Recently I had the pleasure of mingling with a diverse group of individuals who knew nothing of the operations of parks or recreation. When ask what I did for a living I responded Executive Director of the Princeton Park District. The response surprised me "Is that a full-time job?" That question first infuriated me and then I realized this person must not make good use of their local park district or they don't have a clue what it takes to operate a park district.
So I responded with a question, and ask if they would ask the same question of a CEO of a small company that has a $3,000,000 a year operational budget. Of course the response was no. I then explained we maintain 200 acres that contains 4 parks and 2 nature preserves; an indoor and outdoor swimming pool; 2 ponds; 9-hole disc golf course; skate park; 8-field soccer complex; 52,000 square foot recreation facility; 6 ball fields; multi-purpose outdoor sport court for tennis, basketball, and hockey.
Princeton Park District is a amusement park located in Princeton, IL.
Monday 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM