At the end of the day, did you play?
7425 S. Wolf Rd. Burr Ridge, IL 60527 | 630-662-6220

October 2019

MWRD final permit approval was received
Building permit revised to now include electric at CXT restroom and picnic shelter
Finalize updated design for new backstop and fencing on Spina Field
Surveying continued, tree removal and grading has begun on 3/4 grade soccer field in south part of park
We did experience some delays due to issues in the existing playground area along with developing updated plans to rectify which now includes new play equipment
Due to the weather and expected temperatures, the poured in place surfacing at playground and challenge course will not be completed until 2020.

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September 2019

What began as a smaller project to install new equipment two and a half years ago has grown into a larger project that will improve many areas of Walker Park. As almost of the park resides within the floodway and/or floodplain, permitting through MWRD (Metropolitan Water Reclamation District) has been quite an ordeal. We started the process in February 2018 and as of the first week in September, we are eagerly awaiting final approval. We were just given permission from the Village of Burr Ridge to begin minimal construction to start on areas not within the floodplain. We hope to have final MWRD approval within the next few weeks. This project will be paid for in part with budgeted capital improvement funds as well as a $400,000 OSLAD grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Highlights of Planned Improvements:

  • Poured in place rubber surfacing at the 5-12 yr old playground and swing area
  • New Challenge Course equipment along with poured in place rubber surfacing
  • Large Picnic Shelter
  • Renovated sand volleyball court
  • New cornhole/bags area
  • Plaza area behind Spina baseball field along with improvements to backstop
  • Natural area/pollinator plants in NE corner of park
  • Walking path renovations
  • New outdoor bathroom facility
  • Regrading/new drainage on 3/4 grade soccer field

As different parts of the project are completed, construction fencing may be moved in order to open up parts of the park that are currently closed or impacted by construction fence which is erected to keep park visitors safe.
As weather and various project details can impact construction schedule, we do not have a date of completion but we are hoping to be done in 2020.

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve your park!

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