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Naperville Park District Fiscal Overview

The Naperville Park District places a strong emphasis on managing and maintaining a strong financial condition evidenced in a part by our Aaa bond rating given by Moody’s Investors Service and maintained by the District since 2008. The District’s reserve or “rainy day” funds are healthy and this provides financial stability, cash flow for operations and the assurance that the District will be able to respond to emergencies with fiscal strength.

While the District continues to develop alternative non-tax revenue alternatives, we still rely heavily on taxpayer support; property taxes continue to comprise about 50% of District revenues. We take very seriously our responsibility for the stewardship of all resources including tax dollars.
The following dollar bill graphic illustrates the breakdown of a typical resident’s tax bill and the percentage of funds that go to various community organizations*:

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*Taxes paid to the Park District represent about 5%.
As illustrated in the chart to the left, the District’s tax rate declined during tax years 1999-2002. The rate increased in 2003 with the passing of P.A. 93-601 which addressed the District’s limit on its debt service extension, and 70 ILCS 1205/5-8, which removed the tax extension for the Special Recreation Fund from the aggregate extension.

The District’s tax rate flattened out in 2007, began to increase in 2008 and continues to rise. Because the District is tax-capped, any time the rate of growth in the community is less than the annual change in CPI, it will result in an increase of the overall tax rate. The opposite scenario (growth rate is higher than annual change in CPI) results in a decline in the tax rate, which largely explains why the District’s rate steadily dropped during the periods of rapid growth in the community and has been increasing in recent years as negative growth has occurred.

For more information on how your tax bill is determined please visit the Naperville Assessors website by clicking here.
Program and facility rental fees comprise the majority of remaining district revenues.
- Fees for programs can be found in our quarterly program guides by clicking here.
- Fees for facility rentals can be found by clicking here.

The Naperville Park District charges sales tax on purchases according to the City of Naperville's sales tax rate which can be found here


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