ARLINGTON HEIGHTSWith strong support from State Senator Ann Gillespie, Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Palatine and Rolling Meadows are set to receive nearly $2.3 million for land acquisition and development for parks and outdoor recreation projects.

“Our park districts offer recreational and green spaces for our neighbors to enjoy and contribute to what makes our community a great place to live,” said Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights). “These matching funds will help improve the outdoor spaces we have available and preserve them for years to come.”

Nearly $60 million in grants were awarded to 118 local parks across Illinois through the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grants, administered through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This announcement includes the largest round of grants in the 36-year history of the program. OSLAD is a cost-sharing program between state and local governments that has become one of the most popular grant programs in Illinois.

Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website for more information on the OSLAD grants.