ZION, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, announced that the Zion Park District will receive a $400,000 grant for renovations and improvements to Shiloh Park.
“I am excited to be able to share that Shiloh Park in Zion was chosen for this grant,” Mason said. “This money will fund renovations, and new features which will bring new life to this valuable community resource.”
The grant is expected to pay for—among other things—renovating the Shiloh Shelter, two tennis courts and some of the trail system around the upgraded shelter and the playground area. It will also support adding 4 pickleball courts on two of the current tennis courts, a basketball court, baggo and game tables for checkers, chess and table tennis.
Additionally, Mason was able to secure a further $400,000 in capital grants for Zion, which will enable the installation of a new accessible playground.
“Public parks and outdoor spaces may seem like an afterthought, after how long we’ve been stuck inside and distancing over the last few years,” Mason said. “But that is why, now more than ever, it is important to invest in and revitalize public spaces like Shiloh Park. I am committed to leading the way on this because great public parks benefit everyone, and ensuring that they are maintained and accessible is important.”
Mason’s constituent service office can be reached at 847-485-9986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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