Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who Does the Rolling Meadows Park District Serve?

A. The Park District serves all people of every age and ability. The District serves a population of approximately 24,000 people residing within the Park District boundaries.


Q. How Does the Park District get its money?

A. Property Taxes from businesses and homeowners make up approximately a third of the revenue of the operating funds of the Park District (33%). Fees paid for services like general recreation programs, swimming, camps etc. make up 30% and our revenue facilities the ice arenas make up 35% and 2% comes under the category of other. About .06 cents of each tax dollar goes to the Rolling Meadows Park District.


Q. I live in Rolling Meadows why am I considered a non-resident?

A. Illinois is a state that has a variety of taxing districts within each community. The City of Rolling Meadows has four different park districts serving its residents. The majority of residents are served by the Rolling Meadows Park District. Other park districts serving the community include the Salt Creek Rural Park District, Palatine Park District and the Schaumburg Park District.


Q. What are the benefits to residents by paying the property tax to the Park District?

A. As supervisors plan program budgets many aspects are considered to cover the cost of the program. One benefit to our residents is that they will always pay the lowest price for a program. Depending upon the program offering the cost can be up to 1 1/2 times more for a non-resident.


Q. Who is a resident?

A. A resident is defined as one who either resides or personally owns real-estate within the Rolling Meadows Park District boundaries. If your residency is in question you can bring a copy of your property tax statement for verification when you register.


Q. What if I rent an apartment and do not own property?

A. If you reside within the Park District boundaries, you are considered a resident and are entitled to the resident rate for programming.


Q. Can Non-Residents use the Rolling Meadows Park District?

A. Non-residents are welcome to participate in programs and services at a non-resident rate. The Rolling Meadows Park District also has a variety of inter-governmental and reciprocal agreements with surrounding park districts so you may be eligible for a discount. Check the Park District program catalog for information on these agreements.


Q. Does the Rolling Meadows Park District offer program or service scholarships?

A. The District does offer scholarships but only to park district residents and only for recreational programming. (No scholarships for competitive team sports, trips or contractual programs). The scholarship program is supported by the RM Park District Foundation, the RM Rotary Club and many local businesses. Scholarship forms outlining the criteria for acceptance are available through the Superintendent of Recreation's office.


Q. Does the Rolling Meadows Park District offer program or service scholarships?

A. The District does offer scholarships but only to park district residents and only for recreational programming. (No scholarships for competitive team sports, trips or contractual programs). The scholarship program is supported by the RM Park District Foundation, the RM Rotary Club and many local businesses. Scholarship forms outlining the criteria for acceptance are available through the Superintendent of Recreation's office.


Q. What should I do if I see vandalism or have a safety concern?

A. Vandalism can be costly from a parks operation perspective, please report any vandalism to 847-818-3200 or email [email protected] If you specifically have witnessed any acts of vandalism, provide as much information as you can. Vandals that are caught will be required to make restitution to the Park District.

If you should notice any problems with safety at our parks, playgrounds or facilities please report it. Our goal is to provide the safest possible recreation opportunities that we can. Email [email protected] with your safety concerns.