Welcome To Prairie Grove Parks And Recreation!
Building Our First Park...
The Village of Prairie Grove purchased the parkland adjacent to the Village Hall on Barreville Road on January 15, 2001. Due to funding limitations, the land has remained unimproved.
In March of 2006, the Village Board approved its current Comprehensive Plan. One of the action items in this plan is to develop the Village Hall Park Property.
In 2008, the Village submitted a request for grant assistance with the help of our Village Planners Houseal & Lavigne Associates. View the Park Site Concept Plan 5 Final CLR to see the plan that was presented at the community workshop on June 10, 2008.
On May 11, 2009 the Village of Prairie Grove was officially notified that we were selected as a grant recipient of the Department of Natural Resources Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant Program! While this is a great honor for the Village it is also a great responsibility in that the grant proceeds are a 50% match ($458,650 in total of which $229,325 is the Village's match).
The Parks Committee Members are currently assisting the Village with fundraising in an effort to keep municipal costs low.
The Village of Prairie Grove is offering its "Buy a Brick Program". The money raised will help pay for the Village's first park. Bricks will be placed throughout the Park. Reserve your engraved permanent brick today by submitting the Buy a Brick Program Form.
Donation of Benches or Trees: Please help by donating some of the items needed for our first park. These items include benches, water fountains, garbage cans, bicycle racks and trees. All donations come with an engraved dedication plaque or rock. Please click here for prices and the order form.
Local Girl Scout, Samantha Carr has installed a butterfly garden at the Village Park as part of her Gold Project, the highest award a girl scout can achieve. The purpose of the garden is to aid in reversing the decline of monarch populations and habitat. Samantha Carr previously installed the popular "Little Library" at the park for her Silver Project. Donations are being accepted to offset the costs of construction and purchase benches to be installed alongside the garden.
Donations will be accepted at the Village Hall, 3125 Barreville Road, Prairie Grove, IL 60012.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Sammi’s Monarch Waystation
Sammi’s Monarch Waystation Native Plants
Click on https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/ to find the location of my Sammi's Little Library ##22682 by searching by zip code 60012. Find the location of other Little Libraries using the sites World Map and learn about how to create your own Little Library.
Click on www.MonarchWatch.org/waystations to find the location of Sammi's Monarch Waystation at #16232 using the Interactive Map at http://bit.ly/monarch-waystations and learn more about how to create your own Monarch Waystation, track the monarch migration as supported by The Monarch Watch Organization and so much more!