Budget and Management

Juliet Azimi, Director 

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The Office of Budget and Management is responsible for the preparation and oversight of the operating and capital budgets, grant management, administration of performance management initiatives, and financial analysis of the Chicago Park District for long-term fiscal planning.

The Office of Budget and Management analyzes Regional and Departmental budget requests, identifies issues and provides information to help Departmental officials make resource decisions which are incorporated into the Annual Appropriations Ordinance.

2009 - 2013 GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Winner
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the Chicago Park District for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2013. In order to receive this award, a government unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device.

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Process
Key Dates:
Public Budget Forum   9/30/14  
Appropriation Ordinance filed    10/31/14
Budget documents released to public    the week of 11/17/14  
Public hearing on budget   12/3/14
Board of Commissioners votes on budget  12/10/14
Adopted Budget posted online  12/17/14
We encourage patrons to give input and feedback on the Chicago Park District 2015 budget by responding to the online survey.
Online Survey
Visit www.improvechiparks.com and complete the surveys titled:
*  What one service or program in our parks needs more funding?
*  How would you cut back in the event of a funding deficit?
*  How would you spend $100 to improve your park?
Results from the surveys will assist the Chicago Park District in its 2015 budget planning process.
The Chicago Park District relies on its patrons for input to provide quality programming and amenities that cater to each unique Chicago neighborhood. We are asking taxpayers to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to be a voice in the process and help shape their local parks.  Thanks in advance for your time and input.

Documents: 2015 Budget Documents

Name Size Published
PDF Document 2015 Budget Recommendations 6MB 11/19/2014
PDF Document 2015 Budget Summary - Recommendation 4MB 11/19/2014

Documents: 2014 Budget Documents

Name Size Published
PDF Document 2014 Budget Appropriations 3MB 3/11/2014
PDF Document 2014 Budget Summary 7MB 3/11/2014

Documents: 2013 Budget Documents

Name Size Published
PDF Document 2013 Budget Appropriations 3MB 2/6/2014
PDF Document 2013 Budget Summary 1MB 2/6/2014

Documents: 2012 Budget Documents

Name Size Published
PDF Document 2012 Budget Appropriations 3MB 2/6/2014
PDF Document 2012 Budget Summary 3MB 2/6/2014

Documents: 2011 Budget Documents

Name Size Published
PDF Document 2011 Budget Appropriation 4MB 2/6/2014
PDF Document 2011 Budget Summary 4MB 2/6/2014

Distribution of Tax Dollars to Taxing Agencies


Taxes for property valued at 200K
Taxing Agency Allocation of Tax Bill
Board of Education 1,383.68
City of Chicago School Bldg & Improv Fund 58.97
City of Chicago 465.54
Chicago Library Fund 51.73
Chicago Park District 159.83
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District 149.49
City Colleges 76.81
Cook County 214.66
Forest Preserve District 25.35