View all upcoming events
Improvements are coming to Woodland Park!
The renovation project is made possible by the award of a Museum Grant through the State of Illinois. This grant was awarded in 2014 then put on hold, and funds were just released in late 2018. The project includes: renovation of the pathway, replacement of the existing picnic shelter with a larger structure that includes an outdoor fireplace, four interactive educational panels on the exterior of the existing Nature Center building, as well as a series of educational interpretive signs throughout the prairie and pond area.
Capital improvements to Hinkley Park for 2021 include the addition of a Community Garden in the grassy area atop of the reservoir. The Community Gardens are anticipated to open May 2021.
Capital improvements to Maine Park for 2020 include the addition of a pollinator garden near the front entrance of the building as well as the construction of the Outdoor Nature Classroom.
In light of the current situation, the Park District has decided to pause the Oakton Project. With so much economic uncertainty, the Park District Board and staff determined now is not the right time to bring a project of this scope to our community. We remain hopeful that we will all quickly recover from the impact of the COVID-19 situation, and that we may be able to pursue this project again in the future. Click to learn more about the process the Park District went through to master plan Oakton Park.
Stay in touch to receive monthly event reminders plus important emergency information delivered to your inbox.
Sign up today!
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) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. This is the 38th consecutive year the Park District has received the award! 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. The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.
Candidate Packets are now available for persons who wish to run for office of Park Board Commissioner in the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election. The attached Packet is provided as a courtesy; candidates are not required or obligated to use the information provided, and should seek the advice and direction of their own personal attorney. The Park Ridge Park District is unable to provide any legal advice.
Please visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website to obtain a 2021 Candidate’s Guide at: https://www.elections.il.gov/
The Park Ridge Park District wanted to let you know about the steps that are being taken by the District to control the spread of the COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus.) All of the facilities continue to be on an aggressive program of disinfection which includes an upgraded schedule of disinfecting doorknobs, handrails and grab rails and the placement of additional antiseptic wipes and/or hand sanitizers at all facilities. The District has been working with the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) to determine best practices for controlling the spread of infectious disease.
The Park Ridge Park District is committed to ensuring the public is safe in all that we do. Recently, we have become aware that questions have come up about some of the lawn care products we are using.
It is our responsibility to be transparent and provide education about the District’s business. President Harrington stated, “to devote the appropriate amount of time to the issue, as current Board President, it is my intention to call a Special Board Meeting on November 14th to discuss our current District lawn care practices. A special meeting will give this subject matter the time and transparency it deserves.” We welcome anyone who would like to learn more about this topic to join us on November 14 at 7:00pm.
View all news