Capital Project

Hobson Grove - Playground and Backstop Renovation, and Landscaping

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Work is scheduled to take place mid April through mid-June.

The playground and backstop at Hobson Grove will be renovated in 2023. The Park District has established 15 years to be the typical life cycle of play equipment. This baseline ensures consistent updates to current accessibility and safety standards for all playgrounds in our system. In addition to the established life cycle, certified staff complete monthly safety inspections, and the renovation schedule is adjusted as needed.  

Earlier this summer, the Park District completed a community outreach process to inform neighbors of the planned playground renovation. Interested residents reviewed several play equipment options through an online survey. The selected equipment is shown below. As part of the playground renovation, the existing picnic tables and benches will also be replaced. A small picnic shelter will be added in the existing seating area to provide accessible shade. A new bench and shade trees will be added along the existing sidewalk, providing a view of the open green space and backstop.  


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Any questions or comments regarding the work planned for 2023 can be directed to Jessica Burgdorf Project Manager: