Parks & Recreation Updates

Willowbrook Park- Highridge Ball Field and Willowbrook Playground

The Highridge Ball Field is being used in full swing by our Residents and the VPYB league. Parks staff use the irrigation system on the baseball field turf to keep it green. Numerous new items were installed to make this ball field one of the best in Villa Park. Items such as dugout shade structures and bench planks, foul poles, a material storage box and warmup pitching plates/mounds have been installed. The scoreboard is a great addition too.

The new playground was installed at Willowbrook Park in fall of 2019 and opened for use in spring of 2020!  While the pandemic caused the playground to see only minimal use throughout 2020, the playground is now fully open!  This new playground has lots of great feature including a pair of zip lines!  Future additions/improvements are being planned and would include some additional sidewalks, landscaping, trash cans and benches.

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WESTMORE PARK- COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS 

Villa Park’s community gardens have been very popular with area gardeners. Garden plots are available for community members or organizations who want to grow vegetables. Anyone who has a green thumb or just wants to try their hand at gardening is welcome to purchase a plot. The garden plots are 10’ x 10’ and are located at Westmore Park. A water tank is on site for easy watering of the plots. The Parks Division till and stake the plots prior to the season; weeding and maintenance is the gardener’s responsibility during the growing season.

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JEFFERSON POOL - NEW DIVING BOARD AND ADA STAIRS 

 Although the pool remained closed during the pandemic in 2020, we are happy to inform you that new ADA stairs were installed by Spear Corp. and are now being used this season. Spear Corp. has also completed the install of our new diving board. We hope our residents enjoy the new equipment offered at our pool.

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