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Final phase planned for Alleghany Park

Grayslake Park District seeks public comment

GRAYSLAKE – The Grayslake Community Park District will be holding a public hearing for the final phase of proposed recreational development at Alleghany Park, 31999 N. Alleghany Road.

A public hearing will take place at 6:30 p.m. July 17 at the Grayslake Park District Recreation Center, 240 Commerce Drive. If you are unable to attend the hearing, the concept plan will be on display at the Recreation Center and Grayslake Area Public Library through July 31. 

The proposed development for Phase 3 includes two soccer fields, two lacrosse/field hockey fields, two t-ball/small baseball fields, a fitness challenge course, a tot play area, a 1.4-mile interpretive nature trail that will connect with the existing trail, picnic/overlook shelters along the trail, restrooms and additional parking. 

“We began working on Alleghany Park in 2004 and development of the third phase will complete the 95-acre park,” Grayslake Park District Executive Director Kristin Splitt said. “The addition of an interpretive nature trail, the challenge course, and more athletic fields will make Alleghany Park a destination for all ages.” 

The Grayslake Park District is applying for an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development grant with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to help finance recreation development at the park. The grants are awarded to local governments to develop land for public outdoor recreation. The initial two phases of Alleghany Park development were funded through OSLAD grants. 

The public’s comments, suggestions, and support will greatly benefit the grant application. The public is invited to attend the public hearing to learn more about the project and voice their opinions. 

If you have any questions about the project, call the Grayslake Park District at 847-223-7529 or visit www.glpd.com. 

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