Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

New city park being planned

 

September 28, 2022

This empty lot at the corner of Mill and Irene streets is the proposed site of a new city park that depends on the receipt of an IDNR grant.

The city of Staunton is in the early planning stages of developing a new community park on East Mill Street. The 50-foot by 119-foot lot is the former location of the Baby Bull tavern. The city condemned the building, and it has since been razed.

The city is pursuing a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. If the city is successful in obtaining the Open Space Land Acquisition grant, it will be used for construction of playground equipment, a family pavilion and a parking area.

A public hearing was held on the matter on Sept. 19 and the necessary paperwork is expected to...



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