Meadowcrest Property Acquisition Project

 

PUBLIC INPUT MEETING: A public input meeting was held Thursday, March 14 at 6:30pm to discuss the possible acquisition of 1150 Meadowcrest Road for the purpose of maintaining it for public open space and recreation. More than 50 people were in attendance, and nearly all in attendance supported the park district's acquisition of the property. Residents stated that losing the green space would change the entire character of the neighborhood, as many already utilize the space for exercise, walking their dogs, or simple access to the outdoors. Other areas of concern was increased traffic, parking, flooding, and the loss of mature trees. 


Please take this 1-question survey and let us know if the park district should pursue the preservation of open land at 1150 Meadowcrest Rd. in La Grange Park: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C389P76

 

The park district's strong financial position in addition to funding available through a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant may make it possible for the Community Park District to purchase the Village Church Property at 1150 Meadowcrest Rd., saving the mature trees and preserving the location as public open space for passive recreation for the residents of La Grange Park.

 

Should the park district receive grant funding, this property would remain a passive public park in perpetuity. The location is not large enough for baseball, soccer, or other athletic fields, but does already feature a perimeter sidewalk and many mature trees. Should the community support the potential acquisition of this property, the Park District board and staff would work to collect public input on design and features (such as picnic shelters, benches, etc.) to design a space that best serves the community for generations to come.