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Parks & Recreation Board

The City's special charter gives it ownership of all public parks and recreation facilities within the City and an obligation to regulate and improve those assets. The Park and Recreation Board serves as an advisory body in regard to the development and operation of recreation programs, playgrounds, the Recreation Center, the Deer Path Golf Course, the beach and all other City-owned park and recreational facilities. The Board also acts as a liaison between the residents and the City Council on all park and recreation matters.

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and alternates between meeting at City Hall or Municipal Services as noted on the agenda.

Park and Recreation Board meetings are broadcast live and rebroadcast on channel 17.  To see the channel 17 schedule for rebroadcast click here.   A DVD copy of the meeting is available in the Reference Section at Lake Forest Library.

To view previous meeting videos please click here:  Video Archive


Name Address Telphone
Charles Kohlmeyer - Chairman 1656 Bowling Green Drive 847-295-1842
Paul Best 510 Buena Rd. 847-735-1148
Jake Lee 845 Forest Hill Rd. 952-818-4688
Scott Herman 1100 Inverlieth Road 847-235-2706
Shannon Maguire 101 Sunset Place 847-800-6760
Steve Reimer 1091 Windhaven Court 847-235-1874
Paul "Skoo" Walker 903 Oakwood Avenue 847-234-6057 (h)
847-644-1225 (w)
Sally Swarthout
Director of Parks & Recreation
400 Hastings Road 847-810-3942


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Regular Meeting 10.18.16

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Regular Meeting 09.20.16
Agenda / Video / Minute

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Regular Meeting 07.19.16
Agenda / Minute

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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