The Oak Lawn Park District’s Centennial Park, 93rd & Nashville, will receive major renovations beginning Monday, August, 7th, 2017, thanks to a $400,000 Open Space Land Acquisition Development (OSLAD) grant and $80,000 Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grant.
Renovations will include four new softball fields that will radiate out from a central concessions stand and bathroom facility, LED lighting throughout the park (LED sport lighting in the softball fields, sand volleyball courts, and inline hockey rink) and all new walking paths.
The sand volleyball court located along 93rd & Oak Park Ave., will receive an additional 3rd court along with new fencing, curbing, accessible pathways, and benches. Exercise stations will be added, the soccer field will be re-graded to increase storm-water retention, and an informational native tree area will be planted on the east end.
A disc golf practice area with two practice holes and a practice throw area will be added adjacent to the basketball court, and two bean bag courts will be added near the existing picnic shelter adjacent to the ballfields.
Given the scope of work, a majority of the park will be fenced off including the softball fields, sand volleyball courts along Oak Park Ave., the playground with zip Line, both picnic shelters, and the soccer field. This work is scheduled to continue through the winter and re-open in May 2018.
The second phase of construction will then begin May 2018 with an anticipated completion date of July 2018.
The balance of the project is being funded by the Park District’s Capital Projects Fund, no debt or new taxes will be used for this project.
For more information, please call 708-857-2225.