BREAKING NEWS! We are excited to share that the Zion Park District has been named as a recipient of an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant in the amount of $600,000 to be used for improvements at David Park. “Governor JB Pritzker along with state and local leaders and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced nearly $60 million in state grants are being awarded for 118 local park projects throughout Illinois to help communities acquire land and develop recreational opportunities.”
The David Park master plan includes an inclusive playground, a new skate park, new basketball courts and soccer fields, plus a full walking loop. We expect this project to begin in the spring of 2024. A timeline for the project will be released when available. The $600,000 grant received is the maximum amount awarded by OSLAD and requires the Park District to match the grant amount received.
The Zion Park District is proud to have secured OSLAD funding the past two years, bringing in one million dollars of state funding to the Zion community. By consistently seeking external revenue sources, the Zion Park District continues to be a responsible steward of taxpayer funds to manage and maintain parks, facilities, and open spaces for the enjoyment of Zion residents.
The Governor’s full press release is available at https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.26122.html