This summer, construction at West Park was in full swing! The Glencoe Park District partnered with School District 35 to replace the playground at West School.
When finished, the joint project will include a natural play area for 2-5 year olds as well as a large, universally-accessible playground with slides and play panels for 5-12 year olds.
“From start to finish, the West School playground project has been a stellar example of intergovernmental cooperation to support the needs of our community. We have been so pleased to work closely with the team at the Park District to ensure the new resources provide engaging new experiences for the children and parents of Glencoe,” said Catherine Wang, Superintendent of District 35.
“Our goal was to create a multi-sensory smorgasbord of opportunities for kids to engage in free play through sight, sound, touch, and smell,” said Lisa Sheppard, Park District Executive Director.
West Park will complete in time for school to start. A community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for September 5 at 6 pm.