The Rolling Meadows Park District was formed in 1958 and celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2018. The District is recognized through the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association as Distinguished Park and Recreation Accredited. The District has also achieved an Excellent Level A status, through the loss control review program, of the Park District Risk Management Association since 2008. The District has earned the Distinguished Budget recognition through the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association since 2014.
Rolling Meadows Park District has also been a finalist four times for the National Gold Medal award for excellence in parks and recreation management.