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Lincoln Park Renovation
Location
1280 Green Bay Road
Target Start Date
Summer 2024
Target End Date
Fall 2025

Exciting improvements are coming to Lincoln Park. In 2023, Lincoln park’s tot lot playground was up for replacement along with an update to the park’s path and recoloring of the basketball court. Though, through engagement efforts, the Park District heard concerns over the loss of Lincoln School’s recreational amenities, including the 5-12 playground.

In response, the Park District developed a conceptual plan to address the concerns of the community and applied for grant funding to support the project. The Park District was awarded $528,500 through the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant program for improvements to Lincoln Park. With the OSLAD grant funding, the Park District will be able to adjust the park layout to accommodate a 5-12 playground, increase basketball court space, and address critical updates to Lincoln Park’s existing amenities.

Project Details:

  • new 2-5 and 5-12 playground
  • new full-size basketball court
  • new picnic/shade shelter
  • diamond field improvements
  • soccer field improvements
  • walking path improvements and reconfiguration
  • site furniture replacement
  • related site work and landscaping

Join the Conversation!

The design process is collaborative, the community will have various opportunities to get involved beginning this summer. Construction is expected to begin in summer of 2025.

If you are interested in receiving notifications about this project, please provide your contact information to [email protected] or fill out the Contact Us form on this page to be added to the contact list.

Concept Plan

Project Updates

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February 1, 2024

The Park District of Highland Park was awarded $528,500 through the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant program administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for improvements to Lincoln Park. The OSLAD grant is a state-funded program providing up to 50% of the project costs for public park and recreation projects.

Design will begin this summer and the community will have various opportunities to participate in the design process. Construction is expected to begin in summer of 2025.

February 1, 2024
September 15, 2023

The Park District of Highland Park submitted an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant for improvements to Lincoln Park.
Support from the OSLAD grant program would enable the Park District to adjust the layout of Lincoln Park to accommodate a 5-12 playground, increase basketball court space and address critical updates to Lincoln Park’s existing amenities. Updates include a new tot lot and improvements to the walking path, diamond fields and soccer field. The proposed concept for Lincoln Park was presented as Concept 2 in the August 15 Community Meeting.

September 15, 2023
August 7, 2023

You’re Invited!

The Park District of Highland Park will be hosting a community meeting on August 15, 2023 at 6pm at West Ridge Center (636 Ridge Road) to collect feedback for Lincoln Park.

The Park District of Highland Park heard the neighborhood’s interest in a new 5-12 playground due to the approved agreement to sell Lincoln School. Two design options have been developed that reconsider Lincoln Park with the addition of a 5-12 playground.

Feedback collected at this meeting will be used to assist in securing grant funding and to support adding a 5-12 playground at the park, which is currently unfunded.

If you cannot attend this meeting and would like to provide feedback, the presentation from the August 15th meeting will be posted to the project page on August 16th for those who are unable to make the meeting and would still like to provide feedback.

August 7, 2023
June 23, 2023

We heard you!

The Park District heard the neighborhood’s concerns over losing a 5-12 playground due to the sale of Lincoln School. As such, the Park District of Highland Park is going back to the drawing board to develop plans for Lincoln Park that consider the inclusion of a 5-12 play space. The comments and data collected through the survey will be integrated into the plans for the improved 2-5 playground. There will be other opportunities to get involved in design as the Park District proceeds with planning. While the Park District will continue with the planning effort, the addition of a 5-12 playground is not currently budgeted in the Park District’s capital plan.

This change of direction will impact improvements scheduled for 2023. The tot lot, repaving of the path, and the patch/color of the basketball court planned for 2023 will be deferred to a future year and incorporated into the new plan.

The Park District will continue to follow the School District’s plans to coordinate efforts. Project updates will be posted to this web page.

Please direct questions and comments to [email protected].

June 23, 2023
April 26, 2023

The Park District of Highland Park is hosting listening sessions at Lincoln Park to collect feedback for the playground replacement.

Please stop by during one of the following times to share your thoughts!
• Friday, April 28 from 9:30-11am
• Wednesday, May 3 from 10-11:30am
• Tuesday, May 9 from 4:30-6pm
• Friday, May 12 from 2:30-4pm

April 26, 2023