Downers Grove Park District is a local government providing parks and recreation programs to District residents.

Mission of the Downers Grove Park District:
Enriching our community through natural area preservation and exceptional recreation, parks, and facilities that inspire memorable experiences.

The Operating Budget of the Downers Grove Park District for FY 2018 is $11,102,191. The budget for Capital Projects is $1,833,716 plus $500,000 budgeted for Contingency. The District's Debt Service is budgeted for $1,484,477.

The District employs over 500 full and part-time employees.

The Park Board of Commissioners consists of five members: Robert J. Gelwicks, President; Tom Salaba, Vice President; Catherine C. Mahoney, Treasurer; Frank Livorsi, Secretary and Sandra McDonnell, Commissioner.

Requests for documents, in accordance with the State of Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5ILCS 140), must be submitted in writing and directed to the Freedom of Information Officer at the following address: "Freedom of Information Officer, 2455 Warrenville Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515 - Attn: FOIA Officer (Adine Lenon) - FOIA Request".

Email your requests or contact (630) 960-7253.

The District may require a fee for producing copies of requested documents at a rate of 15 cents, per page copied, (after the first 50 pages regular size and black & white), in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (5ILCS 140/6). (Odd size documents and color copies will be charged accordingly.)


FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, under the Illinois Freedom of Information at (5 ILCS 140/1 et. Seq.) Records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request.

The following are links to many documents available on the District website which you may download at this time (no FOIA request required):

How can I submit a FOIA request?

The Downers Grove Park District has a form that may be completed. Click here to access this form. Requests should state the information being sought under the Freedom of Information Act. Provide a brief description of the public records requested, being as specific as possible. While responses can be provided via email, please provide a mailing address and phone number.

Submit a FOIA request in writing either by mail or email.

Freedom of Information Officer (Adine Lenon)
Downers Grove Park District
2455 Warrenville Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
ATTN: FOIA Request

What happens after I submit a request?

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond in five business days after receipt of a request. A five -day extension is allowed with written notification to the requester.

If the requested records are 50 pages, or less in length, the pages will be copied (regular size and black & white) and the requester will be called regarding when the documents are ready to be picked up. (If the documents are mailed, the postage will need to be reimbursed before the documents would be mailed to requester.) If the records exceed 50 pages, the requester will be informed of the duplication cost before copied.

What are the costs for duplication?

  • No Charge for paper copy from paper or electronic source (50 pages or less) (Regular size / black & white) (Color copies and odd size documents will be charged accordingly.)
  • $.15 per page for paper copy from paper or electronic source (51 pages or more) (Color copies and odd size documents will be charged accordingly.)
  • Copy of audio or video material will be charged the cost of media