Austin Park Master Plan

 

Austin Park Master Plan
A community meeting was held on May 16, 2019, to obtain feedback on concept plans for the renovation of Austin Park. Many attendees viewed and provided feedback; however, we would like to hear from those who did not attend.

If you missed the meeting and would like to give input, please email comments or suggestions to board@mgparks.com.
Please send suggestions by May 23. Staff will use public input into final concepts.

A second meeting will be held at Austin Park on June 5, beginning at 6:30 pm to view final concepts and provide feedback.

Two convenient ways to view concepts
-The lobby of the Prairie View Community Center
– View Concepts-Click here to view

Please note: In addition to the playground options, an additional Austin Park concept plan, and shelter options were presented to the public as a part of the Austin Park Masterplan.

Austin Park Concept Plan – click to view
Austin Park Shelter Options – click to view

To fund the additional amenities and shelter options the  Morton Grove Park District is set to apply for the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant July 1, 2019. In the past, the grant programs have provided up to one-half of a project’s funds, and when combined with the investment of local matching funds will support local park development projects and land acquisitions statewide. This grant offered through the state’s OSLAD program, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).

Three possible outcomes to occur;

– The state does not allocate the funds for 2020 OSLAD Grant program. 
The playground will be renovated; however, amenities will not be a part of the park renovation

– The OSLAD Grant program offered, Austin Park Project not selected
The playground will be renovated; however, amenities will not be a part of the park renovation

– Austin Park Project selected as a recipient of the grant
The playground will be renovated with the addition chosen amenities.