Childerley Park celebrated with ribbon-cutting celebration

The newly renovated Childerley Park was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the first Wheeling Park District Unplug at the Park event.

Board President Sue Stein, expressed gratitude to all involved in the project's fruition, emphasizing the park's role as a community gathering place.

"The ribbon cutting today is not just about inaugurating a renovated park; it's a celebration of community spirit and shared vision," remarked Sue Stein. "We are immensely grateful to each and every individual who contributed their ideas, time, and enthusiasm to this project."

This project was made possible with the support of an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant, which provided up to 50% funding assistance. The OSLAD Grant is available to local government units in Illinois that are authorized to use public funds for the acquisition and development of land for outdoor park, recreation, or conservation purpose.

Spanning 12.7 acres at 506 McHenry Road, Childerley Park boasts a rich history and diverse amenities. Originally dedicated in 1979, the park now features playgrounds for different age groups, a synthetic safety surface, a 1/3 mile walking path, a Bocce court, shelter areas with BBQ grills, washroom facilities, a sand volleyball court, and numerous open passive areas.

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