Governor Pritzker Announces $30.3 Million in Grants for 87 Local Park Projects Throughout Illinois

Governor Pritzker Announces $30.3 Million in Grants for 87 Local Park Projects Throughout Illinois

Governor Pritzker Announces $30.3 Million in Grants for 87 Local Park Projects Throughout Illinois (Chicago, IL) — Gov. JB Pritzker today announced $30.3 million in grants for 87 local park projects that will help communities acquire open space and develop and improve recreational facilities throughout Illinois.

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Investments in our local parks are investments in our communities,” Gov. Pritzker said. “Park projects don’t just create jobs and boost local economic development — they open the gateway for a healthier, happier Illinois. Every family in our state deserves nearby access to outdoor public spaces where they can gather with their friends and neighbors — and enjoy some sunshine, too.”

The grants announced today are through the state’s Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) program, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). OSLAD grants can provide up to one-half of a project’s funds and, when combined with the investment of local matching funds, will support more than $56 million in local park development projects and land acquisitions statewide.

The OSLAD program began in 1987 and has invested $433.5 million in 1,816 local park projects. The program receives dedicated funding from a percentage of the state’s Real Estate Transfer Tax.

Cook County 2022 OSLAD grant awards

  • Alsip Park District, skate park redevelopment – $203,500
  • Chicago Park District, Marian R. Byrnes Park – $500,000
  • Cook County Forest Preserve District, Beaubian Woods outdoor recreation amenities – $1,150,000
  • Des Plaines Park District, outdoor nature lab and play park – $400,000
  • Dolton Park District, Blackstone Park Phase I – $400,000
  • Elk Grove Park District, Marshall Park – $400,000
  • City of Evanston, skate park at Twiggs Park – $400,000
  • Park District of Forest Park, Reiger Park – $400,000
  • Hanover Park District, Community Park – $319,700
  • Village of Hazel Crest, 1750th Street Park Phase II – $400,000
  • Hoffman Estates Park District, Beacon Point – $180,000
  • Kenilworth Park District, Townley Field – $400,000
  • Lemont Park District, Downtown Linear Park development – $400,000
  • Village of Lincolnwood, Flowers Park – $400,000
  • Mount Prospect Park District, Rosemary S. Angus Friendship Park – $400,000
  • Niles Park District, Pioneer Park – $400,000
  • Northbrook Park District, Oaklane Park renovations – $400,000
  • City of Palos Heights, Orchard Park development – $282,100
  • Park Ridge Park District, Hinkley Park – $400,000
  • Prospect Heights Park District, East Wedgewood Park – $275,000
  • River Trails Park District, Willow Trails Park – $400,000
  • Skokie Park District, Central Park – $400,000
  • Tinley Park Park District, Buedingen Park redevelopment – $311,500
  • Worth Park District, Peaks Park improvements – $146,500

Governor Pritzker Announces $30.3 Million in Grants for 87 Local Park Projects Throughout Illinois

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