Future Projects

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New play structures for those ages 2-5 and 5-12 are preparing to be installed in late September into late October, 2022. This new structure will replace the current playground that had been installed 20+ years ago. New equipment features include rope spinners, twin tornado slides, rope climbers, tot lot, and 5-12 year old structure. Along with this project, several ADA access improvements will be made to the park and playground, including an ADA accessible route from sidewalk and a turf surface. Public meetings were held at the park in April to garner input from the park’s neighbors on which new playground design best fits the neighborhood (design chosed is pictured).

Estimated completion: Fall of 2022

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A new play structure for those ages 2-12 is set to be installed in the fall of 2022. This new structure will replace the current playground that had been installed 20+ years ago. New equipment will include dual racing slides, upper body climbing components, updated swings, t-cup spinner, and a woodchip surface. Public meetings will be held at the park in April to garner input from the park’s neighbors on which new playground design best fits the needs of the neighborhood.

Estimated completion: Fall of 2022

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A new play structure for those ages 2-12 is set to be installed in the fall of 2022. This new structure will replace the current playground that had been installed 20+ years ago. New playgrounds equipment will include a tree fort esthetic, multiple slides, "v" climber with bridge to access both towers, and a woodchip surface. Public meetings were held at the park in April to garner input from the park’s neighbors on which new playground design best fits the needs of the neighborhood (pictured above).

Estimated completion: Fall of 2022

New backstops will be installed on the athletic fields during the fall of 2022. These will replace the current backstops and dugouts that had been installed 30+ years ago. In addition, the fields will also receive new fencing material surrounding the backstops/dugouts, as well as ADA access improvements, which include the installation of accessible dugouts. Drainage improvements will also be made to the East field to decrease the amount of standing water, which will help in the reduction of future game cancellations. 

Estimated completion: Fall of 202

Recent Projects

A new 5 to 12 year old play structure at Timberwoods Park (Old Walnut Cir & Cascade Way Gurnee, IL)  replaced the original playground that had been installed 20+ years ago. The new playground includes larger climbing structures, a taller tube slide, and many other climbing elements.  

The Timberwoods Tot Lot for 2 to 5 year olds and swings were updated 3 years ago and will remain in place.

Completed: Fall 2021 

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Home to the Gowe Beach slide, Chittenden Park’s playground features include a new 5 to 12 year old play structure, rock climbing wall, rope obstacle course, and taller twisty slides. 

Completed: Spring 2020

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Providence Park’s playground is updated with ADA pathway and equipment as well as new engineered wood fiber surfacing. Other features include faster, updated slides, new swings and an array of fun and challenging climbers.

Completed: Spring 2020

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South Park started as a small neighborhood park donated by the Marriott Corporation in 1981.  NEW playground construction commenced at South Park on June 24.  New features include an ADA path to basketball courts and playground, taller slides and climbers as well as shade structures over the playground equipment.   

Completed: September 2019

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Playground is complete with NEW surf board feature and turf surface! The park provides both a tot lot and large climbers to accommodate every age group. 

Completed: Fall 2018

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This community park includes a sky high tower, new slides, picnic shelter, climbers, and half basketball court. Fun is promoted for all with the addition of a tot lot and ADA accessibility. 

Completed: Fall 2018

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Originally installed in the Summer of 1999, the brick pavers add charm to our flagship foundation. Replacement pavers lead to the administrative building and connect visitors to the Des Plaines River Trail. 

Completed: Summer 2019

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The new, state of the art maintenance building replaced the 40 year old pole barn and non-heated dirt floor storage facility. The new facility includes laundry area, woodshop and ample storage. From athletic field upkeep to park beautification, this new build supports our parks department as they continue to preserve nature, and maintain the beauty of Gurnee parks. 

Completed: Spring 2020 

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