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Monday, June 24 – Join us at the Grand Re-Opening of Walter Park

Posted on June 17, 2024

CAROL STREAM: The Carol Stream Park District Board and Staff are pleased to announce the Grand Re-Opening of Walter Park, located at 970 High Ridge Pass, Carol Stream. A celebratory ribbon-cutting is scheduled for Monday, June 24, at 6pm. All residents are invited to join the Park District Board of Commissioners, visiting legislators, community partners and staff. We also welcome the Carol Stream Police Department’s Blue Scoops ice cream trailer, offering free refreshments.

The Carol Stream Park District was the recipient of an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant in the amount of $400,000 for the Walter Park renovation. The amount funded 50% of the renovations planned for the park. The grant was awarded March 1, 2023.

The renovated park features a new pickleball court, a newly graded baseball/softball field with dugouts and bleachers, soccer field, new playground with synthetic turf, swings (youth and ADA-accessible), a crushed limestone walking path around the park with an access point to the adjoining neighborhood, a bike rack, and a portable restroom (seasonal). In addition, the parking lot has been repaved.

“We are excited to bring updated and new amenities to Walter Park,” said Executive Director Sue Rini. “The park renovation is the result of community input meetings in May 2022, and the Park District Board and staff are grateful to have received our residents’ ideas to add to the park. The OSLAD grant funding enabled us to add new amenities, such as a pickleball court, field dugouts, and a trail to this beautiful outdoor space, enhancing recreational opportunities for all who use the park.”


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