Today Governor Pritzker announced the Morton Grove Park District was a recipient of an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant of $ 398,000.00 to fund half the planned $ 796,000.00 development of the Oketo Park Revitalization project.

Over the next couple of months, construction and bid documents will be drafted. After this process, the Park District anticipates construction beginning in the early fall with the park reopening in late spring or early summer of 2024. Click here to view site plan.

This project was one of 118 local outdoor recreation projects, representing $59 million in funding assistance, approved by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for FY 2023 OSLAD grant funding.

The IDNR administers the OSLAD grants, funded by a percentage of Illinois’ Real Estate Transfer Tax to help communities acquire land and develop recreational opportunities.

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