2017 WAS A YEAR TO CELEBRATE!

Learn more about our 2017 Major Accomplishments including awards, park and facility improvements, programs and experiences and special events.

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Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
    • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 For its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) Accreditation Award
    • 2011 to 2013; 2014 to 2017 In Recognition of its Loss Control Program Review - Excellence Level A
  • Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Showcase Awards for Marketing, Design & Public Relations
    • 2014 Electronic Communication
    • 2014 Website (1st Place)
    • 2011 Outstanding Submission - Print Communication
  • Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Outstanding Program or Special Event Award - Division II
    • 2014 Ongoing Program for the Movie Magic: Celebrating 86 Years of the Tivoli Theatre Exhibition
  • Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Outstanding Sustainability and Conservation Program Award
    • 2015 Division I Environmental Education - Lyman Woods Apiary Program
  • Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Outstanding Facility and Parks Award
    • 2011 Fishel Park - Veterans Memorial Pavilion
  • American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award
    • 2012 Environment Less Than $5 Million - Barth Pond Shoreline Improvements
  • Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) Award of Excellence
    • 2012 Making Girl Scout History Exhibition
    • 2016 Virtual Tour Digital Project
  • Award of Merit
    • 2011 History Camp on the Road Program
    • 2014 Catalog Homes of Downers Grove Exhibition
    • 2015 Movie Magic: Celebrating 86 Years of the Tivoli Theatre Exhibition
    • 2015 Photographic Re-Housing and Digitalization Project
  • The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas
    • 2018 Best Green Fleet - #43