About Us

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.
Please take a few minutes to explore our website to see all that we have to offer! 

Park History


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.


OrganizationalChart RVSD 102622 

Executive Director - Dr. Edward Piatt

Senior Staff

Executive 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 Jarod Knight

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, Fitness & Seniors) - Josh Turro

Recreation Station Supervisor (Trips, Bilingual, Teens, Adults) - Dr. Michael Burke

Recreation Station Supervisor (Youth) - MonaLisa Keele

Willowhaven Facility