Awards

2020 GFOA Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the District for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). This was the twenty-fourth consecutive year that the District has received this prestigious award.

2018 Illinois Park & Recreation Association Outstanding Park & Facility Award

The District was recognized for its use of creative design and ingenuity to bring maximum recreational value to Central Park. The project included connectivity and accessibility improvements to the walking paths, the installation of a universal playground, replaced a portion of the water control system at Ginger Creek, stabilized 1,500 ft. of eroded shoreline, improved parking, improved the accessibility and safety of the existing ball fields, replaced old sports lighting with energy efficient LED lights, and improved the Central Park sled hill.

2017 CAPRA Accreditation

 The Oak Brook Park District has become the 8th park and recreation agency in Illinois to be accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The achievement positions the Oak Brook Park District among an elite group of fewer than 200 accredited agencies nationwide.

2016 USTA Facility Award Winner

The Oak Brook Tennis Center was one of 12 winners in the 35th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. The Oak Brook Tennis Center was honored at the USTA Semi-annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on September 1, 2016.

2015 National Gold Medal Award in Parks and Recreation

The 2015 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), awarded this honor to Oak Brook Park District live during the Opening Session of the NRPA Annual Conference on September 15 in Nevada.

2014 Exceptional Workplace Award

The Oak Brook Park District was among nine Illinois Park District’s to be awarded the 2014 Exceptional Workplace Award from the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s Health and Wellness Committee. The criteria applicants were scored on included staff wellness programs, continuing education, team building, community involvement, environmental policy, risk management, and professionalism. The award was presented on January 23, 2015 at the 2015 IAPD/IPRA (Illinois Association of Park Districts/ Illinois Park & Recreation Association) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.