Grandview Park Improvement Project

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Open, grassy area with dirt road
Grass field
Grandview Park
(Montemalaga Dr., between Via Panorama and Grayslake Rd.)
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Project Overview
The goal of the Grandview Park Improvement Project is to enhance accessibility, recreational opportunities, and the aesthetic appearance at the park. The City worked with a landscape architect to perform a site analysis, conduct community outreach, and create conceptual designs of both Grandview Park and Lower Hesse Park simultaneously.

City Council reviewed conceptual designs for Grandview Park on December 7, 2010 and directed staff to complete the environmental review process for the Sycamore Plan. View the conceptual plans. Staff is currently working on the environmental analysis for the plans, which will be available for public comment once completed.

To view reports on the history of the project and Council actions, please see the project history section at the bottom of this webpage. Please join the project listerv to receive updates.
  1. Conceptual Design Process
  2. Public Outreach Table
  3. Project History
  4. Project Background
  5. Planning & Public Outreach
  6. Neighborhood Meeting
  7. Learn More
The Conceptual Design Process
Public outreach performed by consultant, Mia Lehrer & Associates, and City staff included three community workshops during which community input was gathered and preliminary designs were shared. Staff also took public outreach tables to shopping centers and special events throughout the Peninsula to share information with the public and to gather input.

View a gallery of photos from the community workshops.

At the May 15 Community Workshop, the City’s landscape architect led participants through a site analysis of both park sites to gather resident input.
At the July 17 Community Workshop, the city’s landscape architect and city staff presented conceptual designs of the two parks and discussed traffic and circulation, park programming, and park character. At the September 25 Community Workshop, Mayor Wolowicz, city staff, and the city’s landscape architect shared conceptual designs of Lower Hesse and Grandview parks with the community and solicited feedback.