Thanks, everyone, for the huge turnout at Thursday night’s Schoolyard presentation to the Park District Board. We had about 75 people attend to support the project and over 700 sign the petition! It was clear to the Board that there is strong community support for our plan. They did not raise any questions about the plan itself, which was received positively. They strongly encouraged the school district to move ahead with a formal partnership between these two taxing bodies so that the Park District can consider the Schoolyard when they do budget planning in June. The school district has always been supportive, and they welcome this chance to partner with the Park District.
The Wednesday Journal wrote about the meeting. You can find the story on oakpark.com
We are excited about the progress being made and we’ll keep you updated as things move ahead.
Thank you for all your tireless support,
The Irving Schoolyard Project