In 2021, the Park Board approved the purchase of a 1.1-acre parcel of land from Avoca School District.
The development of a park will protect more than 60 trees that are on the land. An assessment of the trees showed 18 different species. Eleven oak trees are estimated to be older than the park district itself, ranging from 100 to 150 years old!
The proposed neighborhood park would not only further beautify the Glenview community, but will also offer physical and mental health benefits to surrounding neighbors and visitors. Additionally, Avoca West Elementary would use the space for extended learning opportunities for students.
We believe this project would be a strong submission for an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development grant. The proposed plan would have a target project completion date in the fiscal year 2024-2025.