Oak Park, IL
Park, originally designed by Jens Jensen, has become the central park and heart
of the Village of Oak Park. It is the contemporary “village green” and a
setting for a series of public buildings including the Oak Park Public Library.
Altamanu has redesigned the public plaza, pathways and setting for the library
and it’s interaction with the park.
design views the park as a living entity composed of iconic public spaces lined
within a canopy of flowering trees. A new Pleace Plaza, with curved benches and
native floral displays surrounds the WWI memorial. The design allows the
memorial greater accessibility and links the space to a meadow of flowers and
redesigned entryways feature interpretive signage welcoming residents to the
park. New tennis courts, a prairie style custom playground, pathways, trees, a
performance stage and contemporary LED lighting have been added to the park.