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About Orland Park

Orland Park, Illinois




Orland Park is a village in Cook CountyIllinoisUnited States which in 2010 had a population of 56,767.

25 miles (40 km) southwest of Chicago, Orland Park is close to several interstate highways, with the I-80 east-west coast connector as its southern border. The Metra commuter rail system links it to the Chicago Loop and from there to O'Hare and Midway airports.






Orland Park, Illinois
Motto: "Where you want to be"
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States








Orland Park is in southwest Cook County in OrlandPalos, and Bremen Townships at 41°36′26″N 87°51′42″W(41.6073508, -87.8616741). A small portion of the village extends into Frankfort Township in Will County. It is 25 miles (40 km) southwest of downtown Chicago.

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 22.16 square miles (57.4 km2), of which 21.88 square miles (56.7 km2) (or 98.74%) is land and 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) (or 1.31%) is water.

The main bodies of water in Orland are two lakes: Lake Sedgewick and McGinnis Slough.

Bordering communities of Orland Park include Homer Glen to the west (in Will County), Orland Hills and Mokena(also in Will County) to the south, Tinley Park to the southeast, Oak Forest to the east, and Palos Park and Palos Heights to the north.





Recreation and parks





The historic John Humphrey House




Orland Park boasts a very large Recreation and Parks Department. With over 60 parks in the village, there are plenty of options for recreation, from sports complexes to nature trails.

The Centennial Park Aquatic Center is a 192-acre (78 ha) park with a public pool. With six water slides, two large pools, and a children's play area, it is one of the largest public pools in the area. Since its debut in 1992, the Aquatic center has gone through multiple renovations to accommodate its growing popularity. There have been several add-ons, including two new water slides, and two outdoor sand volleyball courts.

Located just south of the Centennial Park Aquatic Center, Lake Sedgewick is a 95-acre (38 ha) lake with plenty of activities to take advantage of. There are multiple hiking paths, nature trails, boardwalks, and boat ramps. There are also pedal boats and kayaks available to rent. Fishing and boating is allowed as well.

The Winter Wonderland Ice Rink is also located in Centennial Park. Opened from November to March, this outdoor ice rink is free of charge. There is a small warming hut where you can rent ice skates.

Located on 159th Street, the Sportsplex is the largest indoor recreational facility in Orland Park. There are three full-sized basketball courts, an indoor soccer field, and a full weight room with free weights, plenty of cardio options, and a ¼-mile indoor track. Personal trainers are available, along with many different fitness classes, including Pilates, yoga, cycling, and zumba. The Sportsplex also has a 35-foot (11 m) rock wall with six different routes for all skill levels. With over 90,000 square feet (8,400 m2) of space, the Sportsplex is the recreation center of Orland Park.

The Recreation and Parks Department also helps organize many public events. Centennial Park hosts plenty of charity events. There are also seasonal events, including the Orland Park Turkey Trot, which is a 5K run held on Thanksgiving morning at the John Humphrey Complex. These events are heavily advertised and supported by students of the local Carl Sandburg High School.







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