Lindberg Park Trial Garden Native Plants Restoration
A 2400′ sq. ft. addition was completed to Carroll Center in 2019 featuring aPassive House Design. This project was partially funded through a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to achieve Passive House Certification and Source Zero Energy Certification.
Longfellow Park received environmental certification from the Sports Turf Management Association in 2017 and earned recertification in 2020.
The Park District purchased several pieces of battery-powered park maintenance equipment.
Members of the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee oversee composting and recycling efforts at the summer concert series.
The Park District purchased two alternative fuel vehicles.
Bio-diverse areas in the parks were included during the development of park site plans.
The Park District, along with the Park District’s volunteer citizen Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, support the PlanItGreen Environmental Sustainability Plan for Oak Park and River Forest.
The Park Board adopted a revised procurement policy which addresses the purchase of environmentally preferable products and services.
Three Park District employees passed the exam to become Certified Arborists.
At the 2015 Frank Lloyd Wright Races, the Park District had a 90% diversion rate for all waste. This is the largest Park District special event enjoyed by over 3,000 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators.
Canvas tote bags, made of recycled materials, were distributed to all Park District staff to encourage the use of reusable bags when shopping.