pond dredging at downers grove golf club

The project at the Downers Grove Golf Club has begun and will include removing 2 to 3 feet of accumulated sediment from within the two "canal" ponds located on Holes #2 and #3, restoring them to their original depths and improving the condition of the ponds. We will also removing sediment from around the irrigation intake pipe in the large pond on Hole #9. Large bags will store sediment from the ponds while it dries and then the material will be graded and seeded next season.

O'brien park playground renovation

This playground is being renovated as part of the Downers Grove Park District's annual Capital Improvement Program.

Project Description: Remove and replace all existing play equipment and safety surfacing.
Anticipated Completion: November 1, 2018

Key New Components:
  • Omni® Spinner
  • Track Ride
  • Multiple Slides
  • Swings

Kids Around the World

Parts from the old playground at O'Brien Park have been donated to Kids Around the World. Kids Around the World is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and will use the parts in refurbished playgrounds in other countries. Learn more at https://www.katw.net/.

fitness center locker room project

Starting Monday, August 6, the Fitness Center Locker Rooms at the Recreation Center will be closed for renovation

  • The renovation will take approximately 6 weeks to complete.
  • Lower level locker rooms will be available during this time.
  • A limited number of locks are available; we encourage visitors to bring their own.

We apologize for this inconvenience as it is necessary to close these facilities to assure your safety. We look forward to providing these exciting improvements.


Doerhoefer Park Turf

A grand opening celebration of the new synthetic turf at Doerhoefer Park was held on Thursday, Aug. 30.

About the project:

  • The existing synthetic turf field was installed in 2006 and after 12 years of use was due to be replaced.
  • Existing turf and rubber infill was removed and replaced.
  • New infill features "CoolPlay" technology, anticipated to reduce field temperatures by up to 30 degrees.

Downers Grove Golf Club Range Shelter

Construction is now complete at the new driving range shelter at the Downers Grove Golf Club.

About the Driving Range Shelter:
  • Provides an extended golf season
  • Keeps golfers more comfortable on hot or cold days
  • Covers 10 of the existing 24 hitting stations
  • Features infrared heaters, lights, ceiling fans and garage doors
  • 20 solar roof panels will be installed this fall. The new solar installation is intended to offset the cost of the range shelter lights and heaters. The solar panels do not power the lights and heaters directly, but rather they add energy back to the electrical grid, which results in credits that are applied to our electrical usage. The 20-panel installation can be expanded in the future if it is determined that additional solar energy is needed to offset actual electrical usage.

mar-duke farm water line project

Completed in April, the Downers Grove Park District renovated the existing water lines at Mar-Duke Farm. The renovation replaced six existing hydrants and connected the hydrants on the south side of the drive to newer water service on the north of the drive.


Completed in February, functional and aesthetic improvements have been made to the elevator at the Lincoln Center to provide a more enjoyable ride that is safer, smoother and faster.