Metro East Park and Recreation District
104 United Drive
Collinsville, Illinois 62234
Mike Buehlhorn - Executive Director
Bryan Werner - Planner
Jacob Volkmar - Grant Coordinator
Rene' St. Peters - Administrative Assistant and FOIA Officer
MEPRD Board of Directors - Representing Madison County
Harold Byers - Treasurer
Gene Peters - President
MEPRD Board of Directors - Representing St. Clair County
Earl McDowell, Sr. - Secretary
Greg Yank - Vice President
The Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) was formed by voters in November 2000, and is responsible for the development of trails and trail facilities in Madison County and St. Clair County, Illinois. The District often supplements the efforts of local governments, special districts, and other jurisdictions who are already engaged in the construction and management of these types of projects. The park district is the first of its kind in Illinois, serving over half a million residents.
Mission: Metro East Park and Recreation District shall have as its primary duty the development, operation, and maintenance of a public system of interconnecting trails and parks throughout the counties compromising the district.
MEPRD is comprised of four full-time employees and six board members.