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Sunset Woods Park Community Survey Postponed

11/18/20 – The Sunset Woods Park Playground Renovation and Master Plan presentation scheduled for the November 17 Park Board Meeting and an online survey requesting community feedback expected to start on November 19 have been postponed.   Due to COVID-19 emergency orders issued by Governor Pritzker and the City of Highland Park, the Park District had to refocus its attention for the November 17 Board Meeting. The project team will schedule the Sunset Woods Park Playground Renovation and Master Plan project presentation to the Park Board for a later date.  The online survey will open for community comment following the Park Board presentation. The Park District will continue to post project updates on the website and will announce the adjusted timeline when available.

Project Background

This past summer, the Park District Board of Commissioners approved design services to renovate Sunset Woods Park’s iconic Rocket Ship Playground and Titanic Tides Tot Lot located on the park’s western edge. The Park Board also approved design services to develop a site master plan for the entire park to ensure that the playground renovation fits into a modern vision of Sunset Woods Park for the whole community to enjoy.

Construction of the new playground and tot lot is anticipated to occur in 2021. All other park improvements identified in the Sunset Woods Park master plan will be considered for future years.

In keeping with our community engagement tradition, an essential aspect of the Sunset Woods project planning process is a collaboration with residents. Throughout the project, community members will have various opportunities to provide their input on the playground design and the vision for Sunset Woods. In keeping with COVID-19 DCEO guidelines, online, virtual, and in-person engagement opportunities will be available to the community.

Learn more about the Sunset Woods Projects