Maine Park

Maine Park Improvements

Renovation Project

Maine Park Improvements


A NEW PLAYGROUND IS COMING TO MAINE PARK

The large, main playground at Maine Park, originally installed in the summer of 1993, is scheduled for replacement in the Park District’s 2023 capital budget. Maine Park is a large community park which services all residents of Park Ridge. The playground is also heavily used by our camp participants in the summer. 

A community input meeting was held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 to gather feedback on three concept plans. A video of the meeting is available for those wishing to learn more about the project.

VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING

A pdf file of each of the three proposed concepts are available as follows for you to zoom in and get a closer look at what is proposed in each concept.

VIEW CONCEPT A

VIEW CONCEPT B

VIEW CONCEPT C

Residents were given the opportunity to provide input into the proposed plans through a survey. Thank you to those who participated! Feedback from the survey and the Park Board was used to revise the plan and develop a final concept.

The final concept was presented to the community at a virtual meeting held on April 5, 2022. A video of the meeting is available for those unable to attend.

VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE SECOND COMMUNITY MEETING

Please contact Jennifer Meunier at 847-292-1258 or jmeunier@prparks.org with any questions or comments. 

The outdoor nature classroom for the Wildwood Nature Center Preschool program is now open! A special thank you to Park Ridge Friends of the Parks who fundraised $50,000 towards the project.

The Outdoor Nature Classroom is open to the public:
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - Dusk
Saturday - Sunday: Dawn - Dusk

The area is closed during the Park Ridge Park District Preschool and Camp Programs.

Adult supervision is recommended. Pets are not allowed inside the fenced area. 

View the site plan

 


If you have questions about the project, please call 847-692-8598.

The Park Ridge Park District was awarded a $7,000 grant from the Openlands ComEd Green Region Program to construct the Pollinator Garden at Maine Park. The garden is located around the Park Sign in the front of the building. The pollinator garden includes native plants selected to attract pollinators as well as a brick paver pathway to encourage visitors to walk through the area to enjoy the plants and view the pollinators in action. The intent of the garden is to provide a habitat for pollinator species utilizing a balance of host plants, nectar plants, and shelter plants. An interpretive sign is also located in the area to educate visitors about pollinators.

View the site plan


If you have questions about the project, please call 847-692-8598.