Lake Arlington Park Improvement Project

Lake Arlington Concept Drawing from the South

Lake Arlington Overhead - Concept perspective from South

Lake Arlington Concept Perspective Drawings

Lake Arlington Concept Perspective Drawings

Check back here to stay updated, view the potential plans, and share your comments about the Lake Arlington Park  Improvement Project.


Why is this project being developed?

Studies show that communities and individuals benefit positively from being physically active, and from exposure to nature and green space. Just imagine parents, grandparents, or caregivers utilizing the fitness equipment while maintaining eye contact with their children who are enjoying the sensory garden. Or using either the 2 – 5-year-old or 5 – 12-year-old playgrounds while protected from the sun underneath the shade structure that is strategically placed allowing patrons to view the playgrounds, garden, or the lake.

How is the project being funded?

The estimated $1.151 million project will be funded, in part, with $400,000 from an Illinois Department of Natural Resource (IDNR) Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant. The Park District’s capital improvement budget will fund the balance.

What New Features Will be Offered?


  • Exercise stations area
  • Improved wayfinding
  • Improved interpretive signs
  • Bike, pedestrian path rehab


  • New playgrounds (ages 2-12)
  • Boat dock extension
  • ADA route to open sand, boat dock and fishing pier


  • Natural plantings
  • A sensory garden
  • New fishing pier
  • New observation area
  • 35' park shelter with game tables

Please share your comments or observations about the Lake Arlington proposed improvements.

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