Tinley Park District Information Directory
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a pro-disclosure law intended for all citizens to have the right to access public documents of their government.
Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), all requests must be in writing and directed to the Tinley Park-Park District one of the following ways:
Drop-off or Mail:
Tinley Park-Park District FOIA Request
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Attn: FOIA Officer
The statutory period for complying with or denying a FOIA request shall not begin until the request is received by the FOIA Officer. Pursuant to Section 6 of the FOIA, for black and white copies, the first 50 pages are free, and any additional pages will cost 15 cents per page. For color copies or abnormal-size copies, the charge will be the actual charge for contracting with a vendor to perform the photocopying services.
The Tinley Park-Park District is a unit of local government Incorporated and organized under the laws of the State of Illinois, and which has the purpose of providing leisure services and leisure facilities for the residents within the Tinley Park-Park District boundaries.
The Tinley Park-Park District is located in the Village of Tinley Park, a southwest suburb of Chicago, just 30 minutes southwest of downtown Chicago. The Park District maintains 43 parks, 33 ball fields and several amenities.
The operating budget of the Tinley Park-Park District for 2023-24 is $13,304,750. The budget for Capital Projects is $3,768,965, and for Debt Services is $1,125,000.
The Park District also operates Tinley Fitness, Landmark Museum and Church, McCarthy Recreation Building, Tinley Park Performing Arts Center, Tinley Junction Miniature Golf and Batting Cages, Vogt Visual Arts Center, The Extreme Skate Park, and White Water Canyon Water Park.
The Tinley Park-Park District employs 34 full-time employees and 123 part-time employees, and approximately 202 seasonal employees.
The Park District is governed by a Board of Commissioners:
Marie Ryan, President
Bernie O’Boyle, Vice-President
Don Cuba, Treasurer
Ashley Rubino, Secretary
Lisa O’Donovan, Commissioner
Operational organization and key employees of the Tinley Park-Park District are as follows:
Shawn Roby, Executive Director
Meghan Fenlon, Superintendent of Recreation
Thomas Leeson, Business Manager
Ryan Veldman, Superintendent of Parks
Sean Caddigan, Facilities Manager
Margaret Brown, FOIA Officer/OMA Designee
Tinley Park-Park District Functional Departments:
A request for records of the Tinley Park-Park District may be made either in person, or in writing, at the office located at 8125 W. 171st Street in Tinley Park. Information and forms may also be obtained here.