A $500.00 grant from the Illinois Parks Association Risk Services, or IPARKS, was awarded to the Maywood Park District due to efforts made by staff towards assisting disabled participants at the district, while also increasing safety measures for Maywood residents. The grant was used towards safety improvements to the park district’s building that included: electric door locks, and railings for the main hallway for the visually impaired/disabled.
The Illinois Parks Association Risk Services, or IPARKS, is a local government risk-sharing pool comprised solely of park, recreation and conservation districts, river conservancy districts, forest preserves and special recreation agencies throughout the state of Illinois. Over 170 of these districts, preserves and agencies receive programs and benefits specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of this group of entities. By providing members with stable, proactive, responsive and cost-effective coverage for their risk management needs, IPARKS is the leading insurance alternative for park, recreation and conservation districts in the state of Illinois.