September 29, 2017
The renovation project at Village Green has come to a conclusion with the installation of the new park pavilion and painting of the tennis/pickleball courts! To view an aerial video of the park courtesy of Ephraim Designclick here. A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the pavilion on Thursday, October 12 at 5 p.m. (before the Village Board meeting). As we look forward to maintaining and making continuous improvements, please share any questions or concerns you have to

Park Improvements
The following improvements are included in the 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 two dedicated pickleball courts; 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 is 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 hired Glenville Timberwrights of Baraboo to construct and install a 20’x30′ pavilion structure. The structure is based on a design concept approved by the Architectural Review Board and Village Board in December 2016.

Project Cost and Funding
The Village budgeted $385,145 for park improvements in 2017 to be funded by tax dollars and reserves designated for Village facilities improvements. No tax increases were necessary for the

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.

Amenity Memorials
The Village Green Amenity Memorial Program was established for village residents and other members of the public to honor a person, special event or family name by memorializing an amenity in the newly renovated park. Amenities such as benches, picnic tables and receptacles can be memorialized. The Village is also accepting proposals for naming rights of the new pavilion. For more information, view the Amenity Memorial Brochure.

Project Documents