Mon, July 15 at 8am – 

Due to the excessive rain:

  • Sunset Woods Park and Sunset Valley Golf Club are closed.
  • Portions of the paths at The Preserve of Highland Park and Larry Fink Park are flooded.

To deliver quality programs, parks, facilities and services for today and for the future, the  Park District of Highland Park has set a precedent of fiscal responsibility.  This is evidenced in part by the Aaa bond rating given again last year by Moody’s Investor Service.  In addition, since 1990, the District has consistently been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report.

While the District continues to develop alternative non-tax revenue sources, such as grants, donations and sponsorships, it still relies on taxpayer support: property taxes comprise about 52% of District revenue.  Through careful planning and program development, along with fiscal responsibility, the Park District will continue to provide quality parks and facilities, while it addresses the future needs of the community.

Budget questions can be directed to Brian Romes, the Executive Director, Park District of Highland Park  at [email protected] or 847.579.3119

For more information about the Park District budget, financial reports and other financial documents, please click the links below. (Some are very large files, so they make take a few moments to open).



PA-097-0609 Compliance

The Park District of Highland Park values its employees and the contribution they make to the community and understands the importance of retaining quality employees in meeting the recreational needs of the community.

As required by PA-097-0609 a list of employees expected to receive a total compensation greater than $150,000 is available six days prior to approval of the annual budget. Within 6 business days after approving the annual budget, the Park District is required to make available a list of all employees that are expected to receive a total compensation of greater than $75,000. Compensation includes salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted.

The compensation information detailed above can be found at the Park District of Highland Park Administrative Offices located at 636 Ridge Road Highland Park, IL 60035 or by emailing the Director of Human Resources and Workplace Development, Laurel Hall, at [email protected] or the Deputy Director, Mitch Carr, at [email protected] to request an electronic copy.

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

In 2019, the Illinois General Assembly passed Public Act 101-0504. The law requires IMRF to post certain employer cost and participation information on its website. IMRF will update these reports annually.