Development of new recreational amenities at Meadow Glens Park will begin in late July and will continue through the fall, with substantial completion expected in December 2012 and final turf restoration by July 2013. Click here to see the site plan.
The project is being funded, in part, by an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and will bring a variety of new features to the park, including the following:
• multi-use, loop trail with fitness stations
• nature playground
• restroom building
• shelter, park benches, picnic tables, bag toss equipment, bicycle racks
• winter skating area
• prairie plants, rain garden, additional trees
• ball field improvements
• renovated basketball courts and parking lot
We look forward to hosting a Grand Reopening Celebration for the community at Meadow Glens Park in the spring of 2013.
Background and history of the project
A community open house was held at Meadow Glens Elementary School on April 15 to seek resident input on proposed improvements to Meadow Glens Park, located at 1303 Muirhead Ave. Click here for an aerial map showing the existing park.
Based on the comments received from residents, the Park District revised the site plan. Click here to see the revised site plan, which includes 2 basketball courts, a closed loop trail with a few fitness stations, a small shelter, a drinking fountain, a winter skating area, a few nature-based play pieces for children, such as climbing boulders, and a small restroom.
In July 2010, the Park District submitted an application to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for a grant to assist in funding the project. We just learned on May 25, 2011 that we were awarded a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant to help fund upgrades and capital maintenance at the park. Now that the grant decision has been announced, we will be able to begin more detailed work on the park design. We anticipate that construction will take place in 2012 and 2013.
Please e-mail any comments to Eric Shutes, Director of Planning at
or call 630-848-5014 if you have questions.