Endorsed by many community leaders and supported by the Parks Foundation of Oak Park, plans were developed to build a Community Recreation Center as part of the Park District of Oak Park’s offerings that support the health, well-being, and quality of life of Oak Park residents.

In numerous local community surveys, the need for a Community Recreation Center was ranked as a high priority need by residents. To meet this need without raising taxes, the Parks Foundation and a group of volunteers launched a capital campaign seeking donations from foundations, corporations, families, and individuals. 

The Community Recreation Center was successfully opened in May 2023, and offers an indoor track, gymnasium, fitness center, studio, esports lounge, community rooms, a child playzone, inclusive locker rooms, and the Community Mental Health Board. The availability of the facility helps to ensure the Park District is meeting the diverse needs of residents of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and economic statues, both now and in the future. 

Why a Community Recreation Center:

Thank you to our donors:

See Past Updates

From the announcement of the capital campaign to the ground-breaking ceremony, check out some of the major milestones we had along the way.