A new playground was installed at Liberty Park, an active neighborhood park located at 1018 Lewis Street in DeKalb. The new playground replaces an 18-year-old playground that was the last wooden play structure in the Park District.
The new playground features vibrant colors, a generation swing, and ADA accessible play components. In addition, based on neighborhood input, the purple dinosaur from the original playground was retained to maintain the park’s uniqueness.
The new playground was made possible through the 2016 Healthy Play Action Grant Program. The grant funds are part of a statewide initiative to promote healthy play with the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IRPA). GameTime, and Playcore. The grant program provides matching funds to assist parks throughout Illinois in creating playground spaces that encourage best practice designs for active behavior.