The mission of the Carol Stream Park District is to enrich our community by fulfilling our residents needs for healthy, accessible, quality recreation activities, parks and facilities, and to be responsible stewards of our community resources. We operate with a lean budget that we administer creatively in all our programs to stretch the dollar but still offer hundreds of fun and unique opportunities year round for the community that enjoys parks and recreation.

The Carol Stream Park District is a tax-exempt 5 ILCS 140/4(a) organization.

Operating Budget

Total approximate Overall Budget for 2017: $17,500,000
Total approximate Operating Budget for 2017: $8,600,000

Budgets Financial Audits Tax Implication Compensation Disclosure
2016 2016


Awards in Financial Reporting

15 Consecutive Years!
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program
From the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.

Reports submitted to the CAFR program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and the GFOA Special Review Committee (SRC), which comprises individuals with expertise in public sector financial reporting and includes financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics, and other finance professionals.

The Carol Stream Park District has achieved this award for 15 consecutive years!

Intergovernmental Agreements

Established and sound working relationships with Carol Stream community partners, such as the Village, Public Library, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and school districts enable the park district to combine resources that save taxpayer dollars on many park district and local projects. These partnerships are key to our success. We have many intergovernmental agreements with many community partners.

Meet our Community Partners

Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information requests can be made via mail, e-mail, fax or in person at the park district offices during normal business hours.

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In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, you will receive a response to your request within five business days. Responses can be in the form of a phone call, mailed letter, or email.

If your request is denied, you may follow the appeals process outlined in the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

You may choose to inspect or receive copies of the information requested. There is a fee of 15 cents per page for copies. There is no fee for the first 50 pages. There is no charge to view the information.


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