During its meeting on Monday, September 5, the City Council approved the Community Park Master Plan developed by Upland Design Ltd. after extensive work with City staff and community members. This Plan outlines the various phases that will span over an extended timeframe to bring to life a new park at the former Kerr-McGee site.
The initial phase of establishing a natural planting area is expected to commence in one to two years, and should be completed prior to the full remediation of the site. Once the full remediation has been completed, the balance of the property will be turned over to the City for further improvements as funding allows.
Subsequent phases will encompass the installation of amenities, including trails, parking lots, a sensory garden, a playground, a challenge course, a pickleball and tennis court, picnic pavilions and shelters, as well as a multi-use field.
For more information about the on-going development of this site, please visit https://westchicago.org/kerrmcgee.