If you’re a Park Ridge Park District resident, 4% of your local real estate tax bill is allocated to making it possible for us to provide outdoor parks, facilities, programs, events, conservation programs, and other offerings that enhance quality of life in the community.
In all, tax dollars comprise about half of the annual Park District budget, with fees from activities, as well as sponsorships and other donations, making up the other half.
These are just some of the ways we all benefit from investing in parks and recreation:
Access to parks and recreation facilities leads to healthy lifestyles for people of all ages. Recreation can build self-esteem, reduce stress and improve overall wellness.
Parks give communities a vital identity. Well-maintained, accessible parks and recreation facilities are key elements of strong, safe, family-friendly communities.
Parks enhance property values, contribute to healthy and productive workforces and help attract and retain businesses.
Parks play a key role in preserving water and air quality, reducing congestion and protecting wildlife. People learn about the environment firsthand in parks and take those lessons home with them.
Thank you for supporting your Park District!