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Exterior of Mundelein Facility

Renovation of Longmeadow Park

Project Overview

This spring we will begin significant improvements to Longmeadow Park, located at 1800 Somerset Lane.

Renovations include:

  • Replacing the playground
  • Replacing the asphalt path, and walkway to the shelter
  • Adding a half basketball court
  • Adding a gaga pit
  • Adding a fishing station (See location below)
  • Create a woodland trail
  • Remove buckthorn along path area

Please note that the playground, shelter and parking lot will be closed during construction. We expect to reopen in October. Please check back to this page for updates.

plan for new playground at Longmeadow Park

Fishing Station location

Map showing the locaton of the fishing station at Longmeadow Park


  • How is the project being funded?
    • The District received an Illinois Department of Natural Resources OSLAD Matching Grant for $400,000 to assist with the renovation of Longmeadow Park.  The District will contribute matching funds through its Capital and Special Recreation Fund balance.
  • What is the construction schedule?
    • Construction will begin in March or April with Final Completion in October.  A fence will be blocking the parking lot and around the playground.
  • Why is Longmeadow Park being renovated?
    • The playground is over 23 years old.
    • The paths are flooding and starting to crack.
    • The walkway to the shelter needs to be redesigned to comply with ADA standards.
    • The buckthorn has overgrown the wooded area.  Through feedback, residents enjoy walking through the wooded area and noted the beautiful trees growing there.
    • Residents expressed that they want the basketball court out of the parking lot.
  •  Will the playground be closed?
  • Are we able to donate the playground?
    • The District contacted Kids Around the World and unfortunately, our playground is too old.
  • Will the baseball fields be closed?
    • No, but the District will be working with the Village to limit parking on one side of the street in a specific area.
  •  Will we stock the pond with fish?
    • Yes, and the District will begin stocking in April. The pond will be stocked with bass, perch, carp, and catfish.
  • Whom do we contact with questions?

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