Sunset Woods Park is the community’s signature destination park centrally located just west of the downtown near Park Avenue and Sunset Road. The park contains baseball diamonds, tennis courts, playgrounds, a basketball court, a skate park, picnic areas, trails, and approximately 8 acres of natural areas. The Park is also the site of several special events and summer camp programs.
In Fall 2020, the Park District began engaging the public to understand current use and desired improvements for the park and playground. The information gathered was used with additional input from Park District staff and the Park Board to prepare design guidance.
With its design consultant team, the Park District used the design guidance to prepare preliminary plans for the park and playground renovations. These plans were shared with the community in December 2020, along with a detailed online survey to collect feedback. Over 300 people reviewed the presentation and responded to the survey.