PDHP Continues Commitment to Inclusion

July 28, 2021

The Park District of Highland Park strives to serve as the center of the community and to be our residents’ first choice for recreational services. Our adopted policies, procedures, and programs are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. 

At the July 27 Regular Board Meeting, the Park Board approved the value statement and pledge for inclusion developed by the Park District’s Climate Task Force.  The task force is comprised of staff volunteers who share a commitment to keep the Park District on course as a leader in our community for progressive inclusion.   

The new value statement adopted by the Board is as follows:

The Park District of Highland Park is an ally for inclusion and equitable access, where everyone is afforded the same rights and opportunities that result in a sense of belonging, and the ability to safely express themselves authentically, without judgment.

Additionally, the Park District of Highland Park pledges:

For more information on the Park District’s inclusion policies and programs, click here.