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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
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)
Melanie Walsh 140 Park Avenue 847-323-7353
Sally Swarthout
Director of Parks & Recreation
400 Hastings Road 847-810-3942



Park and Recreation Board Meeting (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

Event's details
February 20, 2018

Time:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Municipal Services Building, Lake Forest, IL -60045

The public is welcome to attend.
This meeting is not televised.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Regular Meeting 11.21.17

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Regular Meeting 10.17.17
Agenda / Minute

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Regular Meeting 09.19.17
Agenda / Minute

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

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