Nine Northwest suburban governments receive park, recreation grants

  • An image illustrating a planned fitness/challenge course at the Izaak Walton Reserve in Elgin, part of planned development there for which Hanover Township has received a $400,000 state grant.

    An image illustrating a planned fitness/challenge course at the Izaak Walton Reserve in Elgin, part of planned development there for which Hanover Township has received a $400,000 state grant. Courtesy of Hanover Township

 
 
Updated 1/17/2020 5:50 PM

Eight Northwest suburban park districts and a township are among the recipients of a total of $29.7 million in state grants for park projects and more than $3 million in federal grants for recreation projects announced Friday.

The state grants are funded by the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) program administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The OSLAD grant recipients in Northwest suburban Cook County are:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• Arlington Heights Park District, $400,000 for Recreation Park master plan;

• Des Plaines Park District, $400,000 for Lake Park and $112,100 for Centennial Park land acquisition;

• Elk Grove Park District, $266,800 for Hattendorf Park;

• Hanover Township, $400,000 for Izaak Walton Reserve master plan in Elgin;

• Hoffman Estates Park District, $225,000 for Birch Park revitalization project;

• Palatine Park District, $400,000 for Maple Park;

• Park Ridge Park District, $400,000 for Woodland Park Project;

• Rolling Meadows Park District, $312,600 for Cardinal Drive inclusive playground.

The Schaumburg Park District was among nine Illinois recipients of federal grants supported through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, awarded by the National Park Service, and administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

The park district will receive $234,200 for property acquisition for the Volkening Lake Gateway project.

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