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Southland OSLAD Project

Lombard Park District was proudly awarded a $600,000 Open Space Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to assist in the park development of Southland, located at Grace Street and Central Avenue. Lombard Park District’s project was one of 118 projects funded by the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant program in 2023. In particular, the Park District would like to thank State Representative, Terra Costa Howard and State Senator, Suzy Glowiak Hilton for their support of this project and their recommendations of it to the IDNR.

Features planned for the park were based on community input including pickleball and bocce ball courts, improvements to soccer and baseball fields, new play environment with ADA additions, picnic shelters, asphalt pathways, walking trail and more. Additional details and updates are to come on this exciting new project.

For more information on the OSLAD grant, please read here:

Update 07/03

Update 6/24

Earthwork is underway at Southland. This will be the main focus of the project for the next several weeks.

Update 5/28 

The Southland project is set to begin. Contractors installed the site construction fence on Wednesday, May 22. Plans are under final review by DuPage County and the Village of Lombard. The staff is hoping to secure the project permit in the coming weeks.