Former Village Trustee Passed Away
Former Village Trustee Joe Buchta passed away last Friday. Mr. Buchta served on the Police and Fire Commission for many years as well as the Village Board. The condolences of the Village are with Mr. Buchta's family and friends.
PIG ROAST...THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE FLOODING!!
Come to the Pig Roast this weekend!
THE BROOKFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL HOST THE FIRST PIG ROAST IN KIWANIS PARK ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 11:30 A.M.
OSLAD EHLERT PARK GRAND OPENING!
Skate Teams, Bocce Tournament, and Raffle
slated for Ehlert Park Grand Opening
Village of Brookfield invites all to celebrate
the official opening of the newly renovated Ehlert Park
The Village of Brookfield is excited to announce the Grand Opening of Jaycee-Ehlert Park, newly renovated thanks to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources “Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program.” The Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Festivities will include a skate demonstration sponsored by Totally Board of LaGrange, a bocce and horseshoes tournament with prizes, free hot dogs, and a raffle of park sports-related prizes sponsored by Totally Board of LaGrange, Hitchcock Design Group, Hancock Engineering, Hey and Associates Engineering, and the Kenneth Company. A ribbon cutting will officially open the event at 10:00 a.m.
The park, designed by Hitchcock Design Group and constructed by the Kenneth Company, includes a skate park, a new picnic area, a bocce/horseshoe court, a new baseball practice field, a new soccer/football practice field, a wide walking/biking path connecting to the rest of the park, and a parking lot and drop off area. The park includes drainage to manage stormwater after heavy rains, and incorporates green practices such as native plantings and a bioswale in drainage areas. “The park represents the synthesis of professional staff, consultant, and resident input resulting in one of the Village of Brookfield’s finest assets,” said Keith Sbiral, Assistant Village Manager.
The newly renovated portion of Ehlert Park, located at the intersection of Shields and Sunnyside Avenues, consists of approximately 5.7 acres and was acquired by the Village from Elementary School District #103 in 2003 for $1.5 million, half of which was funded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources “Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program.” In 2005, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources awarded the Village $398,000 under the same program for the development of the acquired park land with recreational facilities. The park improvements total approximately $1.2 million.
“The OSLAD funding that the Village of Brookfield was able to procure resulted in a beacon of progress for the Village and a first rate addition to Ehlert park. The development of Brookfield’s highest quality parkland significantly adds to the Village recreation and green space and eliminates the threat the land would be developed,” said Michael Garvey, Village President.
For more information about the Ehlert Park Grand Opening, please visit our website at www.brookfieldil.gov, or contact Meena Beyers at 708/485-7344.
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