About Us


Living History

Bourbonnais Township Park District is Living History. 

A Park District is responsible for the preservation of open space in a community, development of parks and providing recreational programs for all ages.

Our mission is to enrich the quality of life through recreation, education and preservation.  We offer a variety of recreational opportunities for residents and non-residents of all ages.  The BTPD is made up of 4 facilities, Recreation Station, Exploration Station… a children’s museum, Willowhaven Park & Nature Center and Perry Farm Administrative Building. We also have 4 parks, Perry Farm Park, Diamond Point Park, Willowhaven Park & Nature Center and Turnberry Park.

Our park has a great history being one of the first pioneer settlements in the Kankakee River Valley.  To preserve the history, you can can volunteer to be part of our Living History team.  To volunteer call 815-933-9905.


Comprehensive Master Plan

The Bourbonnais Township Park District developed this plan, with input from the local community, Board of Commissioners and Park District staff, to guide park, facility, and program decisions for the next five years.

This Master Plan ducoment will be used by the Park District as a guide to implementing parks and recreation action items over the next five year. The first two chapters summarize the supporting evidence of those recommendations gained throug the Analyze and Connect phases.  The final chapter is the appendix. The Action Plan in Chapter Two should thought as a "living document" that will need to be periodically re-evaluated and adjusted to reflext completed progject and the community's changing needs.




 Leadership Team

Executive Director - Dr. Edward Piatt

Senior Staff

Exectuive Assistant & Human Resource - Amanda Langlois

Marketing Director - Cherie Smolkovich

Superintendent of Parks - Mike Crews

Superintendent of Finance and Personnel - 

Superintendent of Recreation - Nicole Jenkins

Parks Staff

Mechanical /Maintenance - Joe Galloy

Parks and Grounds - Brad Featherston and Cory Ward

Finance Staff

Information Technology Coordinator - Frank Cianci

Accounting/Human Resource - Kelli Brza

Recreation Staff

Exploration Station General Manager - Brittaney Beck

     Education & Exhibit Coordinator - Kristi Schu

Recreation Station Supervisor (Athletics, Trips & Seniors) - 

Recreation Station Supervisor (Youth, Teen & Preschool) - Jen Blair

      Recreation Assistant -

Willowhaven Facility