Spring Newsletter Now Available!


The newsletter staff is pleased to provide you 

with an electronic version of the IPARKS Update Newsletter. Previous newsletters can also be viewed under News and Information on the IPARKS website.


If your district or agency is interested in being a "featured" member in an upcoming newsletter, please send an email to iparks@bfgroup.com.



Safety Recall

Lightning Slide- single bedway slidePlayworld Systems, Inc. has recalled stainless steel playground slides due to amputation hazard. The recalled slides are made of stainless steel and have both single and double bedways. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slides and contact Playworld for a free replacement slide and free installation. A temporary barrier will be shipped to consumers prior to shipment of a replacement slide to prevent children from using the slide. Please click here for more information on the recall!


Swing Modification Program

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The IPARKS Board has once again approved the Swing Modification Program to assist Members in upgrading their swing sets. To reduce/eliminate swing accidents and injuries, Members can apply for up to $200 per year in reimbursement for approved replacement parts. To apply for a reimbursement, visit the IPARKS website today! 


iGrant Program


IPARKS embraces the unique attributes of all of its Members, and, in furtherance of those unique attributes, the iGrant program permits all IPARKS Members to apply for up to $500 in grant money to fund, or partially fund, items that will aid that individual member in its property and liability loss control or risk management efforts. Visit the IPARKS website today to fill out an application!


Calendar Submissions

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We are now accepting photos to be considered for publication in the 2018 IPARKS calendar. This is a great opportunity to showcase your scenic park district. Photos of people enjoying activities in your park district are desired.


Please remember that high resolution photos work best. Please visit the IPARKS website and click on Calendar Photo Submission on the Home Page for submission guidelines. A signed release must accompany your photo submission. Submit photos to iparks@bfgroup.com no later than September 15, 2017 to be considered in the 2018 IPARKS calendar!


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