Tinley Park Mental Health Property

We did it! After many years of inaction, the Park District will be taking ownership of the former mental health center property for only $1, and we’re cleaning it up using $15 million in state funding! We’re saving Tinley Park taxpayers over $4.5 million to purchase the site, which the Village had previously offered for the land, and saving taxpayers to finally clean up this eyesore!

We’re very grateful to the leadership of our Park Board of Commissioners for their work to get this done: Board President Marie Ryan and Commissioners Bernie O’Boyle, Donald Cuba, Lisa O’Donovan, and Ashley Rubino.

Cleaning Up the Property

Cleaning up this eyesore is our #1 priority. An environmental firm is currently conducting an updated study to guide the work to knock down buildings and remediate the site. The first phase of the Environmental Site Assessment study has already been completed – learn more about Phase 1 at the button below.

While the clean-up process will take time, you may have already noticed changes on the property as we’ve significantly cut back weeds, grass, trees and general overgrowth that had not been tended to on the property for many years.

Updates are provided at Board meetings, in our newsletters, and posted here.

You can also find a copy of the report regarding asbestos and lead paint contamination on site below.



Under the plan, the site would house multipurpose athletic fields, a domed sports complex with a full-size soccer field, a stadium with a track, a playground and splash pad, concession stands, spectator stands, lighting, ample parking, as well as a pond, picnic areas and open green space. See a rendering of our proposed plan here.

Explore the Buildings

See the Progress

Remove the Eyesore


We want to be sure to update you at every step of this process. Sign up for our new Remediate 280 newsletter email updates.

We will post updates here and on our social media accounts: on Twitter, @TinleyParkFUN, and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/tinleyparkFUN.

Don’t hesitate to contact us directly should you have questions at info@tinleyparkdistrict.org or at 708-342-4200.