Mon, July 15 at 8am – 

Due to the excessive rain:

  • Sunset Woods Park and Sunset Valley Golf Club are closed.
  • Portions of the paths at The Preserve of Highland Park and Larry Fink Park are flooded.

Construction is expected to begin early Spring 2024 through the end of Spring 2024, though the schedule is weather dependent.

No trees are expected to be removed as part of the project.  Some plantings will be removed to accommodate the new accessible entry path

Yes. The project will include a landscape plan for the area surrounding the tot-lot.

Yes, the existing fence will be replaced with a new fence.

This project focuses on the tot lot, though the Park District is accepting comments for what the community would like to see on the North lot.

The plan proposes to use pour-in-place rubber safety surface, often referred to as the soft surface.

No, the drinking fountain’s location will not change, but the drinking fountain will be replaced. 

Yes, in efforts to create a safer and less steep entry to the playground, the path will extend back further behind the playground which will move the entrance and create a gradually sloped pathway.

Through the listening sessions, we heard support for adding pieces that would be enjoyed by older kids. We also heard the need for a greater variety of play equipment, with pieces that are more challenging to stimulate the older tots.

The Park District is required to follow ASTM CPSI requirements regarding age-appropriate equipment. The proposed playground includes climbing opportunities and an expression swing that may engage older children.

No, the playground will remain a tot-lot, for the 2-5 age group.