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Sunnyside Park Renovation
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where is Sunnyside Park?
The park site is located on 3 acres at the intersection of Glen Ellyn Road and Byron Ave. It is handicap accessible and contains a playground, tot lot, two tennis courts and a basketball court. The east branch of the DuPage River runs through the park. The official address is 291 Glen Ellyn Road in Bloomingdale.
How is the park being planned?
An open house was held Feb. 20 for residents to help select colors schemes and activity panels.
The Park District also sought input from Western DuPage Special Recreation Association and Markland, a non-profit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.
Who is renovating the park?
The Bloomingdale Park District Parks Department is overseeing the renovation. The landscape architect is Joe Brusseau of Brusseau Design Group, LLC. The playground designer is Laney Chaplik of Parkreation, Inc.
How is the renovation being funded?
The Park District received a $43,404 grant from Little Tikes to partially fund a portion of the playground structures.
How accessible will the park be?
The park will be fully-accessible for children of all abilities ages 2-12.
When will the park open?
The renovation is scheduled to begin in mid-May with a targeted date of completion late-June to early-July. The grand opening is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 24.
Who do I contact for more information?
Bloomingdale Park District Executive Director Carrie Fullerton and Bloomingdale Park District Director of Parks & Planning Joe Potts are the contacts for the project.
Can I see photos of the construction?