The City of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation, developed this plan to guide park, facility, and program development decisions for the next ten years.


athletic field assessment

The City of Lake Forest Athletic Field Assessment was undertaken in the spring and summer of 2020 to better understand the needs for City owned field improvements, locations, and layout. The need for a detailed understanding of the City's athletic fields was identified in the 2019 Parks and Recreation Department 10-year Strategic Master Plan. The goal of this Athletic Field Assessment was to gain a better understanding of the field conditions across all City parks, how the fields are used, options for improvements, and consideration of priorities.

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Our second Athletic Field Improvements Community Workshop is scheduled for January 19th.

Join the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Board for an Athletic Field Improvements Community Workshop on Wednesday, January 19 from 7-8:30 pm at Deer Path Middle School. If you're planning to attend in-person, please register in advance. Face coverings are required.

The first Community Workshop held on December 15 included a scorecard exercise, round table discussions, and a brief "report out" period for sharing individual table comments. The second Community Workshop on January 19 will summarize community input, provide supporting data, and serve as an opportunity for the community to evaluate the different options using criteria identified in the first workshop.

For more information, visit the Athletic Field Improvements webpage.


Athletic Field Improvements Survey Results
In order to get a pulse for community sentiment, we conducted a short survey to gather preliminary information on community priorities related to athletic field improvements at Deerpath Community Park. The online survey was available from October 15-23, 2021. The survey received 761 unique responses, 730 from self-identified Lake Forest residents. Responses from the 31 non-residents are not included in the summary. The survey was administered and analyzed in collaboration with Zencity, a community engagement platform for local government.


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