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2023 Capital Improvement Project Highlights

Improving YOUR Places to Play. Investing in the Community. Projects currently in Planning or Construction for 2023 are listed below.

Park Projects

Shelter Project

The Shelter Project includes improvements to three parks and Winrock Pool.

Prairie Point Ballfield

Briarcliff Woods Prairie Wetlands

The Briarcliff Woods Prairie Wetlands improvement project will include the installation of a new drinking fountain and a paved, off-street parking lot with approximately 19 spaces.

SuzanJohn Park

The SuzanJohn Park Playground Replacement Project will include:

  • Existing playground equipment will be donated to Kids Around the World. They will refurbish and install it for children in a community without access to a playground.
  • New Benches, Picnic Tables, Trash Cans & Bike Racks
  • Wood Fiber Safety Surfacing
  • ADA Accessible Features Include: Harness Swing, Spinner, Sand Digger & Transfer Station

SuzanJohn Plan

Veterans Serenity Park

The Veterans Serenity Park project includes a mix of aesthetic and safety improvements throughout the park. New features include cable handrails for existing stone bridges, a Donor Appreciation Wall, additional brick memorial pavers, and safety signage.

Veterans Park

Trail Projects

Trail Improvement Projects

Fox River Trail

Facility Projects

Facilities Renovation Project

A large, multi-year, multi-phased project that includes various facility improvements to Civic Center, South Point, Boulder Point, Prairie Point, and the Fox Bend Clubhouse. 2023 will consist of design and consulting services, with construction planned for 2024 and beyond.

South Point

Little White School Museum Ramp Project

The Oswegoland Park District received a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for ADA updates to the Little White School Museum. The existing chair lift at the entrance to the Museum is in need of replacement. The new wood ramp system will begin at the sidewalk off East Jackson Street and wrap around the building to the door at the back of the Museum Gallery. The back door will be replaced with an accessible model, including a doorbell and safety light. Anticipated Project Completion in June 2023.

Museum Ramp

Bluegrass Park Improvements Project

  • New 2-5 year old Playground
  • Seating Area
  • Site Amenities
  • Native Landscape Restoration
  • Trail/Path extension
  • New Off-Street Parking Lot with 20 spaces and 1 HandicappedBluegrass Park Master Plan

Bartlett Prairie Wetland Island Restoration Project

View the Bartlett Prairie Wetland Restoration Project Timeline.

View the 2023 Bartlett Prairie Wetland Island Restoration Project Timeline.


If you’d like to know more about any of these projects, please contact the Parks and Planning Department at 630.554.4426 or

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