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Mission Statement

The Pontiac Parks and Recreation Department is established to create an environment responsive to the needs, desires, and interests of the participants.

Opportunities for leisure activities are secured in a variety of ways by the individual, either through their own initiative or through organized programs and educational sessions.

What do we offer?

The Pontiac Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer 11 beautiful parks, state-of-the-art facilities including the Community Recreation Center, access to the Natatorium Pool and splash pad, a variety of programs for all ages and populations, an adaptive recreation program, and much more!


We are looking to hire an intern for the summer of 2019!  Click here for the job description.  Please reach out to taylor.baxter@pontiac.org with any questions.


Lifeguard (1)

We will be hosting a lifeguard certification class March 15th - March 17th. The class is held on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants must be at least 15 years old by March 17th to take the class. To register, please stop by the rec center or call us at 815-844-6818 and ask for Lori!

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