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Municipal Directory

In compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, the Deerfield Park District provides the following information to assist citizens who ask for access to records authorized under the Act. 
The request for access to public records must be made in writing. A written request does not have to be made on a standard form. You may submit your written request in person at the address listed below – or via mail, fax, or e-mail. 
Please submit your request to: 
Jeff Nehila – FOIA Officer 
Bob Taylor – FOIA Officer 
Deerfield Park District 
836 Jewett Park Drive 
Deerfield IL  60015 
Phone: 847-945-0650 
Fax: 847-945-0699 
When submitting your written request, please be as specific as possible. The Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to receive and/or inspect copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions. 

The Deerfield Park District was established in 1951 to provide recreation programs and facilities for residents of all ages.  The park system operates on revenues received from the district’s share of real estate property taxes and user fees. 
The district is governed by an elected board of park commissioners who serve four year terms of office without pay. The board meets the third Thursday of each month at the Jewett Park Community Center. Board members set policy for the district, which is administered by an executive director and a staff of recreation professionals. The board receives community input through its citizen advisory committees, composed of appointed community volunteers, and from the general public. 
For Fiscal Year 2017, the total budget for Deerfield Park District includes revenues of 
$12,631,821 and expenses of $11,007,388. The district has 48 full-time employees, plus over 700 part-time & seasonal employees. 




Park District Organizational Chart (PDF format)

Board of Park Commissioners

Gil Antokal
Jan Caron
Joe Cohen
Greg Lapin
Rick Patinkin

Number and Location of Offices (6 locations)

Jewett Park Community Center
836 Jewett Park Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015

Patty Turner Center
375 Elm Street
Deerfield, IL 60015

Deerfield Golf Club
1201 Saunders Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Sachs Recreation Center
455 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Deerspring Pool
200 Deerfield Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
847-945-7610 (in season only)

Mitchell Pool
951 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
847-945-7760 (in season only)



Advisory Boards, Commissions, Committees, Councils

Affiliate Advisory

Billy Goodman
Jim Kirby
John Mann
Terry Platt
Stuart Slutzky

Golf Advisory

Brian Bradford
Jim Finkler
Mickey Franson
Tom Grammins
Rick Gunther
Joel Levin
Kate Maryniuk
Don Olson
Richard Sandgren

Pool Advisory

Kevin Butler
Maureen Garvey
Jay Keltner
Mary Kay Koerner
Gabrielle Ruiter

Recreation Center Advisory

Amy Carletti 
Angela Hallman 
Caroline Pfeffer 
Jen Pontikes 
Dan Shapiro 
Nick Snyder 
Elizabeth Ury 

Senior Council

Barry Davidson 
Steve Jackson 
Rita Kirby 
Karen MacDonald 
John Maxson 
Carol Mellem 
Bernice Mitkey 
Kerry Rohan 
John Sanner 
Marilyn Schwartz 
Donna Stupple 
Hermino Velazquez 


Illinois Open Meetings Act

Information pursuant to Public Act 97-609 (5 ILCS 120/7.3) is available by contacting the Administrative Office of the Deerfield Park District at 847-945-0650 extension 2612 or 2613, or by contacting a FOIA Officer for the District.




Deerfield Park District
836 Jewett Park Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-0650
(847) 945-0699 (fax)
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