Sunset Woods Park Improvements Project
1801 Sunset Rd.
Target Start Date:
Summer 2024
Target End Date:
End of Year 2024

In 2023, The Park District of Highland Park was awarded $600,000 from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to revitalize the South portion of Sunset Woods Park. The proposed project is consistent with the approved Sunset Woods Park Master Plan and- addresses aging recreation components while prioritizing intergenerational play and access for all ages and abilities. The project scope includes a rain garden with native plantings, a new game area, the replacement and relocation of the basketball court to create a multi-use sports court, the replacement and relocation of the skate park, and the addition of a new wheel-friendly plaza that creates a space for all ages wheel activities.

Other upcoming investments in Sunset Woods Park:

  • Replacement of the athletic field and court lighting.
  • Engineering assessment of the tennis and clay courts. This effort will determine future improvements and repairs to the courts.
  • Engineering assessment of the drainage in the southwest corner of the park.

Join the Conversation!

There will be various opportunities throughout the project to get involved. Some engagement opportunities may be specific to a recreational element (i.e. skate park, athletic field, etc.).

Concept Plan

The concept plan below highlights the project area (red outline) and the project components.

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Target Start
Target End
November 2023
Spring 2024
Spring 2024
Spring 2024
Summer 2024
End of Year 2024
Lighting Replacement