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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

Notice of Rescheduled Regular Meeting
The Open Lands Fund Commission will be hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM at the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, 14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois.  

Open Lands Fund Commission Agenda - August 26, 2014

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
  • Elaine Cooper
  • Jeanne Muellner
  • Judith Jacobs 
  • Trustee Kathleen Fenton
Village of Orland Park
708-403-5300
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