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John Tunnell Appointed to Park Board

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

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 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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Santee Named Ice Sports Industry’s 2018 Man of the Year

Santee Named Ice Sports Industry’s 2018 Man of the Year

At the annual Ice Sports Industry (ISI) awards luncheon held on Thursday, June 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Oakbrook, David Santee was presented with the prestigious ISI Man of the Year Award. The Man of the Year Award honors someone who has made significant contributions to the ISI and its programs and purposes during the past year. Santee is also the Skating Director at the Park District's Oakton Ice Arena.

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Prospect Park Playground Opens

Prospect Park Playground Opens

The new playground at Prospect Park was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 29. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us! Stop by to play! The park is located next to the Splash Pad at 733 N. Prospect Ave.

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Brickton Art Center and the Park Ridge Park District Announce New Partnership

Brickton Art Center and the Park Ridge Park District Announce New Partnership

Brickton Art Center and the Park Ridge Park District are excited to announce a new partnership between the two organizations to advance arts in the Park Ridge community. Beginning in Fall 2018, the majority of Brickton Art Center classes will be held at the Park Ridge Park District’s Centennial Activity Center, located at 100 S. Western Ave. This move will allow expanded art programming opportunities for both the Park Ridge Park District and the Brickton Art Center.

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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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In the Press

Park Ridge Park Board appoints candidate who filed to run in April election
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, February 8, 2019

Options for Oakton
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, January 23, 2018

Parks Approve Levy in Janak's Honor
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, December 26, 2018

Park Ridge Parks Budget $20 Million for 2019
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, December 26, 2018

Park Ridge Park District Receives GFOA Finance Award
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, December 20, 2018

Park Ridge mourns loss of park district commissioner
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, December 11, 2018

City to reimburse Park Ridge Park District for Hinkley, Hodges park expenses
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, December 6, 2018

Renovated Hinkley Park restrooms damaged by fire; Park Ridge Park District calls it vandalism
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, November 8, 2018

Park Ridge Park District budget proposes fee increases; some board members call for no tax-levy hike
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, November 5, 2018

Park Ridge families get into the Halloween 'spirit' during Ghostbuster's Ball
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, October 29, 2018

'We need to build for the future': Park Ridge Park District to seek state grant to build pickleball courts
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, September 25, 2018

City of Park Ridge, park district consider future of Hodges Park gas lights
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, September 21, 2018

Park Ridge Park District variety show takes audience to 'Broadway'
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, September, 19, 2018