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Park District Seeks Input on Park Improvement Ideas

What should the future hold for Willow Stream Park and Mike Rylko Community Park?

The Buffalo Grove Park District is inviting public input on its recently developed master plans for its two largest parks.

At the 76-acre , plans include the addition of two soccer fields, an “adventure play” area with climbing apparatuses, a small nature center, horseshoe courts, a bean bag toss area and game tables. The plans also include an expansion of the , new pedestrian bridges over the creek and a new concession and restroom facility

Plans for the 54-acre include adding a bandshell and seating area, realigning a walking path to create a “woodland walk” area, repositioning some disc golf holes to reduce conflicts with pedestrians and replacing a playground with a sand volleyball court. Plans also include expanding and improving parking lots to accommodate more vehicles allow more room for the ice skating rink.

Maps of the master plans are attached to this story.

A notice on the park district’s website, which outlines the plans, states that these two parks “have many of our facilities, and tend to be extremely busy. Therefore, they need our constant attention for maintenance.”

“All of these are just ideas,” the notice states. Residents are invited to email comments and suggestions to comments@bgpkr.org.

What do you think of the proposed improvements? What amenities would you like to see? Tell us in the comment section below.

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