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Park District Limiting Salt Application Due to Shortage


The Arlington Heights Park District participates in a regional purchasing pool for salt.  Due to salt shortages affecting many municipalities, the Park District has begun limiting salt distribution to critical facilities and areas.  Highest priority will be given to entrances, exits, handicapped spaces and main aisles in the parking lots.

Some facility sidewalks/entrances (Buildings, Community Centers and Tennis Clubs) will not be salted until the snow has stopped and then salt will be applied beginning 10' away from the entrances to keep those areas as safe as possible.    
The following locations will be salted on a special need basis, otherwise they will only be plowed:
  • Centennial Park
  • Carefree Park
  • Patriots Park
  • Prairie Park
  • Greenslopes Park
Visitor safety is of our utmost concern. However, the Park District will continue these salt conservation practices until and if its salt supplies are restored.  Visitors should proceed with caution.
For further information, contact the Parks & Planning Dept. at 847.577.3009.
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