Longfellow Park, Environmental Leader

Oak Park, August 9, 2023 – The Park District of Oak Park is excited to announce the successful recertification of Longfellow Park, solidifying its commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. The recertification process, completed in collaboration with SFMA (Sustainable Facilities Management Association), affirms the park’s dedication to best management practices and its role as an industry leader.

Longfellow Park’s recertification marks a significant achievement for the community, as it demonstrates the park’s continued commitment to preserving and enhancing its natural surroundings. The rigorous evaluation process included the completion of two new sections, which Longfellow Park not only accomplished but excelled in, showcasing its dedication to sustainable operations.

In an email from SFMA, the Park District of Oak Park was congratulated for its achievement: “Congratulations on recertifying Longfellow Park! You have successfully completed the recertification process and passed the two new sections. Members, like you who embrace best management practices, have validated to your peers and to your community your commitment to environmental stewardship. Certifying your facility exhibits leadership in our industry and places you in the top echelon of professionals. This certification will be valid until June 22, 2026. Again, congratulations, and thank you for your interest and dedication to environmental stewardship.”

This recertification affirms Longfellow Park’s position as a frontrunner in sustainable park management, reflecting positively on the entire Oak Park community. The achievement underscores the park’s role as an example of responsible environmental stewardship, setting a high standard for others to follow.

The Park District of Oak Park is proud of Longfellow Park’s accomplishments and extends its gratitude to SFMA for their guidance and support throughout the recertification process. The park’s dedication to maintaining its certification until June 22, 2026, underscores its unwavering commitment to sustainable practices and community well-being.

For more information about Longfellow Park’s recertification and the Park District of Oak Park’s ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship, please visit the official website at www.pdop.org or contact the Park District directly.

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