Contact Us

MEPRD
104 United Drive
Collinsville, Illinois 62234
618.346.4905

MEPRD Board of Directors

Representing Madison County, Illinois

Harold Byers - Secretary
Jerry Kane - Treasurer
Gene Peters - President

Representing St. Clair County, Illinois

Barbara Hohlt
Earl McDowell, Sr.
Greg Yank - Vice President

MEPRD Staff

Mike Buehlhorn - Executive Director
Bryan Werner - Planner
Rene' St. Peters - Administrative Assistant and FOIA Officer

Our History and Mission

Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) was formed by voters in November 2000, and is responsible for improving parks and developing trails in Madison County and St. Clair County, Illinois. MEPRD partners with local governments, special districts, and other jurisdictions who are engaged in the construction and management of park, trail and recreation projects. MEPRD is the first of its kind in Illinois, serving over half a million residents.

Mission: Metro East Park and Recreation District shall have as its primary duty the development, operation, and maintenance of a public system of interconnecting trails and parks throughout the counties compromising the district.

MEPRD is comprised of three full-time employees and six board members.

Click here to see MEPRD's FY 2017 (July 1 - June 30) budget.
Click here to see MEPRD's employee compensation listing.

For additional information about MEPRD please visit the frequently asked questions page or review the Metro East Park and Recreation District Act.

MEPRD's LRP

Click here to download MEPRD's Long Range Development Plan.

MEPRD's Logo

Click on the links below to download a vector version of MEPRD's logo. Two files have been provided; a color version and a black/white version. MEPRD prefers the use of the color version, however the black/white version can be used if all other sponsor logos are black/white. Please note: most individuals do not have software capable of opening vector files, e.g. Adobe Illustrator, but the graphic designer/t-shirt designer/printer will have. Please forward the file(s) or this page link to them. A vector version of MEPRD's logo should be used in all instances.

MEPRD Logo - Color (Vector)
MEPRD Logo - Black and White (Vector)