, Skateboard Park, Basketball & Tennis Courts and Sand Volleyball Courts (drone photo provided by Hayden Baldwin)




Congratulations!  The Kewanee Park District Board of Commissioners have chosen Elks Lodge #724 and Abilities Plus for the “2019 Child’s Best Friend Award”.

“The Child’s Best Friend Award” was created in 1999 and is given to people throughout the Kewanee Area that have made a difference in the lives of children.  This award was created by the Kewanee Park District Board of Commissioners to publicly recognize those individuals and businesses that go above and beyond to assist the children of Kewanee.  You are a perfect example of the African Proverb “It takes a whole community to raise to raise a child.”  The Kewanee Park District Board of Commissioners and the children of Kewanee – thank you for all your time and efforts!



Congratulations to the newly elected Kewanee Park District Board Commissioner Steve Brackett and re-elected Board Commissioner of 23 years Jim Heberer.  Thank you, Mike Nichols, for your 6 years of service as a Kewanee Park District Board Commissioner.  Your service was greatly appreciated!



Kewanee Women's Club

Thank you to the Kewanee Women’s Club for their
generous donation to the Kewanee Park District! Your
continued support of Park District programs is greatly





Thank you to the Izaak Walton League of America, Richard Gibson and Rod Johnson for their generous donation to the Kewanee Park District. We appreciate all of the hard work and dedication you put in to the Hunter Safety Courses each year. 



Board of Commissioners:

Jim Powell:President                                  jpowell@kewaneeparkdistrict.org
Andrew Verstraete:Vice-President       andrew@kewaneeparkdistrict.org
Jim Heberer                                                   jim@kewaneeparkdistrict.org
Jacque Verscha                                             jacque@kewaneeparkdistrict.org
Steve Brackett
Brian Johnson: Director                          brian@kewaneeparkdistrict.org


——————————————————————————————————— “the right of children to play, to sing and to dance; the right of youth to sport for sports’ sake; the right of men and women to use leisure in the pursuit of happiness in their own way, are basic to our American heritage.” – Harry S. Truman


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