Wood Dale Park District Receives State Grant to Help Fund New Park
Today Governor Pritzker announced that Wood Dale Park District recieved an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant in the amount of $600,000. This grant will be used to help fund the development of a new park adjacent to the Recreation Complex. The park will provide, fresh new, trending recreation amenities like Pickleball, a 40-yard dash runway, a challenge course, game tables, and PG Ball, along with age-appropriate playgrounds, a picnic shelter, an accessible pathway around the park, attractive landscaping, additional parking for individuals with disabilities and green space for open play.
“The Wood Dale Park District Board and staff are pleased to have received this OSLAD grant and look forward to developing a new park in Wood Dale right next to the Recreation Complex,” said Executive Director, Jon Marquardt.
Through a partnership with a local developer, the Wood Dale Park District negotiated an agreement to take an under-used park located in a new business development out of service and acquire land for this new park in 2022. In addition to the OSLAD grant, a cash payment was negotiated, which will pay for the remaining construction cost of developing the park.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources administers the OSLAD grants, which are funded by a percentage of Illinois’ Real Estate Transfer Tax, to help communities acquire land and develop recreational opportunities.
For more information and updates about this project, please visit the Wood Dale Park District website at wdparks.org.