Oglesby gets grant for park development

Oglesby gets grant for park development

The city of Oglesby is one of the recipients of an open space grant program that the state of Illinois runs. The city’s getting $400,000 and will put in nearly $200,000 of its own money to develop Senica Square in downtown Oglesby.

The half-acre site will be where a four-season community park is developed with space for outdoor shows, picnicking, and ice skating. It’s on a site where a run-down commercial building used to be.

The North Central Illinois Council of Governments helped Oglesby write the grant application.