Awards

2017 CAPRA Accreditation

 The Oak Brook Park District has become the 8th park and recreation agency in Illinois to be accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The achievement positions the Oak Brook Park District among an elite group of fewer than 200 accredited agencies nationwide.

2016 USTA Facility Award Winner

The Oak Brook Tennis Center was one of 12 winners in the 35th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. The Oak Brook Tennis Center was honored at the USTA Semi-annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on September 1, 2016.

2015 National Gold Medal Award in Parks and Recreation

The 2015 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), awarded this honor to Oak Brook Park District live during the Opening Session of the NRPA Annual Conference on September 15 in Nevada.

2014 Exceptional Workplace Award

The Oak Brook Park District was among nine Illinois Park District’s to be awarded the 2014 Exceptional Workplace Award from the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s Health and Wellness Committee. The criteria applicants were scored on included staff wellness programs, continuing education, team building, community involvement, environmental policy, risk management, and professionalism. The award was presented on January 23, 2015 at the 2015 IAPD/IPRA (Illinois Association of Park Districts/ Illinois Park & Recreation Association) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.