First reported 7/12/2010 1:23 p.m.

On its Web site, the Park District of Oak Park has posted a draft of the master plan for Scoville Park. The plan provides a look at what the village’s main park could look like in the future, as the park district makes piece-by-piece renovations.

Many of the park’s key features – including its wide meadow on Lake Street, its three lit tennis courts and the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired fountain -will remain.

The plazas around the World War I memorial and at the intersection of Lake and Oak Park Avenue will be remodeled. The park’s enclosed southwest corner will be opened up.

Walking paths will be added throughout as well, replacing foot-worn dirt paths through the park’s grass.

The park district will discuss the plan in depth at its board meeting this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the John L. Hedges Administrative Center, 218 Madison.

-Ben Meyerson

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