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

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