July 7, 2020 – The Ide’s Grove West Development project is underway and includes renovation of the existing Ide’s Grove West Park, as well as new developments for Ide’s Grove West and Timbers Edge subdivisions. When it opens this fall, the park will include 2-5 year old and 5-12 year old composite playgrounds with swings, a zip line, hillside slides, a shelter, seating areas, a drinking fountain, accessible walks connecting neighborhoods to the park and existing bike paths and landscaping throughout. Ide’s Grove West Park is closed during construction.
Master planning efforts were completed in spring 2019 by the Woodridge Park District planning staff in cooperation with a nine-person Neighborhood Park Planning Committee comprised of residents from both Timbers Edge and Ide’s Grove West Park subdivisions. The final master plan was presented and approved by the Park District Board of Commissioners in summer 2019 and the project went to bid in winter 2020.
This project was also awarded a grant from GameTime and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, reducing the cost of the 2-5 and 5-12 year old modular playground structures by 50% of the list price, resulting in an estimated $40,000 savings. These cost savings will be directly applied to other park development features within this park site.