Bruce Ream Memorial Park

We are excited to announce that we are the recipient of an OSLAD (Open Space Land Acquisition & Development) Grant from IDNR (Illinois Department of Natural Resources) for the Bruce Ream Park re-development!!! IDNR has awarded the Park District $375,400 towards the development of the new playground, splash pad, shared-use path with fitness stations, sand volleyball court, sled/exercise hill, basketball/bankshot/pickelball court, soccer turf improvements, parking lot improvements, and ADA repairs to the existing restrooms. We have also received grant funding from the Kane County Riverboat Grant for the playground equipment and trees at this location. 

As of December 2016, the playground and splash pad equipment has been selected and construction documents are in the works. We plan to start construction in early spring and will be hosting a supervised community build day in the spring. Please contact Laura at 847-683-2690 or if you are interested in participating or donating to the build day. Sponsorship opportunities will also be available. Come be a part of history as we make this community park an exciting destination for you and your family! Click here to view the conceptual Bruce Ream Park plans.


Click here to see the main playground equipment (east side of park near shelter)

Click here to see the secondary playground equipment (west side of park)

Click here to see the splash pad equipment (near shelter)


If you would like to donate a memorial bench for along the new walking path in the park, please contact Laura at

Bruce Ream Park will be under construction in 2017 and will not be available for rentals. 2018 rental form is available below, 2018 reservation request will be January 2nd, 2018.

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