Jeff Shellhorn, Director


Department Overview

The Office of Budget and Management is responsible for the preparation and oversight of the operating and capital budgets, grant management, and financial analysis of the Chicago Park District for long-term fiscal planning.  Learn more about the Capital Improvement Plan.

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 - 2016 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, 2016. 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.

2020 Budget Process

Listed below are the relevant dates for the preparation and release of the 2020 budget.

Public Budget Hearing at Fosco Park
5:30 pm registration, 6 pm hearing begins   


Appropriation Ordinance Filed   


Budget Documents Released Online


Public Hearing on Budget
541 N. Fairbanks, 8th floor board room


Board Votes on Budget    


Adopted Budget Posted Online     


Share your comments related to the 2020 budget in-person at the hearing, or online through the Budget Ideas Submission form below.


Distribution of Tax Dollars to Taxing Agencies

2020 Property Tax Distribution Chart & Table