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Sunset Woods Park Planning – Update

9/18/20- Over the past few weeks, many of you have shared your vision for Sunset Woods Playground and Park. Just over 300 people participated in a vision survey online. We spoke with participants at the open house and patrons using the parks. We heard some creative ideas, including interest in ziplines, play structures with height, and hill play. Beyond the playground, we listened to an interest in park elements such as a splash pad, a wheel friendly plaza, and fitness opportunities. The project team is busy reviewing your feedback to finalize a project program that will guide the playground and master plan’s initial schematic plans. These plans are expected to be presented to the community at the end of October. At that time, there will be opportunities to collaborate with the Project Team on the design and share your feedback. In the meantime, continue to send ideas and comments either by email to or on the online comment card.

Project Overview

The Park District Board has approved a planning project for the renovation of Sunset Wood’s Park iconic Rocket Ship playground and Titanic Tides tot lot located on the western edge of the park and  development of a master plan for the entire park.  In keeping with our community engagement tradition, an essential aspect of the Sunset Woods project planning process is a collaboration with residents.

Now, and over the next few months, community members will have a variety of opportunities to provide their input on the playground design and the vision for Sunset Woods as the project progresses.  In keeping with DCEO COVID-19 guidelines, online, virtual, and in-person engagement opportunities will be available to all residents.

New interactive online, virtual, and in-person opportunities are available for you and your family to share your ideas in developing this exciting and important project.

Online, Interactive, and at Your Convenience
Visit the Sunset Woods Interactive Project Website to learn more about the project and provide your feedback at your convenience.  On the interactive website, you will be able to:

      Take a closer look at the visuals presented at the August 26 Community Open House, click here 
      Participate in a vision board survey, click here
     Vote for your favorite park elements and features, click here
     Share your thoughts on our online comment card, click here 

Please contact Amalia Schwartz, Planning and Projects Manager, with any questions and comments. 847.579.4090 or

For more information on the project, click here