Discover Vine Park
Vine Park sits on 2.26 acres of land, located at 1007 Vine Street. This park has a spacious lawn for ultimate play.
At its Oct. 25, 2022 board meeting, the Streamwood Park District Board of Commissioners approved a staff recommendation to remove the aging playground equipment from Vine Park.
In Streamwood, the terms ‘playground’ and ‘park’ are synonymous because nearly every park has a playground. While that has worked for many years, the Streamwood Park District is unable to create an attainable maintenance and replacement plan for our parks. One new playground can cost nearly $250,000 to purchase and install, and the realistic life of a playground is around 10 years. In order to create a sustainable parks system, the Park District must reduce the number of playgrounds in town and repurpose the parks with other recreational offerings.
Vine Park’s playground was built in 1993 and is well past its useful service life. Vine Park has also had historically poor drainage and access to the park for patrons and staff has always been difficult, which makes it an added maintenance barrier.
Once the playground equipment has been removed, the updates at Vine Park will provide plenty of open space that can be used for a variety of recreational activities. The Park District will also add native plantings and a pollinator garden, coupled with signage that will educate the park users on the plants and their impact on the environment. Additionally, many of these plantings will help improve the park’s poor drainage by helping soak up some of the moisture in the ground, making the open grass space more suitable for play.
“This park renovation will reinvigorate Vine Park and attract more users to its space since more of the space will now be usable,” said Executive Director Jeff Janda.