Vernon Playground

Built in 2006, Vernon Playground lies along Vernon Avenue, adjacent to both residential land use and open space. The park is part of a larger greenway system that connects to Watts Park.

The renovation goal is to create a playground and picnic area that offers activities for the 2-12 year age group as well as an accessible route to the playground. The public is invited to share input by attending the Board of Commissioner's Special Projects & Facilities meetings or sending feedback to specialprojects@glencoeparkdistrict.com

Recent Updates

VERNON PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION BEGINS

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
VERNON PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION BEGINS
Construction of Vernon Playground started on May 23. The project should take 6-8 weeks (depending on weather).

VERON PLAYGROUND BID APPROVED BY THE BOARD

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners formally approved the bid from Hacienda Landscaping for the renovation of Vernon Playground at their April 17, 2018, regular meeting. 

VERNON PLAYGROUND BIDS FAVORABLE

Friday, April 6, 2018
VERNON PLAYGROUND BIDS FAVORABLE

On Friday, April 6, 2018 bids were opened for the Vernon Playground, Old Elm and Woodlawn park renovation projects. Five bids were submitted.  

The lowest qualified bidder, Hacienda Landscaping, previously completed Friends Park for the Glencoe Park District. 

The working construction budget for Vernon Playground is $192,000 and the bid came back at $145,000. That cost does not include work performed by the Park District, or supplies purchase by the Park District for the project. 

VERNON PLAYGROUND DESIGN CONCEPT APPROVAL

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
VERNON PLAYGROUND DESIGN CONCEPT APPROVAL
The Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners approved the design concept for the Vernon Playground at their January 16, 2018, regular meeting.

VERNON PLAYGROUND 2nd DRAFT CONCEPT PLAN PRESENTED

Monday, January 8, 2018
VERNON PLAYGROUND  2nd  DRAFT CONCEPT PLAN PRESENTED
Based on community and Board feedback in the December 5, 2017, Special Projects Committee meeting the landscape architects from Altamanu unveiled the altered updated concept plans for the new Vernon Playground at the January 9, 2018, Special Projects and Facilities meeting.

VERNON PLAYGROUND 1st DRAFT CONCEPT PLAN PRESENTED

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
VERNON PLAYGROUND 1st DRAFT CONCEPT PLAN PRESENTED
The Glencoe Park District's landscape architect’s from Altamanu unveiled concept plans for the new Vernon Playground at the December 5, 2017, Special Projects and Facilities meeting.
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