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Candy Cane Park

This park redevelopment has been made possible through the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant. OSLAD is a state-financed grant program administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources that provides funding assistance to local government agencies for acquisition and/or development of land for public parks and open space.


The Village Board approved pursuit and submission of the grant application in 2019 for the redevelopment of Candy Cane Park. In January of 2020, the Village was awarded the grant by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for $340,000 or 50% match of the anticipated original $680,000 redevelopment).


The Village board approved several alternate features to increase the play value and walkability of the park, with total cost of the redevelopment being about $750,000. Hitchcock Design Group was our Landscape Engineer for design & Integral Construction Inc. was our construction company on the project.

Project Highlights

  • 2-12yr. old playground structure, highlight features:

    • 33’ Sky Run Zipline

    • Spinning sensory wave seats

    • Bay PrimeTime Swings

    • ADA PrimeTime swing Frames

    • Suspension bridge

    • Swerve Slide

    • River Rock Climber

    • Triple Slide

    • Ridge Climber

  • 18mo-5yrs Playground structure in separate West container play space

    • Echo Climber with platforms

    • Slide

    • Interactive play

  • ADA Concrete Pathways throughout Park

  • T-Ball back stop with base paths

  • Tennis Court

  • Pickleball lined court

  • (2) half court basketball courts

  • Decorative Fencing

  • Baggo Courts

  • Nature Bioswale

  • 20’X20’ Pavilion Shelter

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