Downtown OP supports renewing our parks

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The Downtown Oak Park Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the "Renew our Parks" park district referendum at our March 8 meeting. Our board members agreed that our parks are an asset to our community, providing green space, and places for activities and respite.

Specifically for Downtown Oak Park, Austin Gardens enhances our district. This idyllic park serves as the home for the Festival Theatre and The Art Fair, drawing new faces to our downtown. Austin Gardens also serves as a place of tranquility for downtown workers, families and visitors.

The Downtown Oak Park Board recognizes that our parks enhance the quality life and increase property values within our community. As with any asset to the community, it is important that we reinvest in our parks.

Donna Ogdon-Chen
Executive Director, Downtown Oak Park

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