Machesney Park Awarded Grant Funds for Open Space Plan Along Rock River

$506,150 grant to be used for property acquisition to facilitate park expansion plans

MACHESNEY PARK, IL (March 1, 2023) – The Village of Machesney Park has been awarded $506,150 from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) through the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Grant (OSLAD) program.

These funds will be matched by the Village to acquire and demolish up to seven (7) properties in the floodway. Through the voluntary acquisition program, funds will also be used to relocate the residents who reside in these homes. This acquisition and demolition of properties will provide a contiguous area in the Shore Drive area for planned improvements and additions to Stone’s Landing Park & Boat Launch.

mapConcept of planned improvements at Stone's Landing Park & Boat Launch


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