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photo of district employees during summer
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photo of lifeguards during summer season

Employment & Contact Us

EmployementThe River Trails Park District is looking for enthusiastic employees to get started in some great job opportunities! The employment process allows you to complete an online application for any positions that are currently available. Your application will be retained in active status for one calendar year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

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The River Trails Park District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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RTPD Employee Orientation Video

New Employees- CLICK HERE to watch our Orientation Video


The River Trails Park District utilizes volunteers in many areas and special events. Each season, we post an updated listing of opportunities for volunteers to assist with or programs’ success. All prospective volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application, waiver, and release form. If you are selected to be a volunteer, you are required to complete a Criminal Background Check. For additional information on volunteering, please contact Patti Mitchell, Superintendent of Recreation, at 847.255.1200 or We appreciate your help!

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The River Trails Park District encourages your comments, suggestions, questions and feedback in an effort to improve our service to you. Please complete the form below.

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