Fox Valley Park District

Transparency Portal


The Fox Valley Park District promotes transparency in all of its operations. This portal serves as a centralized source for quick access to financial information and budgets, public meetings and agendas, tax information, strategic plans, staff contact information and more.

We make this information readily available to instill confidence in our residents that their tax dollars are being utilized in the most efficient ways possible.

Our Mission:

To enrich our community with fun, diverse and safe park and recreation experiences through environmentally and fiscally responsible actions.

Agency Profile

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of
more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s
highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation

Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and
48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our
communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles
through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox
Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins!

2015-16 Agency Profile

Aquatics Board

The Fox Valley Park District and the City of Aurora are co-owners of Splash Country Water Park and Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center through an intergovernmental agreement established in 1989. The five-member Aquatic Administrative Board oversees the policies, annual initiatives and budget.

Annual Aquatics Audit

Bid Results

The Fox Valley Park District bid registration system is powered by Vendor Registry. All vendors must register first in order to view and download documents. To do so, please visit this page.

Board of Commissioners

The Fox Valley Park District is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, which is elected by District residents and approves all policy and financial decisions, and also appoints the Executive Director, along with the Park District attorney and auditors. The Board holds its public meeting on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, unless otherwise noted. More…

Budgets and Financial Reports

Financial Facts
Assessed Value (2012): $3,777,678,353
Annual Budget (2013-14): $47,859,081

Community Needs Assessment

In the fall of 2013, the Fox Valley Park District conducted a community-wide survey to gather usage and satisfaction statistics for current parks and facilities and to determine priorities for the District. The survey was mailed to a random sample of 6,000 households within the District. More…

Executive Summary

Community Needs Assessment Results At-A-Glance

Executive Team and Staff Contact Info

The Fox Valley Park District employs 105 full-time staff and 818 part-time and seasonal employees. Contact information for directors, superintendents, managers and supervisors is listed here.

Fox Valley Park Foundation

The Fox Valley Park Foundation’s mission is to promote conservation, health & wellness and social equity for the communities we serve.

The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization established in 1981 as a not-for-profit corporation to help benefit Fox Valley Park District residents. The Foundation Board is comprised of Park District Commissioners and members from the community at large. More…

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Fox Valley Park District makes every effort to comply with the State of Illinois Public Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which states that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees.

FOIA requests may be submitted to the Cole Administration office (101 W. Illinois Ave.) in person or either by mail, fax or email. FOIA forms may be downloaded here or obtained by calling 630-897-0516. More…

Org Chart – Administration

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Strategic and Master Plans

Read the Fox Valley Park District’s Master Plan that provides a comprehensive outlook and planning guide that relates to the most recent District-wide initiatives.

The Fox Valley Park District Strategic Plan 2015-2018 provides direction and a planned pursuit of the mission, vision, key strategies, goals and actions of the District from May 1, 2015, through 2018. More…

Tax Information

On average, residents pay about 5 cents on their tax dollar to the Fox Valley Park District. For the owner of a $150,000 home, that equates to approximately $245 per year paid toward the Park District – about $20 per month. Click here for more detailed information.

Total Compensation Package Information

The goal of Fox Valley Park District’s compensation program is to assure that the Park District is maintaining a compensation and benefit program that attracts and retains capable and career-oriented employees while continuing to pay competitive wages and benefits for like work in the marketplace. Read more here…

Programs At-A-Glance
  • Outdoor Facilities
  • Ages 0-2
  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-8
  • Ages 9-12
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Active Adults
  • Leagues
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