To Leave No Child Inside
The East St. Louis Park District is an autonomous body governed by five elected commissioners. The District's Corporate powers include the ability to acquire and develop land for recreational, educational, and cultural uses, to establish a park policing unit, pass ordinances for the maintenance and management of these facilities, establish user fees and levy taxes.
Board of Park Commissioners
Willie L. Dancy, President
James L. Montgomery, Vice President
Fannie M. Jones, Commissioner
Secretary/Treasurer for the Board of Park Commissioners
Mrs. Darline D. Ward
Mrs. Irma G. Golliday, Director
Chief of Police
Chief De Marius L. Thomas
Knetra Nelson, Executive Aide
Christopher Keel, Computer Technician
The Maintenance Staff consist of two year round employees and fourteen seasonal staff, under Donna Ferrell, Maintenance Manager. The maintenance crews clean the parks, repair recreational equipment and vehicles, install equipment, and maintain/clean all buildings.
The Park District staff has 15 part-time police (five ranking officers and ten patrolmen) and one full-time police officer (Chief De Marius L Thomas.) The Park Police patrols all of the parks within the East St. Louis Park System, including parks in East St. Louis, Alorton, Centreville, and Washington Park.