Upcoming Engagement Opportunities

Upcoming opportunities to hear from various community members have been scheduled for August 3 & 4 at the locations and at the times listed below. We hope you will consider visiting any one of these local sites to share your thoughts.

Saturday, August 3rd

9:00-10:00am – Buzz Cafe
10:30-11:30am – Community Recreation Center
1:00-2:00pm – Taylor Tennis Courts
2:30-3:30pm – Rehm Playground
3:30-4:30pm – Rehm Pool

Sunday, August 4th

9:00am-10:00am – Lindberg Park walking path
10:30-11:30am – Fairgrounds Coffee
1:00-2:00pm – Longfellow Playground
2:00-3:00pm – Ridgeland Pool
5:00-7:00pm – Summer Concert in the Park

We would like to hear from you! Visit the Virtual Engagement Room

If you are interested in helping inform the Comprehensive Strategic Master Plan, please click here to visit the Virtual Engagement Room. In the Virtual Engagement Room, you can participate in a wide range of stations aimed at learning more about how you use our parks and your priorities for the future.

Visit the Virtual Engagement Room

Project Update – week of 6/10/2024

Five community focus group meetings and a community meeting were held May 14 – 16. The focus groups were intended to hear from various representative members of the greater Oak Park community and included: non-profit organizations representatives, government and civic leaders, affiliate sports group representatives and others.

On May 15th an evening community meeting was held at the Cheney Mansion inviting the community to learn about the planning effort. It also provided a variety of stations at which attendees could share their opinions and perspectives in response to questions that will help inform the process.

 

A Parks and Recreation Provider Network luncheon was hosted on May 16th affording an opportunity for area providers to gather and discuss partnership opportunities intended to reduce duplication and best use collective community resources.

We would like to hear from you!

If you are interested in helping inform the Comprehensive Strategic Master Plan, please click here to visit the Virtual Engagement Room. In the Virtual Engagement Room, you can participate in a wide range of stations aimed at learning more about how you use our parks and your priorities for the future.

Upcoming Engagement Opportunities

Click here to view upcoming events where you can provide input for the project.

NOTE: project updates will be provided on this website every three to four weeks.

The Park District of Oak Park aspires to continue in its efforts to be innovative, customer-driven, and financially, and environmentally sustainable for current residents as well as future generations of district residents. In collaboration with the consulting firm 110% we are developing a five-year Comprehensive & Strategic Master Plan.

Acknowledging the unique attributes of Oak Park, honoring the past, and understanding our changing community are all important considerations of this effort.

A look at the conditions and realities of our system and community will help guide the development of the plan. Areas of focus include but are not limited to the following.

  • Community engagement
  • Parks
  • Recreation programs & services
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Partnerships & Collaborations

 

PROJECT TIMELINE

Join us for an engaging Public Meeting hosted by the Park District of Oak Park as we embark on crafting a comprehensive plan aimed at shaping the future to best meet the needs of our diverse community. Your input is invaluable in shaping this endeavor, and we cordially invite YOU to be a part of the conversation!

Come and participate in an interactive session at the historic Cheney Mansion, situated at 220 N Euclid Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302. The meeting will commence at 6:30 PM and conclude at 7:30 PM and childcare will be provided for ages 3+. Let your voice be heard as we collaborate towards a vibrant and sustainable future for Oak Park.

Click here to RSVP for child care for children ages 3+

 

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