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Park Ridge Park District’s Prospect Park Awarded Outstanding Facility & Park Award

Park Ridge Park District’s Prospect Park Awarded Outstanding Facility & Park Award

The Illinois Park & Recreation Association announced the Park Ridge Park District’s Prospect Park is the winner of the Outstanding Facility & Park Award. The purpose of the Outstanding Facility & Park Award is to recognize public agencies for their exceptional and unique achievements in design and development.

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Park Ridge Park District Receives GFOA Finance Award

Park Ridge Park District Receives GFOA Finance Award

The Park Ridge Park District has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the Park District and its management. This is the 35th consecutive year the Park District has received the award.

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Year in Review

Year in Review

In 2016, the Park District has implemented so many wonderful programs and improved facilities. Read a Year in Review from Executive Director Gayle Mountcastle, as well as a 2016 financial recap and how your taxes make a difference in the community.

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#UnplugParkRidge

#UnplugParkRidge

To celebrate summer, the Park District has launched a 12-week campaign - Unplug Park Ridge, which is part of a larger Unplug Illinois campaign. Throughout the summer, we will share how our staff and Board unplugs with the Park Ridge Park District, profiles of places you can unplug with the Park District, and benefits of parks and recreation. We also want to see how you unplug with the Park Ridge Park District! Share a photo or video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag#UnplugParkRidge. Each week, we will randomly select someone to receive a great prize from the Park District. So, get out there and show us "What's Your Outlet?".

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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!

The Park District is looking for enthusiastic, engaged residents to serve on two Citizen Advisory Councils. If you want to make a difference in your community, apply to serve as a member of the S.T.A.R. (Seniors Together At Recreation) Advisory Council or the Finance Advisory Council. If you would like to be considered a candidate to serve on one of these groups, please notify Maryanne Lucarz by email or phone at 847-692-3482.

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Jaycee Park Playground Now Open

Jaycee Park Playground Now Open

The new playground at Jaycee Park was officially opened on Saturday. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us! Get out and enjoy this great spring weather and stop by to play! The park is located at 1515 S Washington St.

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New Registration System Launchs April 4

New Registration System Launchs April 4

The new registration system is now live! This launch is part of a continued effort to streamline processes and improve efficiency. We thank you for your patience and we navigate this process together. The new system will offer more flexibility and provide a better membership and program registration experience for our participants.

If you have bookmarked the registration page in the past, you will need to update it to the new site.

As part of this process, we are asking all households to update their record as well as show proof of residency to continue to receive resident rates. 

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Outdoor ice skating reminder: Follow the flag

Outdoor ice skating reminder: Follow the flag

Please follow the flag system we have in place. Only skate when the green flag is present.

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In the Press

Park Ridge families ring in 2018
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, January 2, 2018

Prospect Park awarded for design and development
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, December 22, 2017

Uketones Strum in the Holidays During Park Ridge Performance
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2017

Norma Simmons Retires; Taught Art for 31 Years
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, December 13, 2017

Neighbors Urge Council, Park Board to Save Trees
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, December 13, 2017

More Skating Ice, Indoor Gym Lead Choices for Oakton Park
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, December 6, 2017

Kids share breakfast, wish lists with Santa in Park Ridge; park district to host more holiday
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, December 5, 2017

Pools, more ice among citizen suggestions for Park Ridge's Oakton Park
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, December 4, 2017

Tell Planners What Oakton Park Needs
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, November 29, 2017

Residents threaten legal action in Park Ridge community garden debate
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, November 27, 2017

What's happening in Park Ridge: Park district hosts public input meeting on Oakton Park plans
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, November 25, 2017

'Smash and Bash': Pumpkins tumble to bottom of Park Ridge sled hill during post-Halloween event
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, November 7, 2017

Community garden debate: Amid continued neighbor objections, Park Ridge Park Board postpones vote
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, November 6, 2017

Revised community garden plan heads back to Park Ridge Park Board
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2017

Study Will Expand Choices for Park's Future
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, October 19, 2017

Neighbors Want North Park to Stay a Passive Park
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, October 11, 2017

Neighbors raise objections to North Park community garden plan
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, September 26, 2017

Plans for community garden growing in Park Ridge; meeting scheduled
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, September 11, 2017

Park Ridge Park Board Considers Ways to Show Prevailing Wage Gap
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, August 31, 2017

Centennial Fitness Center Celebrates 25 Years in Park Ridge
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, August 29, 2017

Park Ridge Proposal Would Add Community Gardens at North Park
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, August 23, 2017

Park Ridge Lifeguard Earns Top ‘Gold’ Rating
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, August 2, 2017

Park Ridge youth soccer group hopes to light up playing field
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, July 28, 2017

Park Ridge Park District starts planning for Oakton Ice Arena
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, July 28, 2017

Soccer Leaders Hope for Night Lights at Niles Middle School

Park Ridge Journal & Topics, July 27, 2017

Planning, Surveys Focus on Oakton Park, Ice Arena, Activities
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, July 26, 2017

Park Ridge Park Board approves renovation of Hinkley Park restrooms
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, July 24, 2017

Park Ridge Park District board ends free classes, memberships for elected commissioners
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, June 27, 2017