Participation in the PACT Program is open to organizations who are interested in utilizing Park District facilities or District 97 School Athletic Fields on a regular basis and meet the program criteria listed in the PACT Guide. Applications and required documentation must be submitted for review no later than October 1st of each year. See application below.
The Park District of Oak Park is committed to enriching the lives of its residents by providing meaningful experiences through programs, parks and facilities in the community. As our mission indicates, we always look forward to the possibility of working with others to reach our common goals and serve the community. Throughout its history, the Park District has actively worked to meet both the passive and active recreational needs of its residents, either directly or through partnerships.
Unfortunately the demand for these recreational opportunities has grown at a more rapid pace than the Park District’s ability to provide quality parks and facilities to house these programs. Additional park land, practice and game fields, courts, and other places in which to engage in recreation are clearly needed. But given that this is a challenge that cannot be easily or quickly resolved, it became apparent that an efficient, fair, and transparent system for managing the current limited resources was needed.
To address this, the Park District of Oak Park created a Facility Use and Allocation Management Program (PACT). This acronym refers to the four organizational levels within the program:
The PACT program is intended to establish a fair, equitable, and cost-effective system in which to manage and administer the reservation, allocation, and use of Park District facilities by any user groups and organizations requesting access. It makes Park District of Oak Park facilities available for use by organizations and individuals through a standardized and impartial process and establishes a formal system of space allocation and fee assessment for users, ensuring that the allocation and fee schedule serves the best interests of the tax payers of Oak Park.
For additional information or to apply to the PACT Program, see the sidebar: