Prospect Park Capital Updates

Prospect Park Updates

Picnic Pavilion • New Playground • Field Opening

More Improvements Coming to Prospect Park


The playground selected was in direct response to the 386 patrons complete our survey. This playground was the overwhelming winner! We asked respondents to rank their top 3 choices out of 9 options. 67.7% chose this option as their #1 choice, and 93.8% chose it as one of their top 3 picks.

Construction of the expanded playground began on April 5, 2018 with an expected completion by the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.

UPDATE May 21, 2018 - The surfacing of the new playground is being installed beginning Tuesday, May 22. In order for this work to be completed properly, the construction fencing will encompass both playgrounds. Both playgrounds will be fenced in and inaccessible beginning Tuesday, May 22 though the afternoon of Friday, May 25. Thank you for your understanding while we complete this project!

Select portions of the Athletic field are being graded starting April 5, 2018. Work is ongoing as the weather allows for about 5 or 6 weeks with an expected completion by the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. The grass in these areas will need time to grow, and it is anticipated will be available for play this fall. 

During the construction, portions of the parking lot may be temporarily unavailable and some of the walkways will need to close intermittently.  We appreciate your patience during this time!


The Prospect Park Pavilion is now completed and available for rentals.  With access to the Splash Pad, playground, and athletic field, Prospect Park is a great place to spend your day.

Capacity: Up to 30 guests
Resident Fee (groups of 25+): $50 / 4hrs
Non-Resident Fee (any group size): $100 / 4hrs

Please contact customer service at 847-692-5127 to reserve your date.

Solomon Cottage

The renovation project is now complete, and The Park RIdge Historical Society is planning for their big move. Visit the Historicial Society's website for more information.