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.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 

Meetings

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.

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.

A Resource for Residents 

Download our Resident Quick Reference Guide to Landscaping. The Landscape Advisory Commission developed this informative handout to help residents understand how they can help manage and protect the unique landscape of our historic landmark village.

Contact the Commission 

If you have a question or comment, you may email the Landscape Advisory Commission at LAC@riverside.il.us.