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Lawn Manor Park Ribbon-Cutting

Kelly White

The Oak Lawn community takes pride in its many parks.
With a recently renovated playground, Oak Lawn Park District officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lawn Manor Park, 10800 S. Kostner Ave, Oak Lawn, on Monday, June 14.
“I am personally excited for the park to open while the weather is getting warmer so that our community can enjoy everything this park has to offer,” Denise Iwinski, Marketing and Public Relations Supervisor for the Oak Lawn Park District, said. “I can’t wait to see all of the smiling faces as our community enjoys this wonderful, new park.”
The Oak Lawn Park District received a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to help fund the renovations at Lawn Manor Park.

Renovations include: a new playground with a 5 through 12-year-old play structure, a tot structure, musical chimes, and a 75’ zip line. A large shelter area which features a live roof consisting of trays of plant material on the lower roof terrace.
Other new amenities include a sand volleyball court, walking paths, two basketball courts (1/2 court each), two tennis courts, a pickleball court, and site lighting. Also renovated were both baseball fields with new benches, fencing, and concrete dug-outs.
One of the highlights this summer, providing fun and keeping children cool in the warm sun, is the spray pad. A splash pad, or spray pad, is a recreation area in a public park for water play that has little or no standing water and is made for children up to age 12.
All of the city’s splash pads and spray pads are currently operating, weather permitting, and are free to the public to enjoy.
“We live right down the street and the renovations are great,” Laura O’Toole, of Oak Lawn, said. “We love the spray pad, especially on these blazing hot days.”
Keeping residents active and coinciding with the community’s GO OAK LAWN program, Lawn Manor Park also features a brand-new fitness court that was made possible thanks to a National Fitness Campaign (NFC) grant.
“The renovations and added park amenities will provide our patrons with a variety of recreational and leisure opportunities all in one place,” Iwinski said. “Patrons can play sand volleyball, have fun in our spray pad, read a book in our picnic shelter, or enjoy an outdoor workout with our unique Fitness Court.”
The Fitness Court includes equipment seven functional training zones to complete seven minutes and seven movements. The fitness court allows users to engage via their smart phones with other fitness court users around the country. They can access a workout library the National Fitness Campaign has established on their own personal phone as well.
GO OAK LAWN is a new wellness movement designed to increase community health through activity, education, and collaboration. GO OAK LAWN is sponsored by Advocate Christ Medical Center. The goal is for patrons to partake in 30 minutes of daily activity: walking, swimming, taking a fitness class, playing at a park or more. The program promotes community health and wellness.
“I am very excited to see the renovations at Lawn Manor Park fully completed and can’t wait to see people using this park,” Tom Hartwig, Executive Director of the Oak Lawn Park District, said. “Our residents are going to really enjoy the new Fitness Court which is a state-of-the-art, digitally connected platform for adults of all ages and abilities to develop healthy habits and maintain long-term wellness.”

 

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