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The Oak Brook Park District hosted the 14th annual Pink 5K walk/run on May 11th, and it was a huge success! Partnering with the Oak Brook Park District Foundation and UCM | AdventHealth, the community came together to raise over $24,000 for the Open Arms Outreach Fund at Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, bring free mammograms to women in need due to lack or insufficiency of insurance. Every $250.00 donated provides a free mammogram to women in need.

 

In a heartwarming collaboration that brought smiles to faces and generosity to the forefront, the Oak Brook Park District Foundation joined forces with Oakbrook Orthodontics for a Candy Buyback Donation initiative in support of our Sandlot Playground. This program not only showcased our community’s spirit but created a positive impact. Together, we collected an astonishing 563 pounds of candy, a testament to the kindness and generosity of our community.

Experience the Oak Leaf Legacy Program, where learning meets excitement, empowering future philanthropic leaders through education and fostering a culture of giving—one exciting act of kindness at a time. Join us to learn, have fun, and create a generous, supportive community. Sign up today!

 

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Donating to charitable causes has long been an essential pillar of community development, contributing to the well-being and unity of society. A unique and deeply meaningful way to enrich your local community is through the donation of memorial trees to your beloved Central Park. While financial contributions remain vital for the maintenance and enhancement of public spaces, memorial trees offer an enduring, environmentally friendly means of honoring loved ones and simultaneously benefiting both the environment and the community at large.

 

The Foundation Board welcomes three new board members! Each new Board Member is ready to use their knowledge and experience to progress the Foundation forward.

  • Kathleen J. Carson
  • Dr. Vivek Mohan
  • Kurt Wagner 

 

The Oak Brook Park District will be onsite Thursday nights at the Summer Concert Series. Board Members will be selling Oh Bee Parks Honey, provide information about the Leave a Legacy Program, and answer any questions you may have for them. 

The Board of Directors is seeking to fill a recent vacancy.

Candidates may be residents of the district or non-residents who have a special interest in the district and the preservation of open space and the ownership, construction, and two improvements of public parks, recreation areas, and facilities.

Directors are responsible for the following:

Get a group together and play Pickleball at the Oak Brook Park District.

Funds are being raised by the Oak Brook Park District Foundation to sustain and enhance amenities at Central Park.

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America, with over 4.8 million people taking to the court. Better yet, it is the fastest-growing sport at the Oak Brook Park District! Ever thought about joining the fun? Rent our indoor courts with a group of 10 or more!

Just Show up and Play!

The Winter Lights at Central Park began in 2020 to offer a free outdoor activity to bring happiness and joy to the community during the pandemic. To do this, the Oak Brook Park District, with the support of the Oak Brook Park District Foundation, created an inclusive experience everyone could participate regardless of ability or socioeconomic status. An event growing in design and community popularity, this season’s event offered a free ½ mile loop with over 9+ individual scenes with music and moving lights.

The Oak Brook Park District Foundation is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the Peoples Resource Center. For the second year in a row, the Oak Brook Park District Foundation will accept donations on behalf of the Peoples Resource Center.