Park District Receives State Recognition


For the fifth year in a row, the Park District of Oak Park was the recipient of the Illinois Association of Park District’s Best Green Practices Award. The District was recognized for the Passive House design and construction of the Carroll Center addition which uses superinsulation and airtight construction along with continuous mechanical ventilation to achieve a comfortable building temperature year round while using very little energy. Sustainability is engraved throughout the Park District with significant strides made over the last few years to lessen our impact on the environment through the installation of cisterns, solar panels, geothermal systems, LED lighting and much more. For more information on Park District environmental efforts visit

2.4.21 Park Board Meeting Update

Due to the physical distancing standards required under Governor Pritzker’s order and guidance, seating in the Board Room will be very limited for this meeting. You are encouraged to listen to the meeting by calling (425) 436-6346; and use access code 135606, PIN: 9367#.

Masks must be worn at all times during the meeting and throughout the Administrative Center.

If you wish to make a public comment at the meeting, please complete this form no later than 5:30pm on February 4. The Executive Director will read your comment under the public comment item of the Park Board meeting agenda.

Public comments will not be taken during the phone conference.  The comments received up to 5:30pm will only be read.

If you have questions, please contact Karen Gruszka.

Fall Program Registration begins August 22!


Look for your fall program guide online beginning Friday, August 14 featuring many virtual classes including early childhood programs, boxing, kickboxing, fitness, and our annual Frank Lloyd Wright Races. Registration for fall programs begins on Saturday, August 22 for residents and Saturday, August 29 for non-residents. Online registration is only being taken at this time at 

If you have questions, please call Customer Service M-F, 8:30am to 5pm or Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 4pm at 708.725.2000. You can also email Customer Service anytime at

A Message from the Park District of Oak Park

June 2, 2020

Dear Park District Patrons,

Building a strong community through inclusion and diversity is a pillar of the Park District of Oak Park. 

The Park District stands in support of black and brown people who are suffering under racial inequity that divides our country and many communities. We are committed to taking positive actions that build more inclusive and supportive programs and places that help ensure the health and wellness of all our residents by providing all a place to belong.

The Park District supports the position of the National Recreation and Park Association’s response to systemic racism across the country.

Please read the NRPA statement here.

Stay healthy. Stay safe.

Jan Arnold
Executive Director, Park District of Oak Park