Park-Watch-Logo-for-WebWe Care About Your Safety

The Decatur Park District is concerned about your safety. The Decatur Park Police play an integral role in the protection of visitors, park facilities and park properties. We strive to ensure that playground equipment, park grounds, and all facilities remain in excellent condition. Please help us in this effort. Follow safety rules posted at park sites and note age designations for appropriate use of equipment. If you see or hear of vandalism to park property, find broken playground equipment, or discover anything else you consider hazardous, please call the Park District at 422-5911.


Park Watch Program

In response to an ongoing problem with vandalism, the Park District has developed “Park Watch” to help prevent crimes in our parks and on Park District property. This program offers rewards leading to the arrest of individuals responsible for these crimes. As you drive by parks, playgrounds and facilities, please be on the look-out. These areas belong to all in our community and are supported by tax dollars. If you have a tip to help us catch vandals, call Park Watch at 422-5911.

You may leave your contact information or you may remain anonymous. If your information leads to an arrest, you may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Your financial support of this ongoing initiative is most appreciated! Contributions may be made payable to the Decatur Parks Foundation with a memo note: Park Watch Program. Thank you!


Suspicious Activity Report Form

If you witness suspicious activity, please call Park Watch at 422-5911. You may also complete the Suspicious Activity Report Form and email to Park Police Chief Ed Culp at Thank you for keeping your Park District parks and facilities safer.


Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week

The Decatur Park Police along with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and Decatur Police Department will be participating in Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week from April 24 – 28, 2017. During the week, Decatur Park Police will be educating motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists throughout the parks about the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving. Tips will be posted on the Park Watch Facebook page. Call Park Watch at 422-5911 for further information or to set up a distracted driving awareness presentation.