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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 the passing of the 2005 referendum, major park renewal projects have been completed at most park sites with the support of over $6 million in grant funds. Read more about our current park and facility improvements. Detailed information about the District's Capital Improvement Plan for future park renewal projects is available in the 2021-2025 CIP.

Continued investment in our parks and facilities is critical to the District’s mission. The Park Board's policy states that each park site plan will be revisited and updated within a 10 year period. The Park District is in the process of revisiting each park site plan per this policy in order to identify additional park amenities desired by our residents, to budget strategically for these improvements 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 conducted a feasiblity study in 2016 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.

Master Plan Reviews

  Park/Facility

Original Master Plan

Community Meetings New Master Plan Review

Wenonah Park

Next Review 2028

Master Plan (2009)

February 21, 2018 7pm
Fox Center
View Presentation

View Meeting Minutes

Final Plan approved
May 2018

Scoville Park

Next Review 2029

Master Plan (2010)

March 21, 2018, 7pm
Cheney Mansion
View Presentation

View Meeting Minutes

Final Plan approved
May 2018

Randolph Park

Next Review 2028

Master Plan (2009)

April 4, 2018, 7pm
Pleasant Home
View Presentation

View Meeting Minutes

Final Plan approved
July 2018

Lindberg Park

Next Review 2027

Master Plan (2010)

September 12, 2018
7pm - Cheney Mansion

View Presentation

View Meeting Minutes

Final Plan approved
December 2018
Park/Facility Original Master Plan Community Meetings New Master Plan Review

Euclid Square Park

Next Review 2026

Master Plan (2009)

Wed., November 15, 2017

View Presentation

Final Plan Approved
January 2018

Oak Park Conservatory

Next Review 2025

Master Plan (2008)

Wed., October 4, 2017

View Presentation

View Meeting Notes

Final Plan Approved
November 2017

Mills Park

Next Review 2026

Master Plan (2008)

Wed., May 3, 2017

View Presentation

View Meeting Notes

Final Plan approved
October 2017

Taylor Park

Next Review 2026

Master Plan (2009)

Wed., March 8, 2017

View Presentation

View Meeting Notes

Final Plan approved
May 18,2017

Rehm Park

Next Review 2025

Master Plan (2008)

Community Meeting September 21, 2016

View Meeting Presentation

View Meeting Minutes

Final Plan approved
12.8.16

Grant Submission Plan 7.29.19

Cheney Mansion

Next Review 2025

Master Plan (2009)

Community Meeting - June 14, 2016

View Meeting Presentation

View Park Board Presentation 9.2.2016

Final Plan approved 9.15.2016

Austin Gardens

Next Review 2024

Master Plan (2005)

January 5, 2016 - 7pm

View Meeting Presentation

Questioninaire Results

Presentation to Park Board,
March 3, 2016

Final Plans Completed
in 2016

Andersen Park

Next Review 2024

Master Plan (2005)

October 27, 2015
View meeting presentation

View Draft Master Plan Recommendation

Final Plans

Completed December 2015

Barrie Park

Next Review 2024

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

Next Review 2022

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

Next Review 2023

Master Plan (2006)

Meeting held March 18, 2014

View meeting notes
View the Proposed Plan
View the Presentation

Completed April 2014

Fox Park

Next Review 2023

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

 Carroll Park

Next Review 2023

Master Plan (2005)

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

View Park Board Presentation
March 6, 2014

Meeting held Oct 10, 2018
Carroll Center Addition

View meeting presentation below

Presentation Part 1

Presentation Part 2

Presentation Part 3

View meeting notes

Completed March 2014

Maple Park

Next Review 2022

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

Stevenson Park

Next Review 2029

Master Plan (2010)

REV Plan for Grant Application (2018)

TBD TBD
Ridgeland Common Master Plan (2011) TBD TBD

 

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