Townley Field Corridor

UPDATE: August 11, 2023

The Kenilworth Park District Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) working group received revised proposals from three play structure companies for the construction of a new playground as part of the OSLAD grant application. The working group focused on proposals that were inclusive in play, provided opportunities for a wide age range, fit the community aesthetic, fit into the budget, and created a fun and inviting atmosphere for all who gather to it. The three companies were Kompan, Landscape Structures, and Burke. After thorough discussion and design alterations, the OSLAD working group will be recommending at the August 17, 2023 Board of Commissioners meeting that the Park District move forward with Landscape Structures with some improvement modifications requested for the final design. The working group will be presenting the playground proposal at the August 17, 2023 Board meeting at 5:30PM at the Kenilworth Assembly Hall.

To view the initial, unrevised proposal from Landscape Structures – Click Here!

UPDATE: July 21, 2023

The Kenilworth Park District has made significant progress on the Townley Field South OSLAD grant project. At the July 20, 2023 Park District Board meeting, landscape contractor Hitchcock Design Group gave a presentation, updating the Board on the progress made thus far. Please click the link below to view the presentation.

Townley Field Update July 20, 2023

Members of the Kenilworth Community,

What were once two concepts, have now become one concept based on your amazing and thoughtful feedback. The Kenilworth Park District has applied for the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant. The grant is for $400,000 in matching funding from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Next Steps

Due to the size and complexity of this project and pairing that with the limited financial ability of the Park District, private funding will need to be raised in order for this project to move forward. The Park District will be interviewing professional fundraising groups to assist in this incredible effort. In the coming weeks, the District will develop a plan of action on how to move forward with a thoughtful and transparent fundraising effort. Kenilworth Residents will be updated regularly on all aspects of the Townley Field Corridor project and a communication plan will be a large part of our efforts. Please stay tuned and sign up for our e-newsletter for more updates.

If you would like to be involved in any potential committees for the Townley Field Corridor, please reach out to Executive Director John Kiwala at

To view the survey results that led to the two concepts below, please click on the link below:

Townley Field Survey Summary Results

To view the results of the survey sent out to the community regarding Concepts A and B, please click the link below:

Townley Two-Concept Design Survey Results

To view the final concept that results from resident feedback and decided on by the Kenilworth Park District Board at their August 19, 2021 Board Meeting, click the link below:

Townley Field Combined Concept

To view the original 2 concepts, please click the links below:


2021_07_20 Concept Plan A-901


2021_07_20 Concept Plan B-901