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Kennedy Park Playground Replacement Project

Kennedy Park playground is scheduled for replacement in Spring 2018.  The  project has been in a holding pattern over the past several years due to potential interest in the property from other local Highland Park governments.  The park was considered by the City of Highland Park for a potential new fire station site and was an option for the NSSD 112 Reconfiguration discussion.  NSSD 112 owns the north portion of the park.  

Since that time, both the City and NSSD ruled out Kennedy for future building, clearing the way for the Park District to move forward with its intended plan and investment for replacing the playground.  

Project Schedule: 
April 3, 2017 –  neighborhood open house to solicit input for future new general park amenities   
July 10, 2017  –  neighborhood playground planning meeting
November 13, 2017 – neighborhood final playground plan review
Spring 2018 – playground installation

Questions?  Comments?  Contact Jeff Smith, Assistant Director of Planning, at 847.579.3109 or email him at jsmith@pdhp.org


PROJECT UPDATES

June 27 Update: 

Kick-off neighborhood meeting for planning the new  Kennedy Park playground is scheduled for Monday, July 10 at 7pm at West Ridge Center. Click here for more details.

June 23 Update: 

Parks staff removed select playground equipment (including roller slide, sand play tower, and swings) and added new surfacing for the safety of our residents. The remaining equipment will continue to be maintained for residents to enjoy over the next several months until the new playground equipment is installed.

April 25 Update:

Input from open house and neighbors is compiled to begin planning for the new playground.

April 24 Update:

NSSD 112 provides written confirmation that the park would not be considered for a future school.

April 3 Update:

Open house held to solicit feedback from neighbors on what general amenities they would like to see incorporated into the park.