One of the Park District's Strategic Initiatives is Financial Strength. The District takes a multi-facetted approach to ensure its financial strength which includes aligning resources efficiently, optimizing return on investment, maximizing funding opportunities, and creation and management of sustainable operations plans. The District’s financial strength is evidenced by our Aa2 bond rating given by Moody’s Investors Service and maintained by the District since 2011.
While the District constantly looks to expand our non-tax revenue sources, we still operate with taxpayer support. Property taxes comprise about 53% of District revenues. The District takes our responsibility to taxpayers seriously and manages tax dollars efficiently. The District’s tax levy currently accounts for 4.99% of Oak Park taxpayer’s assessment.
P.A. 97-0609 IMRF Disclosure
The Park District is required by PA-97-0609 to disclose a list of employees expected to receive compensation greater than $150,000 six days prior to approval of its annual budget. Within 6 business days after approving the annual budget, the Park District is required to provide a list of all employees that are expected to receive compensation of greater than $75,000. Compensation includes salary, the cost of all employer provided health insurance programs, employer pension contributions, car allowances, bonuses and any other form of compensation. Any individual wanting a list of the aforementioned employees may request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (708) 725-2015.