Mission Statement

“To improve quality of life for the district’s residents by providing both active and passive recreational opportunities in recreational facilities, parks and areas”

The Pekin Park District is an independent unit of local government founded in 1902. An elected seven person board of commissioners established policy for all facets of the Park District. The Park District Director and staff implement and administrate Board policy and are responsible for the day to day operations of the Park District.

Executive Director

Cameron Bettin
(309) 353-4328
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Pekin Park District Staff

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Dori K. Smith
Executive Director’s Assistant / Board Secretary
(309) 353-5358

Scott Clausen
Superintendent of Parks
(309) 346-3810

Cory Proehl
Director of Golf
(309) 346-1969

Shawn Powers
Superintendent of Recreation
(309) 353-4319

Chip Hill
Business Operations Manager
(309) 353-6429

Keith Knox
Parkside Fitness Manager
(309) 347-6644

Luke VonDerHeide
Chief of Park Police
(309) 353-7220

Alisha Dault
Miller Center Administrator
(309) 353-5812

Community Input

Provide us with your comments, questions and concerns on any Park District matter by e-mailing us.

Mailing Address

Pekin Park District
Attn: Cameron Bettin
1701 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554