Park District of Oak Park Comprehensive Master Plan

Oak Park, Illinois

The Lakota Group lead a multi-disciplinary team in developing a Comprehensive Master Plan for the Park District of Oak Park. The plan included a 10-year implementation Plan of specific actions and policies to steer the next decade of the district. Specific unique challenges included providing equitable opportunities and access to recreational facilities and open space in a physically constrained urban environment. Creative use of spaces and partnerships with other Village and regional entities were identified as critical components in the plan’s implementation. The phased removal of outdated facilities and development of new multi-purpose facilities were identified to help create operational efficiencies and better support the needs of the community. The process involved significant stakeholder outreach, public workshops, and the integration of unique technology to evaluate the conditions of the District’s open spaces.