We Want Your Input on Central Park North

Oak Brook Park District seeks resident input on McDonalds Fields

Oak Brook Park District invites resident input on development of newly acquired McDonald’s property

Oak Brook Park District has developed a resident input plan for the development of Central Park North Fields, the 34-acres of property recently acquired from McDonald’s.

The park district is working with Wight and Company as well as Campfire Concepts to develop a survey for residents to complete. The survey will be administered via email and will be available online from April 22-May 8.

The park district will also hold community input meetings on Tuesday, May 7 at 7am, 12pm, and 7pm at the Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road.

“We want to provide convenient communication avenues for our residents so we have a clear picture of the community’s needs and expectations,” says Oak Brook Park District Executive Director, Laure Kosey.

The park district also released an RFP for field usage on March 28 to gauge usage interest and needs from larger community groups and athletic clubs.

“We’ve had groups interested in utilizing the space for everything from soccer and lacrosse to polo,” says Kosey. “We want to make sure we plan improvements for the property that best serve Oak Brook’s passive and active recreational needs and improve the quality of life for all of our residents.”

The park district will incorporate community feedback and present a comprehensive design for Central Park North Fields at a presentation before the regularly scheduled June Board Meeting on Monday, June 17 at the Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road. The presentation will take place at 5:30pm, the regular meeting begins at 6:30pm.