Forest Park

Year of award: 
2016
Award category: 
Rehabilitation
Original architect: 
O.C. Simonds
Year built: 
1896
Restoration architect: 
Stephen Stimson Associates and P. Clifford Miller

The nine-acre bluff-top park, originally designed in 1896 by landscape gardener O.C. Simonds, was rehabilitated by landscape architect Stephen Stimson Associates along with local landscape architect P. Clifford Miller. The project successfully restored the Park’s original character while sensitively updating and improving infrastructure, drainage, and pedestrian amenities. The project was spearheaded by the Lake Forest Garden Club in coordination with The City of Lake Forest.