Contact Us

104 United Drive
Collinsville, Illinois 62234

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 comprising the district.

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

MEPRD Board of Directors

Representing Madison County, Illinois

Jerry Kane
Meg Miller
Gary Niebur - Vice President

Representing St. Clair County, Illinois

Frank Bergman - Secretary / Treasurer
Barbara Hohlt
Greg Yank - President


Bryan Werner - Executive Director
Jen Cochran - Grant Coordinator
Rene' St. Peters - Administrative Assistant and FOIA Officer

Meprd finances

Click here to see MEPRD's FY 2018 (July 1 - June 30) budget.
Click here to see MEPRD's employee compensation listing.
Click here to see MEPRD's 2017 report and financial statements.
Click here to see MEPRD's 2016 report and financial statements.
Click here to see MEPRD's 2015 report and financial statements.

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


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 - Full-Color version (Vector)
MEPRD Logo - One-Color version (Vector)