This page is intended to provide the public with updated information on construction projects taking place within the Buffalo Grove Park District.
Mill Creek Park
August 10, 2018
The basketball court has been crack filled and colored, and the playground is being installed. We are hoping to have the playground competed by the end of next week.
July 28, 2018
There have been some construction delays on this project; and, we are hoping to have it finished by the end of August.
May 29, 2018
The playground has been removed, and a new playground will be installed. Construction of the new playground will begin in June, and should be done in mid July, weather permitting.
August 9, 2018
We are currently remodeling some of the rooms in the Preschool wing of the building. Rooms A and D are getting new floors and cabinets, and all of the rooms in the Preschool wing are getting new counter tops.
July 25, 2018
The work being done includes resurfacing of the tennis courts, new drainage, new fencing, and new accessible paths. The work is expected to be completed by the end of September.
Green Lake Park
August 13, 2019
The decking is being installed. The railing is being fabricated, and should be installed in a few weeks.
July 5, 2018
Work has begun on the installation of a new fishing pier. The contractor is grading the land and getting ready to excavate soil for the path leading to the pier. This project is expected to be completed by the middle of August.
Mike Rylko Community Park
July 5, 2018
The sand volleyball court near the skate park is being taken out, and will be replaced with 8 lighted pickleball courts. Removeal of the volleyball courts should be complete by the end of June, and the new pickleball courts should be open by the end of August, weather permitting.
January 8, 2018
We are currently working within the wooded areas of Mike Rylko Community Park to remove invasive species that are harmful to the natural habitat. It may appear as though healthy trees are being taken down; however, that is not the case. The buckthorn trees, as well as other invasive species are extremely harmful; and, they keep plant species that are native to the area from thriving.
Managing the natural areas by controlling invasive plant species and promoting native plant species will have ecological, recreational and aesthetic benefits. Ecological benefits are gained by removing invasive plant species, which can out-compete native plant species. Controlling invasive species will help maintain diversity within the natural areas, which in turn provides more suitable habitat for wildlife. In general, invasive plant species are less useful to native wildlife to provide habitat needs. By promoting native plants, wildlife diversity may increase, providing greater ecological benefit from pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies, and from wildlife, such as migratory songbirds. Additional recreational uses of Mike Rylko Community Park may also be gained from wildlife observers, birdwatchers and other nature enthusiasts who are attracted to the enhanced natural areas.
Removal of dense thickets of buckthorn will open the understory of the woodlands, and allow spring and summer wildflowers to grow. Improving the aesthetic look of the natural areas will entice users of the park. Additional benefits to the community may be gained by providing educational opportunities for science classes to study ecology, biology or other natural sciences in the park natural areas.
For the woodlands, targets for invasive species control and increasing native species diversity:
- Reduce boxelder and nonnative canopy trees by at least 25%.
- Remove and control 90% of buckthorn and other invasive shrubs.
- Control 90% of invasive, nonnative herbaceous species.
- Total native herbaceous vegetative cover of 75%, with at least 15 native species present.
- Increase tree and shrub species diversity by 25%.
For the prairie areas, targets are:
- Control 90% of nonnative, invasive herbaceous species.
- Remove and control 90% of all tree and shrub species.
- Total native herbaceous vegetative cover of 90%, with at least 20 native species present.
For the wetland areas, targets are:
- Control 90% of purple loosestrife and phragmites.
- Remove and control 90% of all non-native and invasive trees and shrubs.
June 19, 2018
Due to a lot of rain this month, this project has been delayed. Construction will begin, weather permitting, the first week of July, and be done by the end of July.
June 11, 2018
Construction of the new roof will take place in June, and should be done in early July. The project will include a new base covering for the roof, perimeter and interior flashing.