Wed December 13, 2023


Hero Park is coming in 2024!
In preparation for this new, all-inclusive park, the previous playground at North Shore Park, 2041 N. Orchard Lane, Round Lake Beach, has been taken down. That playground equipment has been donated to Kids Around the World, an agency that removes existing playground parts and refurbishes them for use in other countries.
The Park District is preparing the site for Hero Park and has begun receiving equipment for the new inclusive playground, which will be one of the largest of its kind in Lake County. Construction will begin in the spring, as weather allows and the project is expected to be completed in late summer/early fall of 2024.
Some of the special features of Hero Park will include:
  • Safe, smooth spongy surfacing
  • Transfer stations throughout
  • Slanted/graduated climbing elements
  • Stainless steel and molded slides
  • One of the tallest accessible slides in the area
  • Parallel play
  • Fun, educational play panels
  • Ramps from bottom to top
  • Specialized seating and handholds
  • High-back swings
  • Musical elements
  • Lots of shade
The Park District will host a Grand Opening Celebration once this amazing project is finished. Watch for more details to come later in 2024.