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75th Anniversary

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The Oak Lawn Park District is 75 years old!
On November 28, 1944, voters approved the formation of an Oak Lawn Park District, which was sponsored by the Oak Lawn Lions Club and School District 123's PTA. This new park district helped mold key contributions to postwar Oak Lawn.

The first park board was elected with one member from each of the organizations that sponsored its formation. Our first board members were: Roland J. Beckley, Harvey Bergeson, Lucille C. Gaddis, John C. Utz and Albert Ver Schave. These founders had a vision to build facilities and also institute programs to meet the recreational needs of the citizens of Oak Lawn and the surrounding communities.

Over the years various facilities have been built and numerous programs established to serve the recreation and leisure needs of the community. Parkland and open space have been expanded, maintained and improved. Planning has and will continue to play an important part in the operation of the Park District.

Show Us the "Like" Contest 
In celebration of our 75th Anniversary, our goal is to reach 7,500 Oak Lawn Park District Facebook Page likes by our anniversary date of November 28, 2019. If our goal is reached, one lucky patron and their two tagged friends will receive amazing prizes!

The lucky winner will receive an awesome Oak Lawn Park District themed gift basket. Basket items include one Community Pavilion Fitness Membership good for one year, two Theater Tickets for any Oak Lawn Park District Production good for one year, a Stony Creek Golf Course Gift Card valid for a Twosome of Golf with Cart, and much more (pictured below)!

The lucky winner's two tagged friends will each receive two FREE passes for the following:
- Central Pool or Centennial Aquatic Center open swim
- Ice Arena open skate
- Stony Creek round of miniature golf
- Community Pavilion open gym

Like our Oak Lawn Park District Facebook page (You can still win if you already "Like" our page).To the pinned post at the top of the page, comment your favorite leisure or recreational activity, and tag 2 friends (They must like our Oak Lawn Park District Facebook page to win their prize). 

This giveaway starts NOW and will run until our anniversary on November 28th. If our goal is reached, winner/s will be notified via Facebook.



Social Media
Share in the celebration by "sharing" your throwback pictures of the Oak Lawn Park District on social media. Use #oaklawn75

Our 75th Anniversary is the perfect time to reflect and showcase who the Oak Lawn Park District is and what we are all about. Check out our new promotional video on Youtube, where you will discover that we are so much more than just parks!

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