About Us

A Message from the Director: 

Our team remains committed to providing excellent leisure opportunities and beautiful parks to the citizens of Pontiac and surrounding areas. It is my hope that you and your family are regular users of our facilities, fields, and parks. I personally invite you to work out in our Recreation Center, take an exercise class, or swim in one of our indoor pools. Grab your friends/family and enjoy picturesque views while playing 9 or 18-holes at our beautiful golf course, The Oaks at River's Edge.  You can also take your family to one of our parks and enjoy nature, play on the playgrounds, or have a picnic. I want your participation with Pontiac Parks and Recreation to be safe, fulfilling, and fun.

In today's hectic world, it's easy to forget that taking time to enjoy each day is so important to our health and wellbeing. Pontiac Parks & Recreation is committed to insuring that every resident has an opportunity to experience outstanding recreational activities and park facilities that enhance our quality of life by helping us stay healthy, build relationships with family and friends while developing a sense of community pride.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, if you have additional questions that you can't seem to get answered here, please reach out to me personally by email or call the Recreation Center at 815-844-6818. Thank you!


Parks. Programs. People.

Mission Statement

To deliver park and recreation experiences that promote healthy lifestyles, enhanced social connections, and fun in our community.

Vision Statement

To be the chief provider of leisure services through the preservation and expansion of facilities, parks, programs, and greenspace for residents to enjoy.

Staff Directory

Taylor Baxter, M.A., CPRPDirector of Parks and RecreationEmail

Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation
Lori GouldManager of OperationsEmail
Shannon CampbellDirector of GolfEmail 
Abby ViettiA.I.R. CoordinatorEmail