October 2018 | West Suburban Living | By Lynn Petrak
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. The newest amenity is a universal playground called the Sandlot, which opened in September. “The concept of Universal Play considers the physical, social and emotional needs of all users, so that everyone can experience the benefits of outdoor play, and no one is left on the sidelines,” explains Laure Kosey, executive director of the Oak Brook Park District. The group’s programs cover a lot of ages, backgrounds, interests and needs, according to Kosey. “The Park District is proud to offer a wide range of recreational opportunities designed to help our community be its very best and feel its very best,” she says. The Park District extends resident rates on all programming and services to anyone currently employed within Oak Brook’s village limits, she adds.