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Park District Seeks Public Input

What improvements would you like to see at Willow Stream Park and Mike Rylko Community Park?

The invites residents to a special information night May 10 designed to gather input on the master plans for and .

These parks are two of the heaviest used parks in the community, and the opinions and suggestions of residents are important, as they will help guide the park district develop the final drafts of plans that will guide park improvements for the next five to 10 years. Park users, neighbors and other interested community members are invited to view these plans and to help shape the future of these parks.

The meeting will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. May 10 at the . A presentation will begin at 7 p.m., and there will opportunity for participants to view concepts, ask questions and provide feedback.

Materials presented will be available for viewing on the Buffalo Grove Park District's website after the event, and feedback will be invited online. For more information, contact Buffalo Grove Park District's Public Relations and Marketing Manager Mike Terson at (847) 850-2116.

Gigi April 27, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I think it would be nice if The Park District would allow EVERYONE to use the Willow Stream Park soccer field area!! Right now if someone would want to spread out a blanket and just "chill' there, they are told to leave!!!
Steve DeLorge April 27, 2012 at 05:20 PM
The Willow Stream pool should have been built where the spray park is. Make it like Wheelings pool and all that traffic going by would see it and want to go there. What a waste of an opportunity. My daughter and her friends all go to Wheeling's pool.
Poofy Cat April 27, 2012 at 08:04 PM
I don't want to hear traffic while laying out at the pool. I love the location at Willow Stream!
Mike Terson April 27, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Gigi, That simply is not true. Yes, there are soccer fields that are primarily used for soccer during the soccer seasons; however, there are other events out there, such as National Night Out, Lawn Chair Lyrics Summer Concert Series, Movies Under the Stars, and others, and if there aren’t scheduled soccer games taking place, anyone is welcome to spread out a blanket and to just chill there. People are also welcome to spread out a blanket along side a soccer field during a game. Steve, I completely agree with you; however, the voters in Buffalo Grove voted against building a pool next to the Spray ‘N Play in 2 separate referendums years ago.
John May 23, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Disk golf should be removed from the park. Disks flying into you are not the only problem with the disk golf course. To get there disk golfers drive their illegally loud cars through the neighborhood disturbing peace of hundreds of residencies on their way. In the park, speed bumps are just more fan for some of them, as cars dangerously accelerate through the bumps almost out of control. With them they bring drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. A small grove in the middle of the park is used as a restroom. Public swearing and indecency are the norm. A lot of damage to the park, to the grass and the trees.
Dana July 21, 2012 at 02:43 PM
I agree with John. I live on the park and it starts early in the morning in the summertime and goes way past dark.Some even have lighted disks.The crowds are mostly loud-mouthed foul-mouthed teenagers. I loved the park before that disk golf course and now I hate it.
Abigail July 21, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Dana, I can imagine what it's like for you living so close to the park. What's it like when you want to have a cookout in your backyard? I shudder to think about what it must be like for you. My husband and I rode our bikes through Willow Stream a couple of days ago and both agreed we would never buy a house that backs up to a city park. Your quality of life during the summer is probably poor with the noise and crowds of people--some of whom don't consider the people who live around the park. If we had bought a home that butts against the park, we would have fought the village for the right to put up a very tall fence.
Dana July 21, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Abigail, Willow stream was a great place to live when I first moved here.(1982) I loved the privacy. They built the park in 90 or 91 which raised the value of our property.I was glad to have a beautiful park. When they built the disk golf course the quality of the park went down.Now there are foul-mouthed teenagers everyday from early morning till late at night. They have no respect for us people that live here. They are very loud and obnoxious and they leave plastic bottles and other trash laying around.They must drink at night cause I have picked up vodka and wine bottles and put them in the trash. You cannot walk in the park for fear of getting hit by a disk.I think that disk golf course devalued our property. Hopefully the park district will remove that disk golf course so we can have some peace and quiet or I am moving.
Dana August 10, 2012 at 09:57 PM
The Park District obviously don't care about the privacy of the people that live around that park. I don't know why they had to build that course next to the houses.It lowered the value of our property.They should have put it in an empty field that isn't adjacent to homes.so people would not have to listen to foul language and screaming and someone always running around by your backyard.
Dana September 13, 2012 at 05:17 PM
I would like to know the reasoning behind building that disk golf course behind peoples' homes. I guess if you are the boss and don't live here,then you don't have to put up with the teenagers all the time.Why not put it someplace where there are no houses?????????????
Stuart Tindall September 13, 2012 at 05:39 PM
It must be pretty cool to rag on teenagers these days. After all the can't vote so fuck em eh?
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