All children grow, learn, and benefit from the arts, recreation and play! The Decatur Park District recognizes that financial assistance may be required for some individuals to participate in Park District programs. To provide equal access regardless of ability to pay, a Youth Scholarship program has been established for qualified Decatur residents. Eligibility is based upon family size and income level. Awards are made without regard to race, religion, age, disability, or national origin. For details, please call Barb Kessinger at 422-5911.

Download the Youth Scholarship Form.

The Decatur Park District has achieved great success in all areas of the arts and is the only Park & Recreation agency in the nation to have twice received the NRPA Dottie Mullen Award for the Arts & Humanities


Kroger Community Rewards Program

Youth in Decatur Park District programs can benefit from your participation in Kroger Rewards! With just a few simple steps, you can grocery shop and support the Park District’s Youth Scholarship Program at the same time! Last year we provided $7,610 in scholarships. Please help us increase our impact by supporting this important program that gives area youth access to arts, sports, special recreation, zoo camps, DISC preschool classes, and more! Each time you shop at Kroger and scan your rewards card, 3% of your purchase will go to the Decatur Park District’s youth scholarship program (some exceptions apply). Download the Kroger Community Rewards flyer for more information and registration directions. Thank you for your support!

Registering is simple, and the Kroger Rewards Program will NOT take away from your fuel points. Follow the directions below to register for the Kroger Rewards Program.
1. Go to
2. Set up an account or sign in to your existing account
3. Click on Community
4. Click on Community Rewards
5. View Your Rewards Details
6. Scroll to the bottom to find Community Rewards
7. Edit
8. Type in Decatur Park District