Oak Park's Scoville park sealed up for rehab

Say it ain't so, Scoville!

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By Ken Trainor

Staff writer

Scoville Park, Oak Park's front lawn, site of summer concerts, Ultimate Frisbee games, sunbathing, strolling (with or without strollers), climbing on the WWI memorial, toddlers tumbling down the hill, and shortcuts to and from the train — all gone till next spring.

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone. They're renovating paradise and putting up a chain-link fence. Here's hoping they preserve the charm of our best green space. Farewell, Scoville.

On the bright side, Mills Park is looking particularly lovely these days.

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private eye  

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 3:09 PM

No reason to hope; here's the link http://oakparkparks.com/NewsandInformation/currentprojects_scovillepark.htm Meetings started in March 2010.

John Butch Murtagh from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 2:38 PM

Wow, The park looks great now that the view has been opened to the street. Hopefully, they will not replant trees that block the view of the statue and church.

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