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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. at Municipal Services unless otherwise 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
Paul Best - Chairman 510 Buena Rd. 847-735-1148
Rich Adams 460 Exeter Place 847-295-2335
Nancy Duffy 370 Glenwood Road 847-234-1690
Shannon Maguire 101 Sunset Place 847-800-6760
Steve Reimer 1091 Windhaven Court 847-235-1874
Jared Rhoads 1875 Surrey Lane 224-544-5365
Melanie Walsh 140 Park Avenue 847-323-7353
Sally Swarthout
Director of Parks & Recreation
400 Hastings Road 847-810-3942



New for 2020: Lake Forest "Lights Up the Parks" (05:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Event's details
November 27, 2020
Time:05:00 PM - 06:00 PM


Park and Recreation Board Meeting (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Event's details
December 15, 2020

Time:06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Stirling Hall, Lake Forest, IL -60045

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


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Regular Meeting 10.20. 2020
Agenda / Video

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Regular Meeting 09.15. 2020
Agenda / Minutes / Video

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Regular Meeting 08.18. 2020
Agenda / Minutes / Video

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

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