Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires that all public bodies make their records available to the public, subject to certain exemptions. For an overview of the Park Ridge Park District and procedures for inspecting and copying records, or to make an FOIA request, review the accordion below.

Financial Information

A number of our financial documents are readily available on our website.

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Request Information

Requests for information and Public Records under the Freedom of Information Act must be made in writing. A written request does not have to be made on a standard form. However, for your convenience, a form is available. You may submit your written request in person at the address listed below – or via mail or email.

Mary Beth Golden - FOIA OFFICER
Executive Administrative Assistant
Park Ridge Park District
733 N. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068


Download a Fillable Request Form

Download a Printable Request Form

Please be as specific as possible in your description of the information being requested so that the appropriate information can be provided efficiently and cost effectively. The request must specify whether:

  • The intended use of the information is for commercial purposes
  • You would like to inspect the records or request that copies be provided; and/or
  • Any copies need to be certified


  • No fees shall be charged for the first 50 pages of black-and-white copies at letter or legal size. (After the initial 50 pages, $0.15 will be charged for each additional page for black-and-white copies.)
  • $0.50 per color copy (letter or legal size)
  • Photographs, plats, maps, specification and other document greater than 8.5" x 14" will be reproduced at the market price.
  • All fees for copying documents are payable at the time copies are made.

General Information

Board of Commissioners - Learn about our current list Commissioners.

Executive Director - John Shea, Jr.

Organization - The district has four functional subdivisions:

  1. Administration
  2. Business and Finance
  3. Buildings & Grounds
  4. Recreation

View our current Organizational Chart


Click on the links for facility information:

Committee Information - Illinois Public Act 102-1088

In 2022, the State of Illinois enacted Public Act 102-1088 – Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act. This law requires units of local government that levy any tax, including park districts, forest preserve districts, and conservation districts, to form a committee to study local efficiencies. The Park Ridge Park District passed a resolution to form a Committee on Local Government Efficiency at the May 18, 2023 Park Board Meeting. This Committee will meet at Prospect Park, Wohlers Hall Board Room at 733 N. Prospect Ave. at 6:30pm on the following dates:

January 18, 2024: Agenda | Minutes

December 7, 2023: Agenda | Minutes

October 19, 2023: Agenda | Minutes

August 17, 2023: Agenda | Minutes

Committee meetings are open to the public. The meeting agendas will be available 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Final Report