This group prepares and recommends to the Boards of Trustees a master landscape plan for all public areas, prepares an inventory of all trees and plantings within Riverside parks, and advises the Board of Trustees on treatment and disease prevention methods for all plantings.
Riverside's public green spaces are integral to Frederick Law Olmsted's design, and to the Village's historic designation. To help preserve this treasured legacy, the Village's Landscape Advisory Commission is charged with developing a master landscape plan (PDF). The plan offers guidelines on how best to steward our public land in the present day.
Help Beautify Riverside
The Landscape Advisory Commission works with volunteers throughout the Village to help beautify and maintain the landscape. There are many volunteer opportunities including:
Special planting days
Stewardship of green spaces
Leading tours of the Village Arboretum or Natural Areas
Weeding and invasive plant control
This is an opportunity to meet some of your neighbors and improve our community. If you are interested in any of these opportunities or have ideas of your own, please contact the Village Office at 708-447-2700.
Questions or comments about the Landscape Advisory Commission or Riverside's landscape? Contact the Commission at LAC@riverside.il.us.