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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 2024 budget.


Public Budget Forum 

September 20, 2023 at 6 pm, registration starts at 5 pm
Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave.
Registration to speak may be done in-person at Fosco Park beginning at 5 pm until the Forum begins at 6 pm.

Spanish Interpretation
If you’d like to participate in the public speakers portion of the meeting and require Spanish interpretation to offer your comments, please speak to Board Secretary Sarah Gelder to sign up at the registration table. 
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Sign Language Interpreter
To request a sign language interpreter or other accessibility accommodation(s), e-mail or call (312) 742-4298 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

Appropriation Ordinance Filed

October 31, 2023

Budget Documents Released Online

November 3, 2023

Public Hearing on Budget

November 15, 2023 

Board Votes on Budget & Adopted Budget Posted Online

December 13, 2023