As summer youth athletic programs wind down, the Naperville Park District is expected to begin its planned development of park improvements at Meadow Glens Park the week of July 23. Construction will continue through late fall of 2012. The entire park and the parking lot will be closed during this time.
The project is funded, in part, by a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Improvements will include a new loop trail with fitness stations, a restroom building and drinking fountain, a nature playground and family recreation area with bag toss equipment, benches, and a picnic shelter, a winter skating area, prairie restoration, renovations to the ball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, and parking lot.
The plan for Meadow Glens Park has been developed with input from area residents to provide more diverse recreation at the park. Additionally, the plan reflects priorities shown in several district-wide community surveys, namely, that residents value trails and nature areas, along with picnic shelters, playgrounds, and athletic fields.
While construction will be substantially complete by December 2012, restoration of the turf will be extended through late spring/early summer 2013.
The Naperville Park District plans to host a community celebration of the reopening of Meadow Glens Park in the spring of 2013.
To view the site plan for the Meadow Glens Park renovation located at Wehrli Road and Muirhead Avenue, see the PDF at www.napervilleparks.org.