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

September 22, 2017
Park construction is nearly complete! The new park pavilion has been installed; electrical and underlighting is expected to be completed the week of September 25. New playground and paths are installed and open to use! The perimeter path around the park is about 1/3 of a mile (not including the wooded section). Lastly, maintenance of the tennis courts is underway; the courts are scheduled to be striped the week of September 25.

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