With school back in session, the Park District is beginning work on the redevelopment of Plunkett Park playground, which will receive new structures and play surfacing this fall. On August 16, the old playground structures were removed by Kids Around the World, a non-profit agency that repurposes playgrounds and rebuilds them in developing countries. Elmhurst Park District has worked with them previously to repurpose playground equipment from several parks, including most recently at Butterfield Park.
Plans for the redevelopment of Plunkett Park playground were approved at the March 13, 2017 Park Board Meeting. The playground will have a tree house theme with equipment that includes elements inspired by nature and outdoor adventure. Design plans for the playground also include adding shade trees, more picnic tables and park benches, improving drainage and replacing the playground’s wood chips with a low maintenance synthetic turf. The project should be completed by October 2017. Visit the Plunkett Park playground project page for ongoing updates.