Each year the Chicago Park District requests information from each Park Advisory Council. Information collected includes officer updates, membership details, summary of 2016 activities, and contributions made to thier park. Councils formed after December 1, 2016 are not required to fill out the Annual Report.
Submitting the Annual Report is one of the compliance items required by the Chicago Park District to remain in good standing. Councils that are in good standing are eligile for the Chicago Parks Foundation grant, waiver of special event fees, and use of room space for PAC meetings and events.
Reports submitted by February 15, 2017 will recieve one extra ticket to win a Movie in the Park at the 2017 Park Advisory Council Conference.
Complete the 2016 Annual Report Now
Register for the Conference Now
Revised Advisory Council Forms!
All existing and newly formed advisory councils and those interested in becoming an advisory council, must review and complete the forms below. Fax the completed Application, Registration Form, Partnership Pledge and By-Laws to the Chicago Park District Community Relations Division at (312) 742-2797.
What makes a PAC compliant?
• Submitting Annual Report
• Holding Yearly Elections
• Submitting bylaws to the Chicago Park District
• Maintaining PAC binder in parks, which includes: membership applications, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, financial reports
Registered Chicago Park District PACs, enjoy the use of rooms, space for their monthly meeting, application fee waivers, expedited event permit processing, partnership benefits of no or reduced fees and liability insurance. If a PAC is not compliant they will not be privy to these benefits. PACs will be treated like every other community group and organization until they become compliant.
Advisory Councils List
View a list of parks with advisory councils, and get meeting dates and contact information.
View a list of Advisory Council Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have any further questions about Chicago Park District advisory councils, please call the Department of Legislative and Community Affairs at (312) 742-2797.