About the Princeton Park District

The Princeton Park District maintains over 200 acres of parks, the Bureau County Metro Center, and the outdoor Alexander Swimming Pool.

The Princeton Park District Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director and all support staff are dedicated to providing leisure and recreational services to the communities we serve. It is the goal of the district to provide safe, inviting and family oriented activities to our residents.

The park district also plans a wide range of programs and activities for all ages throughout the year. View our schedule for upcoming events and programs.

Our Staff


Tammy Lange

Executive Director

Nick Davis

Assistant Director

Shannon Blosser-Salisbury

Rental Coordinator


A mixture of full-time and part-time staff work incredible hard day in and day out to maintain over 220 acres of our parks.

Whether they are mowing the over 130 acres of grass needed twice each week or distributing semi loads of mulch for the playgrounds and landscaping, there is always something that needs done. They take care of ball diamonds and soccer fields, they rid the park of garbage after community events, and they ensure Princeton’s green areas look their best.

Our park maintenance crews are the backbone of the Princeton Park District and can be found doing cement work, installing benches, roofing, planting trees, repairing plumbing, cleaning restrooms, fencing, mechanical repairs on equipment, maintaining park trucks and tractors, roofing, planting trees and so much more!

Our parks would not be so beautiful without the hard work and commitment of these individuals.

Nathan Cook

Superintendent of Maintenance

Blake Hildebrand

Park Maintenance

John Larsen

Metro Center Maintenance Staff

Board of Directors

Princeton Park District Board Meetings are held at the Bureau County Metro Center on the third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

Andy Marti – Board President
Dennis Nink – Vice President
Brandon Nyman – Secretary

Abbie Cochran – Commissioner
Chris Blanford – Commissioner
Bob Russell – Park Board Attorney

Commitment to Excellence

At the Princeton Park District/Bureau County Metro Center, we are constantly striving to provide you with quality recreational activities and programs. Registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration fees must be paid at time of registration. PPD/BCMC reserves the right to cancel, postpone, combine classes, or change instructors. Some programs will have age restrictions noted. If participant is a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver.

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with a class or activity, please tell us so we can respond. If you have a concern, please contact the Business Manager. Your complete satisfaction is valued, and we will work with you to resolve your concerns and provide satisfaction.

ADA Compliance

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities who require certain accommodations to allow them to observe and/or participate in Park Board Meetings, programs, or events or have questions about the accessibility of a meeting or facility, please call (815) 872-0840 or Contact Us Here to allow the Princeton Park District to make reasonable accommodations for those persons.