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Master Site Plan

Dear Lake Katherine Stakeholder,

I am pleased to announce the completion of the Master Site Plan for Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens. This is the first large-scale improvement plan created for the site since its formal inception in 1988. It incorporates thoughtful planning expertise and rich community input. We are confident that this new Master Plan preserves the beauty of Lake Katherine while it also charts the way toward an expanded and detailed view of how Lake Katherine may serve the public.

The Lake Katherine Master Site Plan encourages sustainable development that lays a foundation for enhancing natural areas, expands recreational activities, encourages life-long learning, and strategically helps to create new revenue opportunities that will promote self-sufficiency.

The staff and volunteers of Lake Katherine, along with the Lake Katherine Board of Directors, look forward to fully utilizing this plan to facilitate the redevelopment process, a process that will help Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens emerge as the foremost environmental learning destination in the south suburbs.

We invite continued communication and community input as we proceed with the development of Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens. No doubt our commitment to the purposeful, on-going development of this site will enhance the experience of living in our wonderful City of Palos Heights and for the many surrounding communities that have come to love Lake Katherine.

With deepest regards,

Ginny Carpenter

Lake Katherine Board of Directors, Chair

Openlands Green Region Award

Lake Katherine Receives Openlands  Green Region award to help assist with Master Site Plan, Click here for more details

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