Grants approved for Thornton Park, Rotary Park projects

Grants approved for Thornton Park, Rotary Park projects

The city of Ottawa is getting the grant it asked for to make the improvements people say they want at Thornton Park. The state announced Friday a $305,100 amount going to Ottawa. The city will have to come up with at least that much to add to the funding. Based on input people gave a consultant last summer, the city plans to install pickle ball courts, a splash pad, and playground equipment.

The city of LaSalle asked for a grant to expand Rotary Park in the same grant program. It’s getting $400,000.

A young Thornton Park user looks over plans for improving the park at a meeting with a consultant in the summer of 2019.

Some of our previous stories on this topic:
Splash pad, pickle ball courts, playground equipment in plans for Thornton Park

Edmund Thornton recalls developing Thornton Park as the city prepares for its future

Ten ideas for a Thornton Park fix-up that could be funded with a state grant