Landscape Advisory Commission

Riverside Posters - Trees-Birds-Wildflowers - 6-17-2020

Our limited edition poster trio “Birds of Riverside,” “Trees of Riverside,” and “Wildflowers of Riverside” are on display on the second floor of Village Hall. 

Agendas & Minutes 

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m., the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The Commission does not meet in November or December.

About the Commission

The Landscape Advisory Commission (LAC) prepares and recommends to the Board 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. The plan offers guidelines on how best to steward our public land in the present day, and, on a periodic basis, reviews the present condition of public lands against the guidelines as set forth in the Master Landscape Plan. Riverside's public green spaces are integral to Frederick Law Olmsted's design, and to the Village's National Historic Landmark designation. The LAC works in concert with the Village Forester and Department of Public Works. 

Upcoming LAC Sponsored Events

The LAC sponsors events to help educate and inspire residents and visitors about the one-of-a-kind landscape in Riverside. Watch for e-flashes and the Village Facebook page for more information. 

Picnic on the Swan Pond Bluff

Back by popular demand! Join us on September 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Swan Pond.  This is a fun, socially distant, BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) event.  Please plan on using recyclable and compostable materials, just like they did in the old days.  Enjoy the natural beauty of Swan Pond with BYO picnicking, violin music, a docent-led arboretum tour, and a children’s craft. Event rain date is 9/25. Download our flyer. 

Arboretum Walking Tours

Join docents for a tour of Riverside’s Guthrie Park trees – young and old!  The Village of Riverside was certified as an arboretum in 2015. Check back here for upcoming dates as events are scheduled. Learn more about the Village's ArbNet Accreditation or take a virtual tour here