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The Chicago Park District Office of Budget and Management is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the annual operating budget, inviting public input related to the recommended budget, and submitting the budget for adoption by the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners. As part of the budget process, in September the District holds an annual Budget Forum where the public is invited to share budget ideas. In addition, a Public Hearing on the recommended budget is held where the Superintendent presents the recommended budget to the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners. Lastly, the Board of Commissioners votes on adoption of the Annual Budget Appropriation at a monthly Board meeting. Throughout this process, the District welcomes public feedback and ideas online through the Budget Ideas Submission form below. 

Listed below are the relevant dates for the preparation and release of the 2021 budget.

Public Budget Forum (Online Meeting)
September 22, 2020 at 6 pm


Appropriation Ordinance Filed
October 31, 2020      

Budget Documents Released Online
November 6, 2020

Public Hearing on Budget (Online Meeting)
November 18, 2020


Board Votes on Budget (Online Meeting)
December 2, 2020


Adopted Budget Posted Online
December 3, 2020
View the 2021 Budget Appropriations


The three public meetings will take place online using MS Teams.  If you need help accessing an MS teams meeting, view the How to Join an MS Teams Meeting document.  The Public Budget Forum will also be streamed live on this page and the Chicago Park District YouTube page