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Open Lands of Orland Park
Open LandsThe Draw of Open Spaces
One of the many reasons people choose Orland Park as the place they want to live is the parks, forest preserves, and open spaces.

In an attempt to preserve some of these open spaces in the village, Mayor Dan McLaughlin and the Board of Trustees formed the Open Lands Fund in November 1995, with the simple goal of improving the quality of life in Orland Park by increasing the amount of open space for present and future generations.

Fund Raising
In addition to public grants and other funding mechanisms, the Village seeks donations from private sources to acquire Open Lands, which are then protected in perpetuity from development.  Open Lands are accessible to the public and offer passive recreational activities such as walking trails.

Objectives
Open Lands' objectives are to acquire land and use other real estate techniques to:
  • Preserve critical and sensitive environmental areas
  • Provide comprehensive linkage between open spaces
  • Add to existing holdings for specific advantages
  • Provide wildlife habitat
  • Provide additional land in already developed areas
  • Improve aesthetic benefits

Special Meeting
The members of the Open Lands Fund Commission of the Village of Orland Park, Illinois, will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM at Francesca’s Restaurant, 12960 S. LaGrange Road, Palos Park, Illinois. The agenda for the said meeting is set forth below: 

1. Open Lands Anniversary
2. Future Direction of Open Lands Commission/Open Lands Corporation





Contact Us
Open Lands Fund Commission

Open Lands of Orland Park


Regularly Scheduled Meetings:
2nd Thursday of Every Other Month

Open Lands Board of Directors
  • Lou Mule
  • Trustee Kathleen Fenton
  • Judith Jacobs 
  • Thomas McSharry
  • Jeanne Muellner
  • Robert Sullivan        

Village of Orland Park
708-403-5300
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