Finance Department Overview
The Finance Department provides 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
- 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
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 info, please refer to the 2022 Proposed Operating Budget below.
The East Bay Regional Park District’s 2022 budget is balanced, including the use of fund balance.
2022 Proposed Budget
2021 Adopted Budget
- 2019 Budget Brief (12 pp.)
- 2019 Adopted Operating Project and Program Budget with Five Year Expenditure Plan (510 pp.)
- 2015 Budget Brief (12 pp.)
- 2015 Adopted Operating Budget (367 pp.)
- 2015 Adopted Projects Budget (231 pp.)
Budget Document Archives
- 2020 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (176 pp.)
- 2019 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (167 pp.)
- 2018 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (174 pp.)
- 2017 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (171 pp.)
- 2016 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (163 pp.)
- 2015 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (163 pp.)
- 2014 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (152 pp.)
- 2013 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (150 pp.)
- 2012 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (158 pp.)
- 2011 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (148 pp.)
- 2010 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (157 pp.)
- 2009 - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (151 pp.)
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.
• 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 strengthened District's 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.
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.
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.
- 2020 Board Member and Employee Reimbursements for Charges over $100 (5 pp.)
- 2019 Board Member and Employee Reimbursements for Charges over $100 (10 pp.)
- 2018 Board Member and Employee Reimbursements for Charges over $100 (10 pp.)
- 2017 Board Member and Employee Reimbursements for Charges over $100 (9 pp.)