Maine Park

Maine Park Improvements

Renovation Project

Maine Park Improvements


A NEW PLAYGROUND IS COMING TO MAINE PARK

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. The site is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed before camps begin for the Summer of 2024. Part of the project also includes adding a pavilion structure between the playground and atheltic field.

VIEW THE FINAL CONCEPT

PROJECT TIMELINE

Bid Process: Early 2023
Construction Starts: Autumn 2023
Project Completion: Summer 2024

PROJECT UPDATES

April 19, 2024 - Concrete was installed along the pathway and underneath the shelter while earthwork for the water feature continues.March 13, 2024 - The shelter construction is complete. Concrete is expected to be poured the week of March 18 if weather allows.

February 28, 2024 - The shelter construction is underway.

February 21, 2024 - The contractor has commenced work. Concrete footings for the pavilion have been installed, and work began to excavate the playground water feature.

December 21, 2023 - This week, the concrete curb was poured, trenching for the underdrain occurred, and the utility conflict is be resolved.

December 6, 2023 - Most of the playground elements have been installed. Concrete work, the water play feature, playground surfacing, and landscaping will be installed in the Spring.

November 8, 2023 - The demolition has been completed.  Layout is in progress. Most of the playground components have been delivered.  The shelter has been delivered. The contractor is intending to complete construction of the playground and shelter this Fall.  The playground surfacing will not be installed until spring because the installation is temperature sensitive and requires warmer temperatures.

October 19, 2023 - The construction fence has been installed, and demolition has begun. The contractor is intending to complete construction of the playground and shelter this Fall. However, most likley, the playground surfacing will need to wait until warmer temperatures in Spring for installation.

October 5, 2023 - The construction fence is being installed on Friday, October 6 in preparation for construction starting next week. The playground will not be available for the duration of the project.

September 27, 2023 - Construction on the playground is anticipated to begin in early October. The playground will not be available for the duration of the project.

August 9, 2023 - The playground equipment is estimated to be delivered in October. The contractor will begin the project once the materials are received.

PLANNING PROCESS

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.