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Metro East Park and Recreation District proudly serves Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois.

Our Mission


"Metro East Park and Recreation District shall have as its primary duty the development, operation, and maintenance of a
public system of interconnecting parks and trails throughout the counties comprising the district."

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The Past

MEPRD is proud to have partnered with so many great organizations over the years, in turn helping to accomplish numerous regional projects that have improved the quality of lives for everyone in Madison and St. Clair Counties, IL.

The Present

Grant programs allow MEPRD to partner with other public entities for the purposes of improving parks, building trails and expanding recreational opportunities for public enjoyment throughout Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois.

The Future

After working closely with the citizens of Madison and St. Clair Counties and also numerous public agencies, MEPRD released the District's current Long Range Development Plan. Download it here!

Funding Opportunities


MEPRD offers three (3) Grant Programs: the FY21 Park and Trail Grant Program; the FY21 Community Planning Grant Program; and the FY21 Event Sponsorship Grant Program. These programs allow MEPRD to partner with other public entities for the purposes of improving parks, building trails and expanding recreational opportunities for public enjoyment throughout Madison & St. Clair Counties in Illinois.

* Remaining funds are subject to change at any time. Updated 09/08/2020.

FY21 Park and Trail Grant Program ($1,987.57 Remaining)*

99

FY21 Community Planning Grant Program ($300,000.00 Remaining)

0

FY21 Event Sponsorship Program ($16,981.25 Remaining)*

15
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by the numbers


152

Completed Projects

45

Ongoing Projects

197

Total Projects

63

Unique Project Partners

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Latest News & Press Releases


Metro-East Park District Awards $2M in Grants for Local Parks and Trails

The Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) on Friday announced that nearly $2 million in grant funding was recently awarded to 13 agencies throughout Madison and St. Clair...

MEPRD Awards $16,000 Community Planning Grant to the Village of Godfrey

Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) announced on Monday that it has awarded a $16,000 community planning grant to the Village of Godfrey for its forthcoming project titled...

Projects Funded In Part By MEPRD Surpass $100 Million

When it was created in 2000, the Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) set about on a mission: to develop and improve parks and trails throughout Madison and St. Clair Counties, striving to create an interconnected system.

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