News & Upcoming Events

New Online Registration

We have some EXCITING NEWS! Starting with Fall Registration we will have a new registration system. It’s simple, convenient and almost everything we offer will be available online! Today we are asking you to start setting up your new family account information. How to Create a Family Account Go to  From the River Trails… [...] Read More

Camp Nature begins July 24

July 24- August 9 Explore the wonder of nature as we learn about the world around us. We’ll explore the outdoors and complete art projects using nature. We’ll travel to a nature center as well as learn about geo-caching, know typing, nature survival, shelter building, animal tracking and more. Bring a snack and drink each… [...] Read More

Explore. Dream. Discover this Summer

Explore! If you have not explored your Award Winning Park District, this summer would be a great time to do so. The River Trails Park District was awarded: • Illinois Park and Recreation Association, Best Program for Parkour 2017 • Illinois Park and Recreation Association, Best Overall Event for the Youth 2K Obstacle Course Race… [...] Read More

RTPD Joins the Ranks of the Globally Elite Aquatic Facilities

Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. grants River Trails Park District the prestigious Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award. The award is given to aquatic facilities recognized as a model of risk management and aquatic safety, and demonstrates that the facility consistently exceeds industry standards. Globally, only 10% of Ellis & Associates clients receive Platinum Recognition, in… [...] Read More

Message from the Executive Director

Discover What's Possible! Our team is always looking to find something unique to bring to our programs, parks and facilities.  The Trails Challenge 2K Obstacle Course Race and Parkour at the Zone are only the beginning.  We hope to see you on Saturday, October 7th for the 3rd Annual Youth 2K OCR. River Trails Park… [...] Read More

Let the Summer Adventure Begin!

Summer Camp begins, the Woodland Trails Pool opens, all the parks are ready for use and our outdoor events are great ways to get out with your family this summer. New this year is our Swim Lesson Program. We have adopted Jeff Ellis & Associates Swim Lesson Program. This program is more rigorous to each… [...] Read More

Join Our Team

Join the RTPD Team! We are looking for the community builders of tomorrow to get started in some great job opportunities for summer 2017! Join a team that strives to provide our community with fun, exciting and meaningful experiences with classes, programs and camps that enhance each individual’s life! Apply Online Summer Job Fair Wednesday,… [...] Read More