JSD prepared the OSLAD Grant submittal package for Pioneer Park, which is funded through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
As a part of the design process, the JSD team held a public meeting to elicit comments and suggestions from community groups and neighbors to understand needs before developing a vision for the park. The community input was incorporated into the final design for this 2.9-acre park located in a dense residential neighborhood in Broadview, Illinois. The proposed park will be ADA accessible and include reconstruction of the baseball field, a scoreboard, renovated spectator and player seating areas, a play apparatus for children aged 2 to 12-years, an equipment shed, native plantings, landscaping, and an interior network of paths that will facilitate access throughout the park. Phase II includes renovating the basketball court and adding fitness stations. The improvements to the park will provide needed open space improvements for a highly utilized baseball/softball field.