In 2020 the Park District was awarded a grant from the Illinois Coastal Management Program to conduct a Beach Management Plan to recommend achievable operations and maintenance strategies to respond to climate change effects at Park District lakefront properties. The Park District consulted coastal engineers and regional experts to develop strategies tailored to each unique property.
The Park District will accept comments on the plan through Thursday, March 18. The plan document is expected to be presented to Park Board of Commissioners at the Tuesday, March 30 Board Meeting.
The Park District of Highland Park Beach Management Plan is supported by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Program through a federal grant from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.