Announcements Letters from Santa will begin on Monday, November 6 through Friday, December 8. Fill out the questionnaire (CLICK HERE) and drop off at the park district into their special mailbox. Upon drop off you will pay for each letter. FY2024 OSLAD Grant Program The Frankfort Square Park District is applying for an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Over the years, the District has successfully applied for and received over $4 million in grant funding that has made facility improvements possible, that most recently included the development of Brookside Bayou Park and the redevelopment of Community Park. The FSPD hired a full-service landscape architecture firm, Planning Resources, Inc. (PRI), to design a full restoration of Hunter Prairie Park, located at 7420 W. North Avenue, adjacent to Summit Hill Junior High. PRI staff also assisted with the OSLAD grant application that will be submitted on or before the August 31, 2023 deadline. Resident involvement is a driving force behind all we do at the FSPD, and community support is an important component of this proposed park redevelopment. Two public meetings were held, one on June 28 and another on July 12, where the public was invited to learn about the OSLAD grant program, the planned upgrades to Hunter Prairie Park, and all were invited to provide input on the various components. The ideas shared by residents were incorporated into a final plan, and thanks to the support we have received from PRI, local agencies, FSPD partners, and most importantly, our residents, we are excited about the concept and are hoping the IDNR will approve our request for $600,000 in state-financed grant funding. Click here for minutes from the two public meetings and click here to view concept drawings of the park improvements prepared by PRI. We also welcome comments about this proposed Hunter Prairie Park Redevelopment project by phone, in-person, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. <CLICK the image for a larger view> Bid/RFP List Advertisement Name Date Due Status Bid Landscape Maintenance Services February 9, 2023 Awarded Bid Sale of Excess Equipment 2012 New Holland Wheel Loader September 28, 2022 Awarded Bid Sale of Excess Equipment 4/25/2022 Awarded Bid Asphalt Installation 3/16/2022 Awarded Bid Purchase of 2022 Caterpillar Model 289 Compact Track Loader 3/7/22 Awarded Bid Sale of FSPD’s 2013 Peterbilt Dump Truck 2/22/22 Awarded Bid Asphalt Installation – Addendum #1 6/10/2021 Awarded Bid Concrete / Asphalt Installation 4/8/2020 Awarded Bid Landscape Maintenance Services 1/22/2020 Awarded RFP Professional Auditing Services 1/15/2020 Awarded Explore Frankfort Square Our Mission Statement It is the mission of the Frankfort Square Park District to provide accessible, non-discriminatory recreational services, facilities, and open space in an environmentally conscious, fiscally responsible manner.