Park Board approves Centennial Park and Glos Park Master Plans

Master Plans for the expansion of Glos Memorial Park and the development of Centennial Park were approved at the June 28 Park Board meeting. Open houses and surveys were conducted in spring 2021 for both projects, requesting feedback from the community regarding initial concepts. Another round of open houses were offered to give the community a chance to see the Master Plans before they were presented to the Board.

The Glos Park plan includes landscape enhancements (butterfly/pollinator gardens and open lawn space), a pergola with a punched metal roof and a discovery pod including a turtle sculpture and log steppers. According to survey results, respondents also wanted additional seating throughout the park.

The Glos Park project is being funded with previously received resubdivision ordinance donations from downtown developers, totaling $570,000, along with $100,000 in the SRA Fund for recommended accessibility improvements. The tentative construction schedule for the expansion of Glos Park is November 2021-March 2022.

Before construction, the demolition of 135 Palmer Drive will be completed; making way for the expansion of Glos Park. The scheduled timeline for the demolition is August 2 through August 20, 2021.

The Centennial Park plan includes playground equipment for ages 2-5 and ages 5-12, a shelter and plaza with geyser spray features and adult fitness equipment.

The development of Centennial Park will be funded primarily from the $1,600,000 sale of The Abbey Senior Center to Elmhurst School District #205. The tentative construction timeline is November 2021-April 2022.

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