A Letter from the Director

Dear Residents,

Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Page on the new Village of Riverside Website!  Take some time to explore the new features and user-friendly layout, and learn more about the department.  The Parks & Recreation Department serves over 6,000 patrons each year, and we are committed to providing the highest quality programs and events to the community.

The department is located within the Historic Water Tower and staffed by the Director, a full-time Program Coordinator and full-time Recreation Supervisor, along with part-time employees.  This staff, along with hundreds of seasonal employees and volunteers, help us accomplish our mission of “providing a value for the quality of life through programs, activities and park services for the Riverside community”.

I wanted to thank you for your continued support and participation.  This is an exciting time for the Parks & Recreation Department, and we are proud to be a part of it.  We have responded to the ever-changing needs of Riverside by providing many new programs.  We offer over 200 programs annually for participants of all ages, and they fill quickly so make sure to register early.  We have also added several new Special Events for the entire family to enjoy.

The needs of the community may have changed over the years, but the one constant is the spirit of volunteerism within Riverside.  I am always impressed and extremely grateful for the amount of residents who generously donate their time.  If you have ever coached a team, acted as a race marshal, or assisted at any one of our events and parks…we thank you!


Ron Malchiodi

Director of Parks & Recreation

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    Ron Malchiodi

    Director, Parks and Recreation