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Posted on: February 1, 2024

IPRA Statewide Funding Initiative Grant Awarded to Parks & Rec

new glaeser equipment

Richton Park Parks and Rec is thrilled to announce the receipt of a $25,359 grant from Illinois Parks Recreation Association, Play Core, GameTime, and Cunningham Recreation Statewide Funding Initiative towards a new play system at Glaeser Park.

PlayCore is a purpose driven Company committed to building healthy communities around the world by advancing play and recreation. The company infuses scholarly learning, through its Center for Outreach, Research, and Education (CORE), into its comprehensive family of brands. PlayCore combines best-in-class educational programming with the most comprehensive portfolio of play and recreation products and services to create tailored solutions that match the unique needs of each community served.

Glaeser Park “Play On” Playground promotes fitness and fun by implementing the Play On! design best practices to intentionally promote physical activity through active play and encourage the developmental progression of skills through healthy movement.

This outdoor play destination incorporates six key elements of play- balancing, brachiating, climbing, spinning, sliding, and swinging to promote fitness opportunities that support national physical education standards and efforts to combat childhood obesity.

The entire project will cost $119,036 and the remaining $93,677 will come from American Rescue Plan Fund.

The project encompasses performing park improvements and significant enhancements for quality of life, by providing ADA accessibility play system and eliminating the hazardous conditions that impede recreation enjoyment and safety.

The project will include:

  • Removal and Disposal of outdated existing equipment
  • Installation of ADA complaint play system structure for Ages 2-5 and 5-12

The Village of Richton Park Parks & Recreation Department has a strong commitment to providing high-quality parks, green space, and recreation.

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