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Commitment to Diversity

In 2019 the Peoria Park District (PPD) Board of Trustees accepted a Commitment to Diversity that outlines a 4-pronged approach to advancing equity in all that the Peoria Park District does. 


4 pronged approach to advancing equity, include:

  • Ensure Equitable Access to Parks, Facilities, and Programming
  • Focus on Diversity of PPD Workforce
  • Encourage Diversity of PPD-Funded Contractors and Suppliers
  • Support Community-Wide Workforce Development

See the full Commitment to Diversity document here, as well as an update presented in March of 2021 here.



  • October 2019 – The Peoria Park District Board receives and files the Commitment to Diversity.
  • October 2019 – October 2020 – Park District Staff implement programming and policies in line with the Commitment to Diversity and track progress.
  • October 2020 – January 2021 – Park District Staff revisit Commitment to Diversity to update strategies to advance 4 prongs for 2021-2022.
  • March 2021 – The Peoria Park District Board receives an update on the Commitment to Diversity from staff.
  • July 2021 – September 2021 – Park District Staff present progress on Commitment to Diversity to Ad Hoc Diversity Committee.


Do you have a question about the Peoria Park District’s Commitment to Diversity?

If so, please reach out to c[email protected] or 309-681-1200.