On September 14, the Community Park District Board of Park
Commissioners voted to move forward with an exciting new project
designed to bring expanded FREE fitness and recreational
opportunities to the residents of La Grange Park. The Memorial Park
Multi-Use Court Renovation project will include the installation of
a state-of-the-art outdoor fitness court, three pickleball courts,
Ga-Ga Ball Pit, Tether Ball, mini race track and
more. Download the
full plan here.
This project has been made possible in part due to a generous
$25,000 donation from Strive 4 Fitness and a $30,000 grant
from the National Fitness Campaign. On Monday, October
12, The Community Park District held a public hearing for the
issuance of $325,000 in non-referendum general obligation bonds
to further fund the project. The Park District has set a goal to
raise and additional $50,000 to support this project Donations
would fund tennis court resurfacing, pickleball fencing, fence
repairs, and landscaping improvements.Help support this project today!
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in
America! Combining elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis,
Pickleball is a low-impact and amazingactivity for
all ages. The Community Park District's multi-use court will
feature 3 new pickleball courts and benches.
Gaga is a fast-paced, high energy sport played
in an octagonal pit and the more players the better. The game is
played with a soft foam ball, andcombines the
skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying
to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. Players need to
keep moving to avoid getting hit by the ball.
The rules are fun and easy- and everyone gets
a serious workout. It's super simple. Players and one ball
enter the pit. This is an everyone for him/herself experience; if
the ball touches you below the knee, you're out. The last one in
the pit wins. Then, everyone hops back in for the next round.
Games last no more than five minutes. It's fast, it's sweaty and
really addictive. As soon as you get out, you can't wait to hop
back in. That's why they're all talking about
What else is included in this
We are working with SEASPAR, our
special recreation association, to ensure that all people,
regardless of age or ability will have improved access to
free fitness opportunities in La Grange
Race Track and Fitness
A mini-race track and fitness walk will be
painted on the asphalt surface for all ages to
Tether Ball is back in La Grange Park!
This traditional "old school" playground game requires speed,
athleticism and strategy to hit the ball around the pole for
Improved Tennis Court
Tennis Court resurfacing is included as an
alternate bid for this project. Due to the age of the court,
a grind and overlay would improve the surface-but would be a
short-term fix. We want to bring the court down to the
foundation to create the best playing experience possible.
Please consider making a donation to help make this part of
the project a reality!
Improved Landscaping and More
The design incorporates deciduous planting beds within the
multi-purpose court, reducing the total surface area of the
asphalt. This will provide better storm water runoff
management and improved natural storm water filtration. It
will also provide natural shade and improved air quality for
generations!Your donation today will help us install
We would love to recognize you for your support of this project!
Call the Community ParkDistrict's Executive
Director, Jessica Cannaday at 708-354-4580 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org to
discuss the exciting opportunities that are