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Municipal Directory

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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 one of the following:

Jeff Harvey – FOIA Officer

Deerfield Park District
836 Jewett Park Drive
Deerfield IL  60015

Fax: 847-945-0699

sharon sheehan – FOIA Officer

Deerfield Park District
836 Jewett Park Drive
Deerfield IL  60015

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. Copies of records will be charged as follows: no charge for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies; no more that 15 cents per page for black and white, legal or letter-sized copies; actual costs can be charged for color copies; no more than $1.00 for the certification of records.

About the Park District

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. 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 the fiscal year 2024, the total budget for the Deerfield Park District includes revenues of $19,846,040 and expenses of $21,671,558. The district has 48 full-time employees, plus over 500 part-time & seasonal employees.


Board of Park Commissioners

Michael Brown
Jan Caron
Joe Cohen
Rick Patinkin
Debbie Serota

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)

Illinois Open Meetings Act

In compliance with Public Act 97-609 (5 ILCS 120/7.3), total compensation disclosure information is available for public inspection here.

Compliance with Public Act 101-504 (40 ILCS 5/7-135.5)

The Park District provides retirement and/or disability benefits, through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), for employees who meet eligibility requirements. In compliance with 40 ILCS 5/7-135.5, information on the District’s participation, contribution and rates is available here.


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