You spoke, and the Oak Park and River Forest High School Board of Education listened. Some community members have expressed concerns about the current board-approved option for replacing the District 200’s two 90-year-old pools, which have significant structural and mechanical deficits. 

At the top of the list of concerns are cost and the removal of the parking garage. As a result, the board asked the architects — quite literally — to go back to the drawing board and come up with new options.

The architects did, and now we want to hear your feedback. The board is hosting three meetings to share the new options, including costs. We’re also leading pool tours, for those who want to see the facilities up close. You can attend a tour on a different day from a meeting if that works best for your schedule.

The meetings will all follow the same format: brief presentations by district officials and Legat Architects, followed by facilitated table discussions. You’ll have the chance to review and compare the options and share your feedback. The meetings are designed to get input from community members. We encourage you to attend and to provide your best thinking, but we ask that you participate in a table discussion at only one of the meetings.

Your voice matters. Please come and tell us what you think. Your feedback will be used to help improve the options and inform the board about the community’s collective response.

To ensure we have enough materials, please let us know which meeting you would like to attend by visiting pool.oprfhs.org, emailing lhayes@oprfhs.org, or phoning 708-434-3692. Additional information is also available on the website.

Karin Sullivan

Director of Communications,
OPRF High School
 

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