Emerson Park Project

Join us for a Community Open House to discuss redevelopment at Emerson Park on Thursday, January 19 between 5:30-7:00 PM. The meeting takes place at Central Community Center (CCC) – 1000 W. Central Road in Mount Prospect. 

View the overall Emerson Park Redevelopment Conceptual Plan and two play equipment and color options below.  

Emerson Park Site ConceptEmerson Park Playground Option 1Emerson Park Playground Option 2

If unable to attend, feel free to email comments to Ben Kutscheid, Planner/Landscape Architect bkutscheid@mppd.org or reach him at 847.255.5380 ext 108.     

Robert T. Jackson Clearwater Park Pickleball Courts Project (May 2023)

Get ready to enjoy 6 new pickleball and 2 tennis courts at Clearwater Park! Renovation of the former tennis courts is underway and continues through May 2023.

Clearwater Pickleball Courts Plan

Clearwater Courts Construction


Friendship Park Conservatory & Rosemary S. Argus Friendship Park Improvement Project (Summer 2023)

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) through their Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant, has awarded the Mt. Prospect Park District’s Rosemary S. Argus Friendship Park Conservatory a $400,000 matching funds grant. The total anticipated budget for the proposed project is $1,275,000. This project should be available to bidders in early 2023 and complete by fall of 2023.

The proposed project would combine new park amenities and improvements including:

  • Refurbished pedestrian pathways and the looping of the path system
  • Resurfacing the main parking lot
  • New 250 person event pad and electric service next to the FPC, with a permanent structure for about 120
  • New Fitness Stations along the walking path
  • New shelter near the playground
  • Refresh and enhance memorial gardens
  • Resurface the existing tennis courts
  • New accessible drinking fountain at the Concessions Building
  • New tables and benches throughout the park
  • New landscape plating and trees throughout the park

Click Here to Review the Friendship Park Concept Master Plan

Thank you to all the residents that reviewed the plan and gave feedback during our Community Forum.