The Chicago Tribune names Elmhurst Park District a winner of the Chicago Top Workplaces 2019

Elmhurst Park District has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Chicago Tribune. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”

The Elmhurst Park District was founded in June 1920 and serves nearly 17,000 households. The District maintains parks, trails and gardens across 468 acres; offers more than 1,000 recreational programs, trips and services to all ages; maintains 18 playgrounds, 68 athletic fields, and three sled hills in 28 parks; operates a number of facilities including Courts Plus, Wilder Mansion and Sugar Creek Golf Course; and is the largest employer of youth in the community.

“As the District approaches its 100th anniversary in 2020, this recognition is especially timely because it reflects the dedication and commitment that staff for generations has provided to the Elmhurst community,” said Executive Director Jim Rogers.

The Elmhurst Park District is an Illinois Distinguished Agency dedicated to enriching lives while having fun!