Parks and Open Space

The 2022 Master Plan made park enhancement recommendations based on inventory and assessments presented in Chapter 2 Community Profile. Park inventories show that the Community Park District has amenities that are approaching or beyond their useful life expectancy as defined by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Below you will find a synopsis as well as updates to the La Grange Park Parks and Open Space Improvement Plan as defined in the 2022 Master Plan. 


    Robinhood Park Public Input Meetings 

    Meeting #1 October 25, 2023 at 8pm at the Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road

    Meeting #2 Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 11am at the Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road

    The Community Park District was approached with a potential grant opportunity to create a soccer pitch in the existing tennis court area of Robinhood Park. This amenity is outside the scope of the park district's existing master plan, and we want to know if it is something our community feels would benefit the overall health and wellbeing of La Grange Park. Please join us tomorrow at 11am at the Recreation Center and let us know your thoughts, or email if you are unable to make it!


    Beach Oak Park - Update 11/3/2023

    Demolition is complete! We are working with Comcast to move a line that was running through Beach Oak Park. Although it has been a rainy fall, we are on track for a grand opening spring of 2024! 

    Notice is hereby given to potential Bidders that the Community Park District of La Grange Park will be receiving sealed bids for Beach Oak Park located on 902 West Oak Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526. Click here to access the official notice and information.

    Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 2pm - Bid Opening

    Tentative Project Start Date: Early-Mid July

    Playground equipment conceptual rendering.

    Beach Oak Park Master Plan Analysis
    2022 Quality rating 2.3/5

    The Master Plan identified the renovation of Beach Oak Park as a level A, or top priority. 

    - In December of 2021, the Community Park District issued $1.2 million is General Obligation Bonds for park improvements. Upon completion of the 2022 Master Plan, the board allocated $500,000 to the renovation of  Beach Oak Park.

    -  The Community Park District Board of Park Commissioners approved a Landscape Architecture Contract with JSD to initiate the Beach Oak Park redevelopment project on December 12, 2022. 

    Residents had an opportunity to review the  conceptual design from the Master Plan and provide further input. The input will be integrated into finalized plans and construction drawings. 

    Community Input Meeting 2
    February 2, 2023 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road

    Community Input Meeting 1

    January 17, 2023 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road

    Community 1 Meeting Notes: Residents requested that there be a bypass on the pathway that would allow users to use a continuous loop without interfering with potential picnics or activities at the new shelter. Residents requested that the district consider fencing in the entire park. The architects stated they would look at cost estimates and feasibility. Residents expressed approval for the Bankshot Court and discussed the pros and cons of charcoal grills in the park. Residents expressed approval for the removal of the concrete bags and shuffleboard areas and the reduction of concrete from the original concept.  Residents discussed the pros and cons of a native prairie area. Staff stated that it would likely be the largest of its kind on public property in La Grange Park, and confirmed it could be used for education and plant identification

    Download Concept Plan Revision 2.