Cook Park Playground Replacement
In October of 2018 the Village approved a Parks Master Plan to help guide park development decisions for the next fifteen years. The first playground identified within the plan for replacement is within Cook Park. The Village recently selected a design for the replacement of the playground. The design includes pour-in-play rubber surface for ADA accessibility, two slides, two expression swings which allow an adult and child to swing together, several climbing features and ground level music play options. The Village received a grant to help fund the project through the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association's Promote Play and Recreation grant for 50% of the cost of the playground structure. The playground is anticipated to be replaced in late spring/early summer. The existing playground equipment will be donated to Kids Around the World, a nonprofit organization that repurposes used playground equipment in other countries.