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Park Planning Projects

The District began a major capital project planning and improvement program in 2005 in response to a voter approved referendum increasing the property tax rate for system-wide park renewal. Since 2005, master site plans have been developed for all 18 parks. Plans have also been developed for dog park locations and to determine the historical significance of four of the District's recreation centers. Park renewal projects began in 2006 focusing on a balanced approach. Site plans were implemented in phases so that park renewal funds could be spread out amongst parks throughout the community.

Since 2006, major park renewal projects have been completed at 15 park sites. Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex re-opened in June 2014 and renovation of Lindberg Park renovation was completed in fall 2014. The Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center opened in June 2016. Read more about our current park and facility improvements. Please review the District's Capital Improvement Plan for future park renewal projects. See the 2017-2021 CIP.

Continued investment in our parks and facilities is critical to the District’s mission. The Park District has begun the process of revisiting each park site plan in order to identify additional park amenities desired by our residents as second phases of park renovations are scheduled and to be prepared for grant opportunitues.

In 2014, the Park District completed a year-long Comprehensive Master Planning Process to chart a course of action for the next 5 to 10 years. As part of this plan, the Park District is conducting a feasiblity study for an indoor community recreation center. Developing a long-range vision for park and recreation programs and services in our community allows the Park District of Oak Park to continue to provide the many individual, community, economic and environmental benefits that enhance the quality of life and make our community a great place to work and play.

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback on park plans currently in progress, please contact Diane Stanke.

 2016 Master Plan Reviews

  Park/Facility

Original Master Plan

Community Meetings New Master Plan Review
Austin Gardens Master Plan (2005)

January 5, 2016 - 7pm

View Meeting Presentation

Questioninaire Results

Presentation to Park Board,
March 3, 2016

Final Plans Completed
in 2016
Cheney Mansion Master Plan (2009)

Community Meeting - June 14, 2016

View Meeting Presentation

View Park Board Presentation 9.2.2016

Final Plan approved 9.15.2016
Rehm Park Master Plan (2008)

Community Meeting September 21, 2016

View Meeting Presentation

View Meeting Minutes

Final Plan approved
11.17.16

 

Recently Reviewed Facility and Park Master Plans

Park/Facility Original Master Plan Community Meetings New Master Plan Review
Andersen Park Master Plan (2005)

October 27, 2015
View meeting presentation

View Draft Master Plan Recommendation

Final Plans

Completed December 2015

Barrie Park Park renovated during remediation in 2005

Focus Groups Minutes

1st Community Meeting (meeting minutes)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 7pm (view the presentation)
View the 1st Barrie Park Site Plan survey results here

2nd Community Meeting (meeting minutes)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7pm (view the presentation)
View the 2nd Barrie Park site plan survey results

3rd Community Meeting (meeting minutes)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7pm (view the presentation)
View the 3rd Barrie Park site plan survey results

4th Community Meeting (meeting minutes)
Wednesday, May 13, 7pm (view the presentation)

Final Plans

Final Recommendations

Completed July 2015

Field Park Master Plan (2006)

Meeting held October 28, 2014

View the Presentation

Completed January 2015
Oak Park Pools   Meeting held Feb 19, 2014

 Meeting held April 23, 2014

 Meeting held June 25, 2014

 
Longfellow Park Master Plan (2006)

Meeting held March 18, 2014

View meeting notes
View the Proposed Plan
View the Presentation

Completed April 2014
Fox Park Master Plan (2006) Meeting held Feb 18, 2014
View meeting presentation
View meeting notes
Completed April 2014
 Carroll Park Master Plan (2005)

Meeting held Jan 14, 2014
View meeting presentation
View meeting notes

View Park Board Presentation
March 6, 2014

Completed March 2014
Maple Park Master Plan (2007)

Meeting held April 23, 2013

View meeting presentation

Completed June 2013

 

Future Master Plan Review Schedule

Park/Facility Original Master Plan Community Meetings New Master Plan Review
Oak Park Conservatory Master Plan (2008) Wed., October 4
Oak Park Conservatory
To be completed in 2017
Euclid Square Master Plan (2009)

Wed., November 8
Oak Park Conservatory

To be completed in 2017
Mills Park Master Plan (2008) Wed., May 3
Pleasant Home
To be completed in 2017
Taylor Park Master Plan (2009) Wed., March 8
Andersen Center
To be completed in 2017
Lindberg Park Master Plan (2010) TBD To be completed in 2018
Randolph Park Master Plan (2009) TBD To be completed in 2018
Scoville Park Master Plan (2010) TBD To be completed in 2018
Wenonah Park Master Plan (2005) TBD To be completed in 2018
Stevenson Park Master Plan (2010) TBD To be completed in 2019
Ridgeland Common Master Plan (2011) TBD To be completed in 2019

 

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