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Roselle,IL March 26


On March 26, after weeks of negotiations with Governor Rauner, the General Assembly approved legislation to close the $1.6 billion budget gap for the remainder of the State’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. HB 318 (Madigan, M. / Steans, H.) includes approximately $1.4 billion in sweeps from 108 special funds.

However, Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) was one of the only special funds that was NOT included in the $1.4 billion of fund sweeps!   On behalf of the Board of Park Commissioners we would like to thank our citizen advocates, Senator Cullerton, Representative Mussman, Senator Kotowski, Representative Christine Winger and the Illinois Association of Park Districts.

Funding for the Park and Recreational Facility Construction grant program (PARC) and the Museum Capital Grant program was also protected from fund sweeps. We applaud the Legislative Leaders and the members of the House and Senate as well as Governor Rauner for recognizing that PARC and OSLAD are an essential investment of dedicated funds that provides a substantial return to our community and state.

This monumental achievement was the direct result of our collective advocacy efforts during the past several weeks. It is clear that our advocacy efforts were critical in explaining that PARC and OSLAD are different from other special funds because the fund balance is not a “surplus” but is obligated to existing projects that are in progress and for the FY15 projects

Preserving these dedicated funds from sweeps was a remarkable victory and an important first hurdle in our efforts to have the suspension lifted on OSLAD, PARC and Museum Capital Grant projects. We look forward to continuing to work with Governor Rauner and his administration to facilitate their review of our grant so that the suspension can be lifted. 

Thank you again for your support of IAPD’s advocacy efforts. Congratulations on making your voices heard.


Roselle, IL March 19
Roselle PARC Grant-#14-760
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Please contact the Governor’s Office and our local legislators to urge them to help save Roselle’s PARC Grant, and support OSLAD funding for parks.

Roselle PARC Grant and OSLAD grants are investments in our community, help create jobs and help grow Illinois’ economy.

Call Governor Rauner at 217-782-0244

and write to him
The Honorable Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois
207 State House
Springfield, Il 62706

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Roselle, IL March 4, 2015

Roselle Park District Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting
(Roselle, IL) – The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Roselle Park District for a second year in a row by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

“We are proud to be recognized by the GFOA. Credit for this award is shared with Lynn McAteer, Business Service Manager, and Nicolette Ferraresi, Accounting Manager,  as they fully understand the seriousness of good internal controls and sound fiscal management,” says Rob Ward, Executive Director of the Roselle Park District.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.



Welcome to the Roselle Park District

Welcome to the Roselle Park District website. We invite you to explore the wide variety of recreation opportunities on our website. Take a look at the current program brochure, find a park in your neighborhood or learn about the Roselle Park District facilities. There is something for everyone! We encourage you to visit the site often to learn about upcoming activities and events.

Roselle Park District has (2) four year term and (1) two year term vacancies on the Park Board. First day for filing of Petitions of Nomination and Statement of Candidacy is Monday, December 15, 2014. Last day Tuesday, for filing of objections to nomination papers with the Park District Authorized Agent is Tuesday, December 30, 2014. The Park District Authorized Agent office will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.. The Park District.
Public Notice: Park Commissioner Nominating Petition Info CLICK HERE

View our Seasonal Program Guide

The Roselle Park District publishes a seasonal program guide three times a year. The program guide has information on all Park District programs and activities offered to the community.
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