In 2023, the Village of Villa Park’s Park and Recreation Department applied for an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant program, to replace the lost park amenities at Lions Park. Based on Community input, the application includes amenities the residents wanted to see at this location. We are happy to report that we received notification that the Village was awarded this grant in the amount of $600,000. This is a matching grant award and can only be used towards the re-development of recreation amenities at the newly constructed Recreation Center. Installation of these amenities will begin at the end of this summer or early fall, with completion in the spring of 2025.