Live Laugh Play

Our Mission

The Winthrop Harbor Parks and Recreations Department prides it's self by creating places to Live, Laugh, and Play for our community. 

Live - We help create a great community by providing great parks

Laugh - We provide programs and places for people to enjoy life

Play - We provide opportunities to play and improve health

Parks and Rec Department's Community Impact

Just as water, sewer, and public safety are considered essential public services, parks are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in a community, ensuring the health of families and youth, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a community and a region. 

Public parks and recreation agencies create healthy communities and play a fundamental role in enhancing the physical environments in which we live. Through facilities, outdoor settings, and services provided, they support good health for people of all abilities, ages, socio‐economic backgrounds and ethnicities.

Parks and Rec Advisory Board

The Parks and Recs Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees on all issues concerning recreation programs, parks, park buildings, athletic facilities, grounds, and equipment. The Members of the Parks and Rec Board also assist in hosting various events throughout the year and attend monthly meetings. 

The Mayor appoints these members with the advice and consent of the Village Board. 

Parks and Rec Board Openings

Being on the Parks and Rec Board provides its members with a great opportunity to become active in the community and help shape the future of Winthrop Harbor.  

The Village currently has several open Parks and Rec Board positions. Help shape your communities future and become a Parks and Rec Board Member. 

You can apply by clicking on the application button below.