About Us

The Oak Lawn Park District, incorporated in 1944, has a long and proud history of serving the recreational needs of our 56,000 residents with a myriad of recreational programs and services. We operate under the state tax cap as a municipal corporation, meaning we are our own taxing body. Overseen by a Board of five elected officials, the District manages a combination of 34 parks and facilities which cover over 280 acres. In addition, we manage a Special Recreation Cooperative that offers recreational programs and services to individuals with disabilities in 9 municipalities.
The Park District employs a staff of 54 full time and 370 part time employees. Through programs and facilities, the Oak Lawn Park District significantly contribute to the quality of life in Oak Lawn. 
We are an Illinois Distinguished Agency and one of only a small percentage of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

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