Message from the Director

Welcome! We're glad you chose to learn more about Vandalia's Parks and Recreation Department. This website contains a wealth of information about our services and we encourage you to check out one of our many activities and facilities. The Vandalia Parks and Recreation Department's mission is to enhance the lives of our citizens and our community by providing quality and diverse facilities, programs, and services. Vandalia is proud to have something for everyone!

The department offers a variety of leisure services, programs, and special events to residents and visitors of all ages and abilities. Each year, over 200,000 registrants participate in department programs which range from preschool, parent/child, youth, teen, and adult to senior adult programs in a variety of interest areas such as athletics, fitness, wellness, and special events. We invite you to continue browsing through this website to learn more about our recreational offerings.

The department maintains an extensive park and facility system with over 300 acres and 25 parks and facilities including the state of the art Recreation Center, Sports Complex, Cassel Hills Golf Course, Helke Park, Cassel Hills Pool, Senior Center, Vandalia Justice Center, Municipal Building and a host of neighborhood parks.

Continuity is critical to our success. Past and present Park and Recreation Advisory Board members and directors created a legacy that we are very proud of. Our team of dedicated Parks and Recreation professionals take a great deal of pride in the programs and services we provide and our pledge is that the high level of performance will continue and we will strive to get even better. The bottom line is clean, safe, family-oriented parks and recreation facilities and activities that continue to enhance the quality of life in Vandalia.

Steve ClarkSincerely,
Steve Clark
Parks and Recreation Director