Oak Brook Park District Foundation News

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Oak Brook Park District Foundation Community Garage Sale! Over $1,600.00 was raised to support the Oak Brook Park District Universal Playground.

The Oak Brook Park District and Oak Brook Park District Foundation have come up with a tasty way to bring the community together and raise funds for the Foundation’s efforts to support Universal Play, which provides an opportunity for people of all ages to participate in play.

Malena Lindberg was quite upset Saturday when she found out that a planned birthday party for her 2-year-old twin brothers had been canceled, along with a one-year anniversary celebration of the Oak Brook Park District’s Universal Playground. Malena’s parents, Megan and Mike Lindberg, had arranged with park district staff to have the party as part of the playground anniversary celebration, because it’s one of the very few places that one of the twins, Max, is truly able to play.
Playdates and playgrounds. I vividly remember, my son was at the age when climbing trees, hanging on monkey bars and running up and down the slide was the highlight of children his age. However, this was not the case for him. He's a wheelchair-using child that has no mobility of his legs nor his arms. He has Cerebral Palsy, quadriplegia and a host of other limited abilities; he was born this way.
Many other spaces for athletics and recreation fall under the purview of the Oak Brook Park District, which also runs a large indoor recreation center, a family aquatic center with new inclusive family locker rooms, and a tennis center.