OSLAD Grant for Marshall Park
The District was notified on July 8, 2022, that they were awarded the OSLAD grant in the amount of $400K. The OSLAD Grant is the Open Space Lands and Acquisition Development Grant that was awarded by Governor Pritzker and the (IDNR) Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The District will use the funds to help offset the cost for the redevelopment of Marshall Park scheduled for Fall 2023. The Elk Grove Park District is proud to bring a new community park with modern features to the residents of Elk Grove Village.
The 6.29 acre parcel of land at 711 Chelmsford Ln., Elk Grove Village was purchased in 2018 with the purpose of building a multi-use community park. The plans for the new park were developed with input from the community and include: a new soccer field with ADA accessibility and spectator seating, a splash pad, playground, walking path, fitness stations, a shaded area with picnic tables and restrooms.
Elk Grove Park District was one of 87 parks and recreation agencies that received a portion of the $30.3 Million awarded through the OSLAD Grant program supported by the Illinois General Assembly.
Marshall Park located at 711 Chelmsford Lane has for many years been home to a playground and a soccer field. In 2018 the Elk Grove Park District purchased the Township Day Care building on that site. The day care remained in operation until January of 2020. The building was in disrepair and the District demolished the building and graded the land. This acquisition allowed the District to move forward with plans for the entire 6.29 acre site to be redeveloped into a multi-use community park. The Elk Grove residents provided their input for the choices of the new park amenities. The new development will include a one third of a mile walking path that encircles the entire area. There will be a new basketball court and playground. The old soccer fields will be improved with new irrigation and ADA accessibility to the fields. The soccer fields will have spectator seating. A new splash pad with water spay elements will be installed. There will be fitness stations placed around the walking path loop with benches set along the way. In addition there will be a large public shelter, a building with a two-unit restroom and storage facilities. Picnic tables will be located in the shaded public shelter. The park will be beautified with native trees planted along the park perimeter. A rain garden and educational signage will complete the landscape. The Elk Grove Park District has applied for an OSLAD (Open Space Land Acquisition and Development) Grant this year. If the grant is awarded, the District will be able to offset the costs of this project. The Marshall Park project completion date is planned for fall of 2023. The Elk Grove Park District is proud to bring a new community park with modern features to the residents of Elk Grove Village. The concept drawings can be found here.