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Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Profile

Chartered:
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District was established by a merger of the Homewood Park District and the Flossmoor Park District in January 1969.

Governance:
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s governing board consists of an elected board of five commissioners. Commissioners are elected as volunteers to serve a six-year term.

Officers:
Commissioners elect from among themselves a president and a vice president. A treasurer and secretary of the board are appointed annually. The president, vice president, treasurer and secretary serve one-year terms.

Appointed Officials:
The commissioners appoint a director and an attorney. The director serves as chief executive officer of the park district and carries out the policies of the board.

Board of Park Commissioners:
Dallas Collins, President, Brent Bachus, Vice President, Deborah Dennison, Steve Johnson and Linda Ojode

Boundaries:
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District serves two communities—Homewood and Flossmoor. The district is nearly coterminous to each village’s boundaries and extends into a small portion of Glenwood to the east. H-F Park District’s approximate boundaries are 175th Street on the north, Halsted Street on the east, Vollmer Road on the south and Pulaski Road on the west.

Population:
The population served by H-F Park District numbers approximately 30,000 residents.

Real Estate:
The equalized assessed valuation of real estate for 2017 was $623,006,245.

Tax Rate:
The tax rate for 2017 was .800.

Fiscal Year Budget:
H-F Park District’s operating budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 is $13,530,723. The fiscal year begins on May 1 and concludes on April 30.

Parks & Facilities:
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District owns 31 park sites and controls more than 365 acres of land. Its parks include a skateboard park, 22 outdoor tennis courts, 12 soccer fields and 12 ballfield diamonds. Park District facilities include H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, Coyote Run Golf Course and Wiley’s Grill restaurant, H-F Ice Arena, Marie Irwin Community Center, Goldberg Administration Center, H-F Park District Auditorium, The Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake, Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center and Lions Club Pool.

Staffing:
The Park District has a full-time staff of more than 50 employees. The district also employs more than 600 part-time, seasonal and temporary workers.

Affiliations:
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is affiliated with the National Recreation and Park Association, the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association

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