Campus Park - Phase II

Campus Park Master Plan *

Phase II Master Plan Design
Smolenski Park Off Street Trail 11x17in

* This image is a master plan for the park. Some items listed will not be included in this phase of construction. See below for details.

New Phase II Amenities

  • Band Shell
  • Splash Pad
  • Great Lawn
  • Picnic Shelters (2)
  • Restrooms
  • Walking Trails
  • Art Walk

Future Amenities 

  • Fishing Pier
  • Pickleball or Tennis
  • Additional Parking

New Phase II Athletic Amenities

  • Baseball/Softball Diamonds (2)
  • Cricket Pitch
  • Basketball Courts (2)
  • Athletic Play Field (2)

Existing Park Amenities

  • Pickleball Courts (6)
  • Playground (closed during construction)
  • Parking Lot
  • Additional Parking on Campus Drive and South Lot of Village Hall

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July Construction Photos

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August Construction Photos

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Project Background

The Campus Park Project took shape in 2009 when the Village municipal campus moved to its current location along 90th Street north of Washington Avenue (STH 20). The Village designated 38 acres of green space adjacent to the new Village Hall to develop into a park.

Phase I of the Park's construction included the Greenwood Family Playground, which the Village completed in the autumn of 2017 through a generous donation from the Greenwood Family. The Village built the playground alongside the construction of a parking lot, a shelter, and master plans for the remaining Park areas. The Village subsequently added six pickleball courts to the Park in 2021.

Funding

The Village developed the budget to fund Phase II of the Park's expansion in 2021. In November 2021, the Village Board unanimously approved $1,250,000 supported by Tax Incremental Financing District No. 2 towards the Phase II cost. The Village Board subsequently amended the amount to $1,750,000 in April 2022. In March 2022, the Village Board unanimously approved approximately $3,500,000 of general obligation bonding to fund the remaining Phase II improvements in a design approved by the Village Plan Commission.

Construction Timeline

The Village publicly bid and approved the project in March 2022. The Village anticipates completing the project in October 2022; however, the Village may restrict access to some amenities until 2023 to let landscaping areas establish themselves. Citizens may view project updates on this page or at the Village Plan Commission meetings.