Capital Projects

Darien Community Park

Construction Update:
The final portion of the project to be completed at DCP, is the installation of the Tennis, Pickleball, and Basketball surfacing, and nets. The delay in this being completed is 100% weather related. In order to install the surfacing correctly we need at least 5-7 dry days, and overnight temperature lows need to be at or above 50 degrees. Updates will be provided once we have an installation date confirmed.

802 Plainfield Road/Garden View Park

The District is excited to announce that they were awarded a $600,000 OSLAD Grant in 2023 from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to assist with developing the former maintenance facility site, at 802 Plainfield Road.

The project will focus on environmental responsibility by including community gardens, along with a large pollinator garden. It will also include a splash pad, as well as a playground, shelter, perennial maze and many shady picnic areas.

Detailed construction plans are being developed and bid, and the project is expected to begin construction in the Spring/Summer 2024. Conceptual drawings are included below. Stay tuned for estimated completion dates!

Driftwood Park

This spring & summer, Driftwood Park (located at the corner of Darien Club Drive & Exner Road) will be closed for renovations. Coming soon is a brand new playground!

Construction start date: Monday April 1st, weather permitting
Anticipated completion date: mid July