Crystal Lake Park District Receives Illinois Parks and Recreation GameTime/PlayCore Grant for Haligus Park Playground

Fri March 1, 2024

The Crystal Lake Park District received the GameTime/Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Grant in support of our playground at Haligus Road Park in Lakewood, Illinois. The grant is a matching fund grant for play equipment through Gametime representative Cunningham Recreation. This award is part of an Illinois statewide initiative to promote healthy play with the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA), GameTime, and GameTime's parent company, PlayCore.

PlayCore is a purpose driven Company committed to building healthy communities around the world by advancing play and recreation. The company infuses scholarly learning, through its Center for Outreach, Research, and Education (CORE), into its comprehensive family of brands. PlayCore combines best-in-class educational programming with the most comprehensive portfolio of play and recreation products and services to create tailored solutions that match the unique needs of each community served.

The designed park proposes many exciting features which may include pickleball courts, a splash pad and playground, demonstration garden, a shelter, restroom building, an outer loop walking path with seating nodes, a soccer field, basketball court and paved parking. A walking path shall surround the park and run along the Kishwaukee River. 

For further information contact Amy Olson, Manager of Park Planning and Development,