Future Parks

Glen Ellyn Downtown Event Park

Project Background

For more information on this project, please contact Nathan Troia at [email protected].

The Village of Glen Ellyn and the Glen Ellyn Park District are collaborating on the purchase, development, and operation of the downtown plaza. The property, formally the U.S. Bank site, located at 453 Forest Avenue in downtown Glen Ellyn, was purchased recently by the Village. 

The Park District’s plan is to transform this site and expand the existing Prairie Path Park into a dynamic open space within the heart of Glen Ellyn’s Downtown. The site will create a “front yard” for commuters, Prairie Path users, Downtown residents, and the entire Glen Ellyn community. The project will fulfill an initiative driven by the Village’s Downtown Plan and Comprehensive Plans, which call for the addition of green space within the Downtown area. Development of the site will also serve as a catalyst for improvements to adjacent properties and bring new events to the area. 

Draft Design Packages

Project Site Photos

Community Engagement

A successful design and planning process involves collaboration with individuals, stakeholders, and the community as a whole. Throughout the design process, site design group, ltd. (site) is inviting the community to engage in a series of public events. The community engagement process is intended to establish an inclusive, equitable, and productive experience for the greater Glen Ellyn community to ensure all voices are heard.

  • Summer Break at the Lake
    June 30, 2023 | 5:30 – 9:30 pm
    at Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road
  • National Night Out
    August 1, 2023 | 5 – 7 pm
    at Newton Park, 707 Fairview Avenue
    Look for the information tables near the playground at the event.
    In the event of inclement weather, the tables will be relocated under the shelter located within Newton Park.
  • POSTPONED: Virtual Town Hall
    Please check back for a new date. We will also announce the new date on our social media channels, and a virtual meeting link will be provided prior to the Town Hall.

News and Updates


Project Team

site design group, ltd (site)
Founded in 1990, site design group, ltd. (site) is a nationally award-winning landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture firm based in Chicago, Illinois. As landscape architects, urban designers, planners, arborists, architects, and creative thinkers, site understands the value of exterior environments that create a sense of place. Successful placemaking leads to the long-term care and use of spaces by the public. site’s goal is to create spaces that are valued and sustained by the communities they reside within in order to maintain long-term relevance and use.

Woodhouse Tinucci Architects (WTA)
Founded in 1990, David Woodhouse Architects, becoming Woodhouse Tinucci Architects in 2014, is an award-winning architectural, planning, and interior design firm focusing on architecture in the public realm. Their projects for Chicago’s most notable institutions and governments comprise a body of work that earned the Firm of the Year Award in 2007 from the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, National AIA project awards in 2018, 2020 and 2021, and a COTE Top Ten Award in 2020. 

V3 Companies
V3 is a multidisciplinary firm offering civil engineering, contracting, environmental, planning, landscape architecture and surveying services. Since their founding in 1983, V3 Companies has adhered to five fundamental core values: unwavering integrity, commitment to excellence, focus on clients, dedication to employees, and service to the community.