Park Ridge Park District

Summer Concert at Hodges Park

Event date: 6/21/2019 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Export event

Summer Concert at Hodges Park

The Park Ridge Fine Arts Symphony kicks off the Summer 2019 season with musical masterworks from the Heart of Europe: Mozart’s sparkling Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Dvořák’s charming Czech Suite, and Beethoven’s ever-popular and delightfully exuberant Symphony No. 7 in A Major.

Ages All Ages
Location Hodges Park
R/NR Free
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New Playground Opens at Northeast Park

On Saturday, June 15, the Park District Board of Commissioners along with staff and community members celebrated the grand opening of the new playground at Northeast Park. The project includes a playground for 2-5 year olds, an Alpha Tower playground for 5-12 year olds, a spinner, swings, infant swings, shaded seating area, pathways, and a rain garden for storm water detention. 

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John Tunnell Appointed to Park Board

John Tunnell was sworn in and took the Oath of Office at the February 20 Board meeting. Commissioner Tunnell was appointed to a two-year term to fill the vacant seat of Commissioner Janak. His term will run 2019-2021. We welcome Commissioner Tunnell to the Board.

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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 36th consecutive year the Park District has received the award.

The award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to Sandra DeAngelus, Superintendent of Finance at the Park Ridge Park District, as being primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR.) However, DeAngelus stated, “Everyone on the Finance team contributes to achieving this award. This honor is shared with my staff and the District as a whole.” 

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 19,000 government officials and finance professionals with headquarters in Chicago, IL.

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Candidate Packets for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election Now Available

Candidate Packets are now available for persons who wish to run for office of Park Board Commissioner in the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election. The Candidate Packet is available for pick-up at Prospect Park – Wohler’s Hall, Maryanne Lucarz, 733 N. Prospect Avenue during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Packets are 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. Click here for the Candidate Filing Office Hours.

Please visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website to obtain a 2019 Candidate’s Guide.

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