Recreation & Parks Advisory Board

Park Forest Advisory Board Logo June 2016 Cropped.jpg

The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board's mission is to advise the Board of Trustees of the progress in community building through
our parks. Park Forest is a community with destination parks,
open spaces, swimming pools, and a vast and diverse wetland
easily accessible to all residents. As part of our community building,
our main focus is to bring the benefits of play into our parks for
everyone. Play is not just good for the individual, but it brings us
together as a group. When you discover our parks and spend time
there, there is a rediscovery of play which produces not only a
physical, but a mental sense of wellbeing. Therefore, the
Advisory Board is committed to all our residents to cultivate
an appreciation for nature, encourage healthy lifestyle,
and build community through our Recreation and Parks.

We invite to you to be a part of the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board.

Recreation & Parks Advisory Board

Recreation & Parks Advisory Board as of 12/9/19

Avery Johnson Vice-Chair
Michael Adami

Karen Blackful
Andre Graham
Sean Hightower
Andrew Holzinger
Bettie Vines-Mathis
Trustee Candyce Herron, Board Liaison
Staff Liaison, Rob Gunther


Central Park

JANUARY 1, 2020
10 am-12 pm

Celebrate the new decade with a healthy start and reconnect with nature after the busy holidays!

The Park Forest Recreation and Parks Advisory Board invites you to join them in the “First Day in Nature” walk through the Central Park Wetlands (North Orchard St.).

Naturalist Michelle O'Connor will introduce us to winter birding and teach us how to recycle our household “trash” into bird feeders.  If there is snow, we encourage you to bring sleds, cross country skis, and/or snowshoes. We will then gather around a fire pit roasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate.

Meet at the Central Park Pavilion on Lakewood Blvd.