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Seasonal Transportation Coordinator

We're currently accepting applications for a Part-time Transportation Coordinator for summer programs & day camps, including developing routes & managing our fleet. For the complete job description or to apply, click here for the Applitrack web site.

“Get Your Hero On”

The McHenry County Human Race is a unique 5K that supports charities serving McHenry County IL. Each race participant designates which organization will receive the proceeds of their race fee. Organizations that join also have a chance at winning cash prizes for their organization.

Come be a part of NISRA's MARVEL-ous Heroes Team!

When:  Sunday, April 26, 2015 (This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.)

Where:  McHenry County College, 8900 US RT 14, Crystal Lake IL 60012

Time:  8:00am race begins  (see complete race day schedule for full events)

Click here to register

Run, Walk, Show your Support!!!

2014 Safety Review

We recently received news from PDRMA (Park District Risk Management Agency) that our score on our Loss Control Review is 99.57 on a 100 point scale, a rating of "Excellence Level A!" The review is a comprehensive risk management assessment and education tool designed to measure the safety practices of park districts and special recreation agencies. Thank you to all of our staff & volunteers for their part in making our programs safe & fun!

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Annual Report

Our Annual Report, featuring NISRA & the NISRA Foundation was mailed in December. If you didn't receive a copy, you can view it here or contact the office to have a copy mailed to you.


Health Recognition

NISRA Staff have been recognized by the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) for far exceeding the 70% benchmark of participation in the 2014 Health Risk Assessment program. NISRA had 89% participation and ranked #22 out of 86 agencies!

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Kando Bakery granola bars & LIFE 

Have you tried the Kando Bakery's gourmet granola bars or gluten-free bars yet? NISRA's LIFE program participants help package these delicious bars, which are available at a few local outlets and through their web site, Several months ago Channel 2 newsman Harry Porterfield visited NISRA’s LIFE program to learn about the partnership between Kando Bakery and LIFE. The station aired the feature during an evening broadcast at 5 pm! Click here for a link to the feature. For more information about Kando Bakery, Read more...


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Registration & Brochures

Online registration for Summer programs is now available.

Click on the button below to begin!

Current Brochures

Click here for the Summer 2015 brochure. Registration deadline is May 22.


Click here for the Summer Day Camps brochure.



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