The Oak Lawn Park District’s Eagle Ridge Tot Lot playground, 5200 Tomcin Trail, is going world-wide.
The existing playground equipment will be donated to Kids Around the World, a non-profit, faith-based organization that helps children and families who have been affected by war, poverty, illness and natural disasters. Kids Around the World takes donated playgrounds, refurbishes them and re-installs them in impoverished areas around the world.
Eagle Ridge Tot Lot construction will begin on Monday, May 20th. During construction, patrons will need to access the path through the entrance at 107th & Long as access from the playground to the walking trail will not be available. Project completion will be dependent on weather but is expected to wrap up in August.
The project will feature new playground equipment, engineered wood fiber (Mulch) safety surfacing, concrete playground curbing, and site improvements.
A rendering of the proposed play equipment is shown below.