Crews have begun work on Adams Park improvements to make paths accessible to all. While crews create wider, ADA-accessible pathways, the park will be closed for approximately 8-10 weeks. Temporary fencing is in place around the entire park to ensure the safety of pedestrians.
These improvements comprise phases 1 and 2 of the Adams Park master plan, which is a framework for improvements that make the park accessible to all and provide landscaping updates. Paths that currently consist of brick pavers will be replaced with stamped concrete, which will eliminate tripping hazards that can arise as bricks move with weather and settling. This phase will also make paths wider, add a ramp up to the fountain, address drainage issues in the southeast corner of the park, and refresh landscaping around the fountain.
This project is funded in part by a federal grant. For more information on these improvements, please visit www.wheaton.il.us/adamspark, or see this video about the project.