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Jewett Park 2.0 Renovation Project

Location: Jewett Park, 836 Jewett Park Drive

Project Start Date:March 2024

Project End Date: November 2024

In 2023 the Deerfield Park District was awarded a $600,000 grant from the IDNR’s Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant program for the completion of the Jewett Park 2.0 renovation project which  started in 2019.  

The completion of the project focuses on enhancing the northern half of the park with a range of exciting amenities.  These additions will include a new playground, a concert pavilion, a challenge course, a family game area with a gaga pit, bocce court, baggo and ping pong, a natural area with native trees and pollinators, a picnic shelter, a council ring and interpretive signage, a water fountain and approved accessibility throughout the park.  

Some areas will be closed during construction, but some existing park areas will remain accessible for community enjoyment. During construction, the playground, library-to-park stairs, pavilion rentals, and northside bathrooms near the playground will be closed. However, the ballfields, and skatepark will remain open. Keep an eye out for further updates as we progress towards the exciting transformation of Jewett Park! 

Jewett Park 2.0 Phase II Master PlanNew Playground

Jewett Park Community Center Lower Level Renovation Project

Location: Jewett Park, 836 Jewett Park Drive 

Project Start Date: December 2023 

Project End Date: May 2024 

Exciting improvements are happening at Jewett Park Community Center as the lower level is being renovated. Renovations include moving the registration office, currently located on the upper level to the lower level which will allow the lower-level entrance to become the main entrance into the building. In addition, the kitchen space is being converted into a new ceramic studio. The Maple and Willow classrooms which were used for ceramics and music programs will  be converted into one large programming space. The Pine Rooms which are used for general programming will be improved as part of the space will become the new location for the Park District monthly Board of Commissioner meetings. New flooring and carpet will be installed in the classrooms as well as throughout the hallway/lounge areas. Finally new tables and chairs will be provided for the new and enhanced classroom spaces.   

This project is part of the District’s 3-year bond related capital improvement plan.