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The Justice Park District is an autonomous governmental agency, responsible directly to the people through the election and referendum process. The District receives its operating authority from the Illinois Park District Code, (Illinois Revised Statutes, Chapter 105, Sections 1 - 13). Through the Code, the Park District is empowered to levy taxes within specified limits, acquire and develop parks, build and operate recreation facilities and conduct recreation programs.

The Justice Park District is a special district of local government with its own financial and legal responsibilities, established for the purpose of providing park and recreational opportunities to residents of the community and public at large. It is governed by seven elected Park Commissioners of the Village of Justice, who serve a four-year term without remuneration. Regular Board meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Please check with the main office for particulars 708-458-1370.

How to File a Freedom of Information Act Request with the Justice Park District:

  1. Please make your request for records in writing. The Justice Park District does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose. You may submit your written request by mail, fax or e-mail. Please direct your request to the individual listed below.
    Joseph Vallez
    Justice Park District 
    7747 South Oak Grove Ave. Justice, IL 60458
    Phone: 708-458-1370
    Fax: 708-458-1371
    E-mail: jvallez@justiceparkdistrict.org
  2. Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. Remember, the Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions. To the extent that you wish to ask questions of a representative of the Justice Park District, you may call our Administrative Office at 708-458-1370 to be directed to the proper person.
  3. Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records, or whether you wish to examine the records in person. You have the right to either option.
  4. Please include your name, preferred telephone number(s), mailing address, and, if you wish, your electronic mail address.

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