Port Clinton Playground Renovation
2627 St. Johns Avenue
Start Date
Summer 2024
End Date
Fall 2024

Port Clinton’s 2-5 and 5-12 playgrounds are scheduled for an update this year. Construction is expected to begin in August 2024 and be completed by November 2024.

The Park District of Highland Park began planning the playground update in 2023. The planning and design process was collaborative, and the Park District is thankful for all the feedback collected throughout the process. Feedback collected from the community was used to guide the final design for Port Clinton’s playground renovation.

Project Details:

  • new 2-5 playground
  • replacement of panels on 5-12 playground
  • new fence behind the 5-12 playground
  • new playground loop path system
  • replacement of game table in shelter with seating
  • new picnic and gathering area
  • site furniture replacement

Other Projects Happening at Port Clinton in 2024:

  • replacement and reorientation of the basketball court
  • removal of the backstop (NE portion of park on Bloom St.)

Target Start
Target End
May 2023
December 2023
March 2024
April 2024
August 2024
November 2024

Project Updates

Stay Up to Date on the Latest Renovations

February 15, 2024

The design process has been completed for the Port Clinton Playground Renovation Project. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback through the survey, listening sessions and community meeting, to help shape the final design for the project. See the tot lot rendering here, and see the 5-12 playground updates here.

Construction is expected to begin in August and be completed by November.

February 15, 2024
November 28, 2023

On Thursday, November 16, the Park District of Highland Park held a community meeting to present the proposed playground updates for Port Clinton Park and collect feedback on playground equipment options for the tot lot.
Updates include:
• new pathway design to improve park circulation
• reorientation of the basketball hoop
• updates to the 5-12 playground (rather than a full replacement of the equipment)
• replacement of the tot lot (2-5) playground.
If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to learn more about the project and/or provide feedback, please reach out to [email protected]. The planning team will be collecting feedback until Tuesday, December 5.

November 28, 2023
November 6, 2023

You’re invited!

This past summer many of you participated in a survey to share your feedback on Port Clinton Park. The Park District of Highland Park will host a community meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Oak Terrace Elementary School to share the proposed playground design and two playground equipment options.

The meeting will start with a brief presentation providing an overview of the feedback collected this summer, the proposed park layouts, and project timeline. The presentation will outline the Park District’s decision to restore the existing 5-12 playground equipment instead of replacing the full structure. After the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to review the tot lot equipment options and share their preferences. Feedback collected will be used to guide the final playground designs.

Meeting Details:
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Oak Terrace Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room

November 6, 2023
August 5, 2023

See the survey results from the preliminary playground planning survey here.

August 5, 2023
July 5, 2023

We will be at Port Clinton Park on Friday, July 7 from 9:30-11:30am to collect your feedback on the playground renovation.

July 5, 2023
June 12, 2023

The Park District of Highland Park would like to hear from you!
There will be several opportunities for the community to participate in the design process and the first is the Port Clinton Playground Preliminary Planning survey. Follow this link to share your feedback in this brief survey.

June 12, 2023