Welcome to the Parks Projects information webpage.  Please visit this page to:

  • Receive the latest information on the planning process and community engagement efforts
  • Learn about status updates
  • Review project documents

Claire Lane Park

Unfortunately the tennis court fence at Claire Lane Park is rolled to a side and secured to allow contractors entry to paint lines and install netting when they  arrive onsite.  There is a shortage on raw materials (i.e. marking paint) and extensive lead times due to a shortage of over-the-road truck drivers.  Meanwhile, we encourage you to enjoy the tennis courts with pickleball at both Lions Park, 110 West Camp McDonald Road, and Country Gardens Park, 901 Schoenbeck Road. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 


East Wedgewood Park

The Prospect Heights Park District is providing an opportunity for residents to voice their opinion on improvements to East Wedgewood Park, located at Wedgewood Lane and Oxford Place in Mount Prospect. This neighborhood park was last revitalized nearly twenty years ago.  It is half an acre in size and has a small sand area, a playground for 5-12 year-old children and a half a basketball court. Public feedback is being sought through public meetings to redesign the park and discuss possible amenities. Residents were able to provide input on two concept plans (A and B below) at the first meeting July 28th at the site and via email through August 8th. Concepts and images are also below as examples – we are open to other ideas!  A final master plan will be presented at the second pubic meeting for further input at the site on Tuesday, August 17th at 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Although attendance is highly encouraged, feedback is always welcome by calling Christina Ferraro, Executive Director, at 847-394-2848 or emailing cferraro@phparks.org

View East Wedgewood Park Concept A View East Wedgewood Park Concept A Imagery
View East Wedgewood Park Concept B View East Wedgewood Park Concept B Imagery


Muir Park 

Prospect Heights Park District officials asked Muir Park neighbors to complete a survey either online or a paper copy in late May. This was an opportunity to play a role in finalizing a plan for the 4.5 aces park while the Park District officials continue to negotiate a land swap agreement with Lexington Homes, LLC .  Currently Muir Park is an open space with a ballfield, walking path and landscaping.  After Park District officials reviewed survey results and several conceptual plans, a final park plan was designed (Muir Park Final DRAFT Master Plan (June2021).pdf) which is required to finalize the agreement with Lexington Homes, LLC.  As of August 2021, the agreement is still being negotiated.  More info to follow as project progress.


BACKGROUND

In August 2016, the Prospect Heights Park District and School District 23 discussed acquiring the Jolly Fun House (JFH) property, 1001 Oak in Prospect Heights, for joint use. At that time, architects indicated the cost would be $8-$9 million in required renovations to bring the facility up to school code and it would cost $10 – $11 million to build a new facility after purchasing the property for $700K – $1.5million. The Park District alone cannot afford to purchase the property outright and knock down the existing facility for open space nor to rebuild a facility on the site.

Meanwhile, Lexington Homes has a contract to purchase the JFH property, adjacent to Muir Park.  Lexington has offered the park district a swap of 27,549 square foot (.62345 acre) land area to build a detention basin for the housing development on the adjacent property.  Currently the park site is 4.5 acres with nearly 3 acres usable due to trees.  Lexington has also offered to redevelop Muir Park. 

The Park District Board of Commissioners is considering both offers at this time.

We look forward to your continued participation in this process to accept the Lexington proposal to swap land and/or develop Muir Park. Please forward any questions or comments to cferraro@phparks.org

Muir Park Final DRAFT Master Plan (June2021).pdf