Elmhurst Park District Will Get Nearly $2 Million to Rehab Wilder Park Conservatory
Statewide, park districts are receiving more than twice the amount that was promised last November.
Elmhurst Park District was awarded nearly $2 million to restore the Wilder Park Conservatory.
The grant is part of a total $50 million in park and recreational facility construction grants awarded by the governor's office. Twenty-two agencies statewide received between about $100,000 and $2.5 million for 30 different construction projects. Elmhurst's share of the pie is $1.84 million.
The total amount awarded statewide is double the $25 million that was announced at the time the grant applications were due last November.
Funding for these grants was made available through the state's Illinois Jobs Now! capital program. The grants represent only the first phase of the total $150 million the state has allocated to the PARC capital program.
This story will be updated.