The Lemont Park District continues to grow our footprint to bring parks, open space and facilities to the community of Lemont. We currently have over 130 acres of green space, 22 parks and we’re growing!
Lemont Park District Receives Grants!
We’re excited to announce that the Lemont Park District has been awarded a $600,000 Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) State Grant towards the development of Miracle Field at Centennial Park.
We stand by our promise of fiscal responsibility and our committment to the community; we are honored to receive this outstanding grant.
The Park District’s Miracle Field was originally developed in 2007 and is slated to be renovated in 2023. Not only has this multi-use field has been a great asset to SEASPAR Special Recreation participants and Lemont Baseball and Softball Club, but it has also been the home to outdoor fitness classes, athletic programming, day camp activities and much more. However, the field does have its limitations as it is not a regulation size for league game play. Additionally, the rubber surface has reached its end of life. Refurbishing the Miracle Field into a modern ball field with upgraded amenities and accessible turf surface, will be incredibly beneficial to all users for many years to come. In addition to the OSLAD Grant award, the Rizzo Family and the Danny Rizzo Foundation have made a generous $25,000 contribution towards this project. Combined, these funds will greatly help offset the costs associated with Miracle Field Renovation Project which will include not only extending the field to a 200-feet regulation sized field, but it will now be astroturf. In addition, ADA accessible dugout areas with shade, a new netting system, a batting cage and improved spectator areas are also part of the renovation which is scheduled to begin early fall.
In 2021, the Lemont Park District applied for a Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant to assist in offsetting the costs associated with developing the new Athens Park Downtown Lemont project. And on July 8, 2022, it was announced that the Lemont Park District was selected as a $400,000 grant recipient!
Copper Ridge Park
Coming soon…Copper Ridge Park! Grand Opening anticipated for mid-Fall 2023. This park will include two synthetic turf bocce ball courts as well as a synthetic turf putting green. The park is located in the newly constructed neighborhood, Copper Ridge, located on Timberline Drive.
Gleneagles Park is underway. The park construction is being managed by the home developer and is expected to be turned over to the Park District for public use sometime in 2024. Gleneagles Park will be home to a state-of-the-art play structure, walking path, full basketball court, two pickleball courts, and a pavilion! We will have some unique features that will pay history to the former Gleneagles golf course; including a synthetic putting green. Stay tuned for more updates.
Connemara Park is next up on the park replacement schedule. Stay tuned for more updates.