Budget, Finances & Fees

Finance Department Overview

The Finance Department’s role is to provide sound fiscal management and stewardship of the District’s financial assets, ensuring stability and solvency for the achievement of District goals, while demonstrating accountability, transparency and trustworthiness in the management of the District’s financial resources.

Finance services include:

  • Budget preparation
  • Accounts payable
  • Internal audits
  • Revenue analysis
  • Special revenues
  • Internal service funds
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Financial reporting
  • Cash management
  • Payroll
  • Accounts receivable
  • Budget monitoring
  • District wide training
  • Performance management leadership
  • Debt administration
  • General ledger
  • Treasury management
  • Finance software management
  • Project accounting
  • Financial projections
  • Internal control development and monitoring

2021 Priorities and Performance Goals

District-wide Performance Goals are linked to the District’s Mission and Vision Statements.

  • Improve access to public parklands and outreach to under-represented groups
  • Attract and retain a workforce of excellence
  • Foster a safe visitor experience
  • Restore, preserve, protect and maintain scenic, natural and cultural resources
  • Ensure the fiscal health of the District
  • Plan for climate change resiliency
  • Balance environmental considerations and outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Enhance visitors’ relationship to nature

The District reports on performance in two ways: Key Performance Indicators show quantified progress towards the eight goals, and one-time Key Performance Objectives project specific projects and program completion time frame.  For more detail, please refer to the 2019 Adopted Operating Budget, PDF, below.

About the 2021 Budget

The East Bay Regional Park District’s 2021 budget is balanced, including the use of fund balance.     

Budget Documents

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2021 Adopted Budget

2020 Budget

2019 Budget

2018 Budget

2017 Budget

2016 Budget

2015 Budget

Budget Document Archives

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

California State Controller’s Office Report

Park User Fees

Park user fees and leases fund 11 percent of EBRPD's budget. Fees are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors annually. Typical fees charged include, but are not limited to, parking, swimming, camping, fishing, boat launching, reservable picnic areas, and recreational programs.

Bond Rating: AAA

• Standard & Poor’s ratings service assigned AAA long-term rating to the East Bay Regional Park District, series 2017 general obligation bonds, election 2008. The ratings are based on the District’s continued strong financial performance and expanded tax base, which has strengthen Districts revenue.
• Moody’s rating service assigned the Aaa rating on the District’s 2017 general obligation bonds. The rating reflects the District’s exceptionally large tax base, above average wealth levels, prudent fiscal management, and exceedingly low direct debt burden.


Distinguish Budget Presentation Award Winner
2005-2019 GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Winner 
The Government Finance Officers Associates (GFOA) has continued to confer the District’s annual budget with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. In order to receive this award, a government unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device.

Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
2000-2018 GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 
The Government Finance Officers Associates (GFOA) established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.

Finance Policies

Annual Disclosures