Rockford Park District
Helping People Enjoy Life!


Job Opportunities

Due to the volume of applications we receive daily, we are unable to call every candidate back that calls to check on their application, so PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. We will contact you directly if your work experience matches the qualifications of the job(s) you have applied for.

The Rockford Park District is looking for committed and service-oriented individuals who want to impact the Rockford community by:

  • Providing programs for youth: that reduces juvenile crime

  • Beautifying parks, which increases property values

  • Providing recreation for all, which improves health and wellness, and stimulates the economy

  • Helping people enjoy life!

We want to find the right people with the right attitude, skills, and knowledge from a variety of cultures, experiences, and backgrounds who reflect the composition of those we serve!

Do you like working outdoors?

Check out our park maintenance, golf maintenance, and environmental recreation positions.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of area youth?

Check out our program assistant positions within our community, therapeutic, and environmental recreation departments.

Are you looking to work nights and weekends?

Check out our food and beverage associate positions.

Are you a sports enthusiast?

Check out our youth sports, golf, and skating/hockey program positions.

Why Work For Us?

The Rockford Park District is composed of a diverse workforce and fosters an open, inclusive and progressive work environment. Careers at the Rockford Park District are a way of life as our job and mission is to "Help people Enjoy Life". We encourage staff to tap into their passion, creativity, and enthusiasm. Our Culture of "One Team One Goal" is truly apparent among staff, customers, partners, and community organizations in helping to make the Rockford Region a better place to live, work and play.

The Rockford Park District has received the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This means that the Rockford Park District is known as the best park district in the nation!

The Rockford Park District offers competitive compensation plus a comprehensive benefit package.

Professional development is encouraged with a variety of options to enhance your career success. We value all of the components of the work experience and provide a positive and healthy work environment that includes an award winning wellness program.

Invest in your future now by joining our team of dedicated professionals! Help us be the "best" urban park and recreation system in North America, as judged by those we serve! The Rockford Park District is a world-class employer, with progressive job opportunities for growth during all stages of your career.

The Rockford Park District is an EEO Employer

Partner Job Opportunities