Our community represents a diverse range of cultures. The impact of the individual contributions of these cultures results in a richer community experience for all.
As we focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community, the Oswegoland Park District will be recognizing the following heritage and history months:
Black History Month (February)
Women’s History Month (March)
Diversity Month (April)
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)
LGBTQ+ Pride Month (June)
ADA Anniversary/Disability Pride Month (July)
Lantinx/Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)
Native American Heritage Month (November)
These recognitions are an invitation to learn more about the traditions, people, achievements, history and current experiences of those who have overcome oppression to create opportunities for all. As we move forward, these lenses will be another way we focus and shape programming, events, and staff training to serve with kindness and create a place of belonging for all.
The Oswegoland Park District is YOUR Place to Play!
Look for more information on the recognition of these heritage and history months in our buildings, on our social media, and in website posts like this one.
The purpose of the Oswegoland Park District is, “We create opportunities for a healthy community.” We welcome suggestions or concerns from any Park District patron or staff member at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black History Month
We begin this February by commemorating Black History Month, which focuses on Black Americans and their contributions to society. Black History is American History. Black History Month continues to honor the past, highlighting African Americans’ ongoing successes and struggles and calls for year-round inclusion.
You can take action this month by shopping at a Black-owned business, eating at a Black-owned restaurant, connecting to stories by Black artists by reading books by Black authors, watching documentaries about the Black experience, or listening to podcasts by Black creators.