The Village of Orland Park continues its wave of growth, expansion and redevelopment while maintaining its exciting progression from a historic rural community to a small Chicago suburb and ultimately to a dynamic corporate and commercial center. With a population near 60,000, Orland Park enjoys signs of affluence and sophistication. Orland Park is known throughout the region for exceptional housing and schools, being the commercial center of the Chicago Southland, the location of choice for corporations, a bonafide green community and the current redevelopment of its pedestrian oriented Downtown Orland Park. Bordered by the lush greenery of the Cook County Forest Preserves, the village owns more than 700 acres of park land in town with a diverse collection of recreational amenities, from an elaborate aquatic center and modern recreation center to playgrounds, sports facilities, hiking and biking trails. The mayor's Open Lands Program has preserved nearly 300 acres of open space in the village. Orland Park's unique environment has earned recognition among America’s Top 100 Best Places to Live (Money Magazine) in both 2006 and 2008, along with a number of other regional, state and national accolades.