Chicago Park District

"We made the move to clean-burning biodiesel fuel in 2011. It has been paying off from the start, helping us to reduce vehicle emissions and save fuel, as well as save thousands of dollars annually on the cost of fuel."

Michael Dimitroff, Department of Cultural & Natural Resources

Chicago Park District

541 North Fairbanks Court

Chicago, IL 60611

15,963 Gallons of B20 Used Annually

Annual Reduction of 57.2 Tons of CO2 Emissions

Annual Reduction in CO2 Emissions = 1,350 Trees Planted

Annual Reduction in CO2 Emissions = 11 Fewer Cars on the Road

  • The Chicago Park District owns more than 8,100 acres of green space, 598 parks, nearly 70 natural areas, 26 miles of lakefront, 11 museums, nine lakefront harbors, seven golf facilities, two works class conservatories, a zoo and more. It is one of the largest municipal park managers in the nation.
  • The Chicago Park District also operates a large portion of their fleet of over 550 fleet vehicles on alternative fuel sources, including 200 diesel vehicles on 10 to 20 percent biodiesel blends, 56 diesel vehicles and mowing units on 10 to 50 percent biodiesel blends, 80 flex fuel vehicles, 50 hybrid-electric vehicles and 12 CNG vehicles.
  • The Chicago Park District is a proud member of the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) and annual submits fueling data to CACC. The Park District received a 2017 Great Lakes Park, Facility and Recreation Award from the GLP Training Institute for leadership in its 39th Street fueling facility. These awards are given annually by the Institute√≠s regents to recognize park, facilities and programs that represent the cutting edge of the park and recreation profession in the United States.