Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON)
The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization whose mission is to promote interest in the Oak Park Conservatory, offer educational and recreational opportunities and support projects that benefit the Oak Park Conservatory.
We have more than 500 members, many of whom are active volunteers at the Conservatory and at FOPCON sponsored events.
We support the Oak Park Conservatory because it is…
A secret garden where families are welcome to learn more about nature.
A green respite during the long Chicago winters.
A place where children can learn more about their world.
A living, historical place in our community.
A place that was saved from a wrecking ball by community activists in the 1970’s.
A place to come together to grow a more beautiful Oak Park.
2020 Annual Meeting
Our annual meeting was held June 11, 2020 over zoom. Click here to read the minutes and learn about our new board members, last year’s accomplishments, and future plans for The Friends and the Conservatory within the context of Covid 19. Patti Staley, the Director of Horticulture at the Conservatory, presented a summary.