Improvements are planned for Village Green park in 2017! Updates to the project will be posted on this webpage.

June 14, 2017
Crews began the first week in May with removal of the existing parking lot and playground equipment. Part of the third tennis court was removed and the remaining part will be converted to a pickleball court. In early June, crews poured asphalt and concrete for the new parking lot, pathways and pavilion area.

On May 11, the Village Board approved proposals for playground equipment, landscaping, fencing and electrical work associated with the park project. The playground equipment and tennis court fencing are expected to be installed in June or July. The pavilion is also expected to be installed in July. Plantings and other landscaping work is anticipated in late summer.

Park Improvements
The following improvements will be included in park renovations: updated playground with modernized, age-specific playground areas; continuous pathway around the perimeter of the park; new park pavilion (see below); reconfigured parking to eliminate extra driveways; new tennis court fencing and replacing one tennis court with a dedicated pickleball court; and updated landscaping with new trees around the tennis courts. Although a dog exercise area was considered with the park renovations, this feature was not included with the 2017 projects.

Playground Area
The new Village Green playground will be separated into two separate age group areas. To view a rendering of the 2-5 age group area, click here. To view rendering of the 5-12 age group area, click here.

Park Pavilion
The Village has hired Glenville Timberwrights of Baraboo to construct and install a 20’x30′ pavilion structure. The structure will be based on a design concept approved by the Architectural Review Board and Village Board in December 2016. The pavilion is expected to be installed during the later phase or after the other improvements.

Project Cost and Funding
The Village budgeted $385,145 for park improvements in 2017 to be funded by tax dollars and reserves.

Project Background
In Fall of 2015, the Village initiated a planning process for future improvements at the park. A public workshop was held on September 16, 2015 at The Prairie School where residents participated in a questionnaire, visual preference survey and discussion session. In October, the Village asked residents for feedback on three preliminary concept plans for the park. On November 30, the Parks & Facilities Committee met to review public comments and to develop one refined concept plan.

On February 11, 2016, the Village Board was presented with a final draft concept plan for the park along with estimated project costs. The Board approved the concept plan, and on March 10, a phasing plan with strategies for lowering project costs was approved.

Project Documents