Plunkett Park

The home to Courts Plus and the site of many summer camps, Plunkett Park features several sports fields, a basketball court, playground equipment, and picnic tables. The treehouse themed playground has many unique features, including a Global Motion which kids can climb, spin and explore and an Expression Swing that child and caregiver can swing on together. Plunkett also hosts a concession stand, open based on league schedules.

 

Amenities: 
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Basketball Court
  • Batting Cages
  • Courts Plus
  • Concession Stand
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground Equipment
  • Restrooms
  • Walking Path, .44 miles
Events & Activities: 
  • Adopt A Park
  • Summer Camps
Playground Equipment: 
  • Boogie board
  • Expression Swing
  • Four slides
  • Global Motion
  • Monkey bars
  • Net climber
  • Seesaw
  • Sensory play equipment
  • Five swings (two toddler swings)
  • Synthetic turf safety surface
  • Tire swing
History: 

Immaculate Conception High School used the land for an athletic field for many years before selling the property to the Park District in 1971 for $900,000. Development of the park began in 1974. Plunkett Park was named for the Rev. Msgr. William J. Plunkett, the well-known priest of Immaculate Conception Parish. The Courts, now Courts Plus, was developed and built within this park. Immaculate Conception High School still hosts its home football games on the field. Plunkett Park and the Courts Plus expansion were completed in the spring of 2002. Plunkett Park playground was redeveloped in 2017. 

Current Size: 
16.03 acres