YEAR

SIZE

2007

55 Acres

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This wooded parcel, which abuts the existing Cuba Marsh owned by the Forest Preserve District, has been developed into a 55-acre park that retains its forest-like environment.  The project approach called for preserving the property in much of its natural state while introducing improvements, including an extensive trail system, open fields, a pavilion with public toilets and concessions, picnic shelters, a gazebo, a children’s playground, tennis and basketball courts, a warming shelter and a maintenance facility. An outdoor amphitheater which utilizes the natural terrain as a seating area was also built. Buildings and site weer developed to minimize the impact to the environment utilizing green building practices including passive energy, basic materials, natural planting, bioswales and filtration basins.

SERVICES

Pre-Design
Master Plan / Feasibility Study
Grant / Referendum / Bond
Basic A&E Design Services
Construction Administration

 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
2007 Illinois Association of Park District’s Partnership Award
2007 Masonry Award