Learn More and VOTE on the Referendum November 8th!

With the Community's Input, We Determined that
a Referendum Will Address These 3 Projects:

#1 Improve Springield Park Ballfields
#2 Renovate the Johnston Recreation Center
#3 Update the Oasis Water Park
Why are we doing this? Why are we asking for a referendum? Bloomingdale Park District has the second lowest tax rate in the area, which gives us a small budget to make repairs and improvements to the amenities you love. You told us these three projects mean the most to you. Funds from this referendum would cover the cost of repairs and upgrades, protecting the amenities that are your highest priorities.

Awards

National Gold Medal Award (2006) winner for Park and Recreation Management recognizing:

  • Excellence in long-range planning 
  • Fiscal resource management
  • Citizen support systems
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Preservation
  • Technological integration
  • Program planning and assessment
  • Professional development
  • Agency recognition
  • Services for special populations
  • Illinois Distinguished Agency

Additional Awards

  • 1999 IPRA Outstanding Facility & Parks Award Division III – BPD Museum
  • 1999 IAPD/IPRA Distinguished Park & Recreation Agency
  • 2000 IPRA Outstanding Program/Special Event Award - Doggie Dip
  • 2001 IAPD/IPRA Conference - Agency Showcase Competition - Best of Show - Special Logo Award (Kids' Place logo)
  • 2004 IPRA Professional Recognition Award - Executive Director Steve Scholten
  • 2006 NRPA National Gold Medal Award - Excellence in Park & recreation management
  • 2007 IAPD/IPRA Conference - Agency Showcase Competition - Third Place - Most Improved Marketing Piece Division B
  • 2008 IAPD/IPRA Conference - Agency Showcase Competition - First Place - Single Catalog Cover Division A (2007-08 Winter/Spring Brochure)
  • 2009 IAPD "Best Friend of Illinois Parks" – Bloomingdale Bank & Trust
  • 2009 NRPA Great Lakes Regional Council Outstanding Professional - Executive Director Carrie Fullerton
  • 2012 IAPD "Best Friend of Illinois Parks - Small Business" First Runner-Up – Ducat Chiropractic & Sports Medicine
  • 2013 IAPD "Best Friend of Illinois Parks - Large Business" - Adventist GlenOaks Hospital
  • 2013 IPRA Outstanding Facility & Parks Award - Sunnyside Park
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 - Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
  • 2014 IAPD "Best Friend of Illinois Parks - Large Business" - Stratford Square Mall
  • 2015 IAPD "Best Friend of Illinois Parks - Small Business" - Bloomingdale Bank & Trust
  • 2016 IPRA Park District Youth License Plate – Best Promotional Practices Award