The fields have reached their useful life. Neither the north or south ballfields are used for programming and the District understands there is limited use. As part of this project, the South ballfield will be completely removed and restored to grass. The North ballfield backstop will be replaced and the infield will be restored to grass.

The playground will be closed beginning in August of 2024 until November 2024.

The playground will have new woodchip surfacing. Curbs will be added around the playgrounds, to help keep the woodchips in place. The tot lot will have a small section of pour-in-place surfacing surrounding the embankment slide (slide built into a hill).

Yes, the new path will end at the tennis court gates, extending the existing path that currently ends  a few feet before the gate.

The design with two separated playgrounds for the different age groups improves  safety for users and to maximizes the efficiency of the space.

No, the sand play element will be removed as part of this renovation. The water spigot near the existing sand play feature will also be removed.

The Park District understands that the game table is underutilized. The game table will be removed and replaced with seating..

The basketball court is scheduled to be repaved this year, and the Park District is taking the opportunity to reorient the basketball court. The basketball hoop will be shifted to the East side to improve playing experience. The Park District explored relocating the basketball court, but due to the ravine and topography of the park the District  determined that the court is currently in the most suitable location.

The backstop is being removed because it  has reached it’s useful life and was damaged in a storm last year.  At this point, the District does not intend to replace the backstop because of limited use in its current location.

The playground will be closed beginning in August of 2024 until November 2024.