Tinley Park Mental Health CenterTINLEY PARK – Thanks to support from State Senator Michael E. Hastings, the Tinley Park-Park District has acquired the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center site and will move forward with renovating the area into recreational space for residents.

“Tinley Park deserves a community space that is something to be proud of,” said Hastings (D-Frankfort).  “I am overjoyed with the park district’s plan to restore such an important space in our area.”

Hastings led the passage of a law that allowed the park district to purchase the Tinley Park Mental Health Center and Howe Development Center for $1. A $15 million grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will help fund the revitalization efforts. The plan for the property includes athletic fields, track and field facilities, a domed sports complex and open recreational space.

The former mental health center is located on a 280-acre plot of land that has been vacant since 2012.

The state-owned property underwent an environmental study in 2019 that led to the discovery of numerous environmental concerns. The park district is working on cleaning up the property, and an updated environmental study is underway.  

“This funding is a sign of our commitment to a safe, usable space for our residents,” said Hastings. “When this new park and recreational space opens up, community members will be able to enjoy a fantastic facility.”

To learn more about this project, visit the park district’s website.