About Us

Our Mission

The Wildwood Park District conserves and protects natural resources and provides leisure opportunities for our community.

Our Vision

The Wildwood Park District works to enhance the lives of its residents through excellent recreational programming, services and facilities, while conserving natural resources and improving the parks and lakes.


Did You Know?

Wildwood is an unincorporated community that is part of Warren Township located in Lake County, Illinois. The Wildwood Park District is responsible for eleven beautiful parks, including four swimming beaches, seven playgrounds, two boat ramps, nine fishing locations, three picnic pavilions, and much more! The Park District also manages Valley Lake and sections of Gages Lake, in conjunction with the Gages Lake Conservation Committee and Illinois Depart of Natural Resources. In addition to the natural recreational activities that our parks and lakes provide, the Wildwood Park District also offers a multitude of year-round special events, clubs, classes, and programs. The Wildwood Park District has a Board of Commissioners, composed of five Wildwood residents, who are elected by residents within the Wildwood Park District boundaries for a six year term of office. See our Wildwood by the Numbers infographic below to learn more about our community!