Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Prairie Ridge Park in Mokena, IL

Groundbreaking Ceremony for 
Prairie Ridge Park in
Mokena, Illinois
Groundbreaking Ceremony held on July 26, 2014
Prairie Ridge Park Site Plan.
Presentation of Prairie Ridge Park to the community.

Jim Romanek from the Mokena Community Park District explains the park's layout.

The kid's can't wait for the new park!

Prairie Ridge Park Details
We recently had the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Prairie Ridge Park for the Mokena Community Park District.  It was a terrific morning to make use of the gold shovels once again, as many local residents and elected officials came out to show their support of the new site development.  Construction for the new park is scheduled to begin within the next two weeks, allowing the park to open in the summer of 2015.  Olivieri Brothers, Inc. designed the park and developed the construction drawings, and we are now working as the construction managers on the project to ensure the park is built to our standards.
The site for the new park is a 6 acre parcel within the Prairie Ridge Subdivision, a residential community with a significant population of young children.  Before conceptual design, the Mokena Community Park District surveyed the local residents to determine the amenities in the park that are of high priority in the community.  From that survey, we designed the park to host a new playground, (2) tennis/pickle ball courts, basketball court, sand volleyball court, bags courts, gazebo, multi-purpose turf field, baseball/softball field, on-site parking lot, and a connection/access point to the adjacent Will County Forest Preserve District's "Old Plank Trail".  The park district also received the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the IDNR to contribute to the park's funding.