The Olympia Fields Park District is celebrating its 50th year in 2006. The Park District owns 142.95 acres of park land and operates year round recreation programs for the community, with special activities for pre-school, youth and adults. The Park District office is located at 20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL 60461. This is in Sgt. Means Park, in the 1890s farmhouse, Cull House, meeting facility. Sgt. Means Park has been recognized with the 1997 International Design Magazine "Design Distinction in the Environments' Award, the 1996 AIA/New York Chapter Design Award, and both the 1995 and 1996 Illinois Park and Recreation Association's "Outstanding Park and Facility" Award. Find out more about the Olympia Fields Park District at www.olympiafieldsparkdistrict.org You may also pick up a current booklet listing activities at the administrative office listed above.
Another unique park is Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center. This is a joint project of the Homewood-Flossmoor and Olympia Fields park districts. This 40-acre facility is involved with education, recreation and adventure. Find out more about Irons Oaks facilities and programs at www.ironsoaks.com
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