Astor Park

Astor Park

 

Astor Park, located at 640 Sunset Lane, will get a new 2-12 year old playground structure with slides and play panels. The park will also get new swings, including tot swings, as well as an engineered wood fiber play surface. The plans will include preservation of existing green space. The public is invited to share input by attending the Board's Special Projects & Facilities meetings or send feedback to specialprojects@glencoeparkdistrict.com

Recent Updates

Takiff Parking Lot Construction Started

Monday, September 18, 2017
Takiff Parking Lot Construction Started

Construction of two new parking lots and a walking path at the Takiff Center has begun. The project, which is expected to be completed in November, will add 64 additional parking spaces, a walking path, and additional bike racks to the Takiff Center.

Astor Park Construction Started

Minor Changes Made to Landscape Plan

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Astor Park Construction Started

Construction at Astor Park is now underway. 

At the June 20 Board meeting, Commissioners made minor changes to the landscape plans presented. The new plan moves one bench closer to the sand play area and includes five new trees for additional shade along with split rail fence surrounding most of the playground for safety.  See the updated plans here.

"We are all excited about the beautiful park for the community and are looking forward to opening the new and improved playground in late August," said Lisa Sheppard, Executive Director.  

West Park & Astor Park Bids Favorable

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

On Friday, April 28, bids were opened for the West and Astor park projects. Three qualified bids were submitted. 

The lowest qualified bidder, Elanar Construction, previously completed Kalk Park and Shelton Park for the Glencoe Park District in 2016. 

The working budget for West Park is $495,532 and the bid came back at $440,480. The Park District and School District are splitting the playground cost ($185,000 each);  School District 35 will provide the additional $148,550 to fund alternates 1, 2, and 3. 

The working budget for Astor Park is $195,492 and the bid came back at $130,360. 

The total construction bid from Elanar Construction was $719,390 (which includes alternates 1, 2, and 3).

Astor Park Design Concept Approved

Friday, March 3, 2017
Astor Park Design Concept Approved

Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners approved the design concept for Astor Park at their February 28 regular meeting. See the concept here.

Astor Park Concept Plans

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Astor Park Concept Plans

Glencoe Park District's architects Altamanu unveiled concept plans for the new Astor Park at the February 13 Special Projects and Facilities meeting. 

Astor Park Community Input Meeting

Scheduled for February 13

Friday, February 3, 2017

Glencoe Park District will update Astor Park this summer. The community is invited to provide input on plans at the Board of Commissioners next Special Projects Committee Meeting on February 13.

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