On Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, Oak Brook Park District closed on a $15.8 million purchase of the 34-acre property located at Jorie Boulevard and Kensington Road.
The property, which is currently being referred to as “Central Park North,” is now owned by the Oak Brook Park District and available for the public to use and enjoy from dawn to dusk. The park district plans to begin making improvements to the property this spring.
The Oak Brook Park District received multiple awards at the 2019 Soaring to New Heights Conference presented by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA). The conference was held January 24-26 in Chicago, Illinois.
Under the direction of the Aquatic Center Manager and the Aquatic Supervisors, the Pool Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient management of the pool facilities. They are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, planning and supervision of the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center and Splash Park. They will help manage all programming and part time staff, including but not limited to the swim lesson program, swim team, aquatic classes, special events, birthday parties and rentals of the Aquatic Center.
The Inclusion Aide is responsible for assisting one or more individuals with a disability and requiring specialized intervention in order to participate in a variety of recreation programs. The ages and support level needed will vary depending on placement. This job requires a “hands on” approach with an assigned participant, while still working as a team with other staff. Inclusion aides reinforce the recreation teacher’s instruction and encourages peer interaction between people with and without disabilities.
Starting pay $10.00 per hour
ABC Preschool Coordinator, Kimberly Voltaire, firmly believes that involving families early-on in their children’s educational journey is key to achieving this goal because it works to remove labels so all children have the opportunity to learn to best of their abilities. Preschool Enrollment for the 2019/2020 school year is now open!
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 21st day of January, 2019, at 6:30 o’clock P.M., the Board of Park Commissioners of the Oak Brook Park District, DuPage and Cook Counties, Illinois (the “District”), will conduct a public hearing to be held at the District Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, Illinois.
The Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) recognized the Oak Brook Park District ‘s Central Park with the 2018 Outstanding Facility & Park Award. The award recognizes public agencies for their exceptional and unique achievements in design and development.
On Wednesday, Dec. 26, the Oak Brook Park District received official notice that Moody's Investor's Service assigned the park district an Aaa rating with a stable outlook. This is the highest rating available, indicating the sound financial strength, healthy operating reserves, low debt and pension burdens, and the overall stability of the Oak Brook Park District.
On Mon., Dec. 17, Oak Brook Park District commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of the 34-acre property located at Jorie Boulevard and Kensington Road, commonly known as McDonald’s Fields for $15.8 million.
On Nov. 6, Oak Brook Park District placed a referendum question asking voters whether or not to approve a $17.9 bond sale to purchase and improve the property. 68% of residents voted in favor of the measure.
The Oak Brook Park District will preserve the 34 acres as open recreational space and will be seeking community input on future projects for the property.
Oak Brook Park District’s youth swim instruction program is one of the park district’s most popular recreational offerings, and the system just got better.
A closed session to discuss the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body will be conducted at the December 17, 2018 Regular Meeting of the Oak Brook Park District Board of Commissioners.
On November 6, 2018, Oak Brook Park District residents approved a referendum to purchase and improve the 34 acres commonly known as the McDonald’s Soccer Fields located north of Central Park. Following the successful referendum, park district officials contacted McDonald’s officials to discuss the future of the property.
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