French play area construction update
January 20, 2017
After providing countless hours of enjoyment for generations of youth, the play area at French Regional Park has closed. The design process is taking place to develop a new play area at French, which will meet or exceed its status as a “signature creative play facility.”
For the first phase of the process, which took place in the summer of 2016, the Park District sought input from park users to find out what they like about the play area and what improvements they would like to see in a new play area. This image shows the features that the public asked for in a new play area, with the most popular topics in the larger type sizes.
Concept plans for the new play area design will be posted to this site as they are available. The play area will be closed for the 2017 season and is anticipated to open in the summer of 2018.
Frequently asked questions about the play area and planned replacement project