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West Park Celebration Planned

Park Construction Almost Complete

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

West Park Celebration Planned

‭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.