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Per the order issued by the Oak Park Health Department, effective Friday, August 6, 2021, the Park District of Oak Park will require all individuals (patrons...
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After much thought and consideration with PDOP staff and the Oak Park Health Department, it is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our in-person Frank Lloyd Wright Races this year.
Aug 05, 2021 05:00 PM
Per the order issued by the Oak Park Health Department, effective Friday, August 6, 2021, the Park District of Oak Park will require all individuals (patrons and staff), regardless of their vaccination status, to wear a face covering in all indoor public settings. The health department also recommends that "individuals wear a mask outdoors if they are not able to practice social distancing by maintaining at least a six (6) foot distance from other individuals not from the same household."
Every year the Park District of Oak Park presents community service awards to organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of parks and recreation in our community.
The State of Illinois has issued guidance for Phase 5 which allows for near-normal operations.
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health have announced that effective immediately, the State has moved to the Bridge Phase. While the CDC has announced recommendations regarding face-coverings, the State has not changed its guidance and thus face-coverings remain required for both indoor and outdoor activities.
Park District receives $421,500 Illinois Museum Grant for installation of geothermal system at Pleasant Home.
Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community
5th Straight Year for Best of the Best Green Practices Award
Only 50 STMA member facilities have been earned this distinction
A Statement from Executive Director Jan Arnold
Get updates including a message from Executive Director Jan Arnold
Get updates including a message from Executive Director Jan Arnold
$592,000 awarded from IL Dept of Natural Resources for Rehm and Carroll Parks
Award verifies the District's commitment to sound management practices and quality program delivery
For the 10th year in a row the Park District has received the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
The 2020 PDOP Community Survey results are in!
The Park District was awarded a $577,800 grant from the IL Clean Energy Community Foundation for Carroll Center addition.
Additional solar panels were installed on the roof at the Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex through a partnership with the Park District, Realgy Inc. and EcoSolar.
Senior Center of Oak Park to Relocate to Dole
Aging structure removed before pool season.
Thank you to the 1000+ Oak Park residents who made pledges in fall 2018 identifying actions you and your family will take to make our community more sustainable such as converting lawns to gardens, planting pollinators, hosting a green block party and more.
Every February the Park District of Oak Park presents community service awards to organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of parks and recreation in our community.
Stevenson Park improvements include a new, accessible entryway which connects to a looped walking path and a new playground.
For the 3rd year in a row, PDOP was the recipient of the Illinois Association of Park District’s Best Green Practices Award.
The Park District was the recipient of the Illinois Association of Park District's Best Green Practices Award for the third year in a row.
Pools win Prestigious Safety Award
Oak Park Public Library Comes to our Parks
The Park District of Oak Park kicks off their strategic planning process.
AGEEC named as one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places.
The former Maple Park playground was recently installed in Zambia
10.6.2017 Park Board Statement Regarding the Albion Project
PDOP Lifeguards Jannai Bates and Devin Washington have been awarded the prestigious "International Golden Guard Safety Award" in a recent unannounced Aquatic Safety Audit.
The Park District of Oak Park is seeking seasonal employees for the Clubhouse After school program. Please see the article content for more information!
The Park District of Oak Park was recently awarded Platinum LEED certification for the Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center.
The Park District of Oak Park is the recipient of this year’s J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government competition for their submission, “Launch Pad: Getting Good Ideas Off the Ground”. Their work was honored at the Transforming Local Government Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 21, 2017.
Committed to protecting Oak Park's parks, green space and tree canopy that contribute to residents’ quality of life,
Donate your used kids clothing.
Relax and recharge in the parks.
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the Park District of Oak Park has won the 2015 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
Do you know the power of parks and recreation in your community? Watch the video and learn more about how parks affect our communities.
By popular demand! Starting with the release of the Fall Program Guide on August 1, the Park District of Oak Park is eliminating the Lottery System for our seasonal programs. Unless otherwise indicated in the program information, registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis, with park district residents having priority over non-residents.
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Your Universal ID Card can be used for the concessions stands at the Pools and Ice Arena!
Have you ever wondered how many households the Park District serves, how many trees are in our parks system or how many work orders our Buildings & Grounds crew have completed this year?
Oak Park is the first municipality to receive arboretum status
Quidditch now at the Park District of Oak Park!
The Park District will offer outdoor ice rinks at three outdoor locations
Longfellow Park (with lights for evening use)
Taylor Park (with lights for evening use)
Outdoor ice rinks are created when weather allows.
Celebrate generosity this holiday season by giving to the Austin Gardens Fund
FLW Races Post Race Survey 2014
The Administrative Center at 218 Madison will be closed as of October 24, 2014
A survey was conducted for the Park District to collect and utilize community input in establishing priorities for future capital improvements,
An index of select walking paths in our parks!
Friday Night Ice has returned! Spend the first Friday of each month at Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex skating, eating Chiptole, socializing, and having a great time!
The first event will take place on Friday, September 5th from 8:45-10:15pm. Admission is $10. You may pay at the door but advanced registration is encouraged!
Scouts can now earn the Ice Skating Merit Badge or Fun Patch at the RCRC! Daisies, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scout classes now available! Sessions include free skate rental, 45 minutes on ice instruction, 15 minutes off-ice instruction. Participants receive a Scout Badge or Fun Patch and two free public session passes.
Are you interested in making your voice heard at the Park District? Volunteer for the PDCC.
The Park District of Oak Park and FOPCON are delighted to announce the Grand Opening of the Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden.
Governor Quinn announced the Park District of Oak Park will receive $400,000 in OSLAD (Open Space Land Acquisition and Development) grant funds for Phase II improvements to Maple Park.
The year-long restoration of Pleasant Home’s Summer Dining Porch is now complete.
Preschool and Playschool registration opened up for the 2014-2015 school year on February 22nd at 9am. Registration can be done online or in person and is first come, first serve.
The Art Advisory Committee seeks an artist or artist team to create a significant public artwork as part of Park District’s new Gymnastics and Recreation Center
The Park District of Oak Park has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).
Teen Center is closing by the end of the year.
Concordia University donated 100 hours of service...
The post-race survey for the 2013 FLW Races is now available!
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What would Jens Jensen think of the new Scoville Park renovations? Read Wednesday Journal's review.
The newly redesigned website of the Park District of Oak Park has gone live. It features a completely overhauled navigational structure, and provides visitors with easy access to a wide variety of Park District resources.
The Park District of Oak Park is dedicated to serving the parks and recreational needs of all Oak Park residents.
Mural of a Couple on a Bench
New murals were recently installed by Oak Park Area Arts Council Off the Wall Program.
May 11, 2013: Governor Pat Quinn announced Illinois Department of Natural Resources grant awards for 45 Illinois park districts including a $400,000 matching grant for the Park District of Oak Park to develop an Environmental Learning Center at Austin Gardens.
The official Ridgeland Common Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on Saturday, March 9 at 10am at Ridgeland Common to celebrate this Park District milestone and signal the start of the Ridgeland Common Renovation Project.
Jun 25, 2012 03:26 PM
The Park District of Oak Park was recently notified by the Office of Governor Quinn and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources that the Park District of Oak Park will receive a $400,000 matching grant for the development of Lindberg Park.
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