Des Plaines plans $400,000 of improvements at Apache Park

Daily Herald Article | 5.23.14
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As reported in the Daily Herald, Des Plaines is planning $400,000 in improvements to Apache Park and the surrounding neighborhood.  The improvements come as part of ‘The Apache Park Neighborhood Plan‘, an effort being led by Teska, the City of Des Plaines and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to help develop solutions to improve the safety and well-being of the community.

City aldermen and park board commissioners this week unanimously endorsed a grant application for state funds that would help fund the Apache Park project.

“I think it’s really going to change the whole atmosphere in the park and it’s going to draw people to the park and make it a destination, which I don’t think it’s ever been,” said 5th Ward Alderman Jim Brookman, whose ward includes the Apache Park neighborhood.

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