Great News For Downers Grove!

Hi this is Leslie Harris, and I’ve lived in Downers Grove for more than 20 years, so I was surprised and a little confused when I read that Constitution Park was getting a makeover.

So I looked it up, and the information says that it’s near Maple and Main. I became REALLY confused.

Turns out, Constitution Park is a parcel of land where the Lincoln Center sits, and behind it, is a parking lot, and adjacent to that is a small grassy area with a playground.

So now that you know where it is, the good news is that the Downers Grove Park district has received a $425,000 grant for upgrades to the park. The grant comes from the Illinois Department of Natural resources, and will include an expanded playground, wheelchair accessible playground equipment, a tricycle path, a picnic area with electricity, added seating and…ready? Bench swings for adults! The renovations should be complete by the end of 2024.

Can’t wait to see what the new park will look like, and maybe go for a swing!