Park District of Highland Park

Master Planning for Sunset Woods
Park and Playground Renovations

What is the Project Timeline?

There are three phases to the project:

  • Phase 1: Preliminary Design
  • Phase 2: Playground Final Design
  • Phase 3: Playground Construction


Phase 1: Preliminary Design (Fall/Winter 2020 – February 2021)
The Preliminary Design phase has three steps:

  • Step 1. Input
    The project team will collect input from the community on their vision for an updated playground and park.
  • Step 2. Review
    The design firm will take the community feedback and develop an initial concept plan draft to illustrate the feedback that was gathered during Step 1.
  • Step 3. Final Concept
    The project team will gather feedback on the initial draft concept plan. That feedback will be used to refine a final concept plan. The concept master plan will serve as a tool to guide future capital planning and support funding opportunities. The playground concept plan developed in Phase 1 will serve as the foundation for Phase 2 playground final design.


Phase 2: Playground Final Design (Early 2021- Spring 2021)
The design team will develop detailed plans for construction. These plans will detail colors, materials, textures, dimensions, and play pieces.


Phase 3: Playground Construction (Late Summer 2021 – Fall 2021)
The new playground will be constructed. Once construction is completed, the new playground will be open to the community.