Please click the link below to access a recording of the White Oaks Park Educational Presentation that was held on September 10. If you have any questions related to the project, please contact Ben Appler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**NEW** Click here to visit the Online Program Guide.
Click here to download the September-October Program Guide.
The Wood Dale Park District, in conjunction with School District #7, has developed the Kid Club program to support and assist families needing full-day care for their children both during, between, and after the times designated for remote-learning.
The program is designed for students in grades K – 5 attending Oakbrook and/or Westview schools.
The program will be offered Monday-Friday (5-day option only) with the following care options to select from:
7:00 – 8:15am - $99/month
8:15 am – 3:15 pm - $287/month
3:15 – 6:00 pm - $113/month
For more information, visit the Kid Club page here.
To register, please call the Recreation Complex front desk at 630-595-9333 or email Dan, the program supervisor, at email@example.com.
(As of Friday, June 26, 2020 – information subject to change)
COVID-19 Statement and General Guidelines
The health and safety of our participants, families, and staff is paramount. Guidelines and expectations, based on the recommendations of the "Restore Illinois" Plan, Center for Disease Control and health departments at the state and county level have been put in place to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Please adhere to the following guidelines when participating in a Wood Dale Park District program or event or visiting one of our facilities.
COVID-19 Program Participant and Facility Visitor Code of Conduct
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Wood Dale is very fortunate to have a site within its boundaries that allows for the preservation and appreciation of nature. White Oaks Park is an invaluable asset to the community. To further the effort to showcase and improve this site, the Park District has embarked upon a three-phase plan for its redevelopment. This post is to keep you updated as we launch Phase #2.
After the approval of the Comprehensive Community Action Plan in 2015, the planning for White Oaks Park began when landscape architects were hired to prepare a concept plan for the park. Altamanu, a land planning and architecture firm with strong environmental stewardship experience, conducted community planning focus groups in 2016 to gain ideas on what the park re-development should include. Ideas came forth from vested residents including neighbors living near the site, current users of the park (dog area, scout area, trails, etc.) and other stakeholders in the community (police, city, school district, etc.).
Public input and further study of the site laid the foundation for decisions to be made on the re-development. Once a solid and workable plan was determined, the Park District focused its energy on securing funding for the project, which led to the issuance of General Obligation Bonds and the creation of a financial partnership with the City of Wood Dale. The Park District also secured an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development Grant from the State of Illinois.
Phase #1 began in the Spring of 2019 and was completed last fall with the construction of The Woodlands along with some other site improvements on the west side of the park. With Phase #1 completed, the Park District was able to move into Phase #2 and placed the work out to bid earlier this year. The bidding process was successful, and the lowest responsible bidder was selected and placed under contract for construction last month. As a result, Phase #2 construction has started. Phase #2 improvements include.
Phase #2 construction is slated to last until December. As a result, the eastern 2/3 of the park is fenced off and closed, for everyone’s safety. The parking lot, Dog-Friendly Area, and The Woodlands will be open, with COVID-19 guidelines enforced.
The Park District is planning to conduct a community education meeting on Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 pm on Zoom to present the environmental improvements being made and address any community questions. Please be on the lookout for more information.
We hope you are all as excited about the improvements being made to White Oaks Park as we are. We appreciate your support as we go through the construction process.