South Park in Rolling Meadows Reopens


1Just in time for summer a neighborhood park has been reopened. South Park, located off Theda Lane in Rolling Meadows had some major issues, which have resulted in a remodeling of the park. Working with the city, Salt Creek Rural Park District has made South Park a place where families can gather and kids can play.

There had been long standing issues with flooding in the park, which at times stretched into the surround neighborhood streets. As reported in an article about the park renovations by the Daily Herald, most of the flooding issues stem from water run-off coming from Route 53 off-ramps. With approval and funding from both Rolling Meadows and the Salt Creek Rural Park District, a flood control basin was installed in South Park, providing a place where water can collect and have time to drain into the sewer system.

The new design for South Park includes specialized play areas for different age ranges, and an interactive ‘fossil dig’ sand area. New bench seating, a rain garden and meandering pathway with a bridge surround the play grounds. The playing fields and courts were also updated. Another benefit to come out the South Park renovation is what was done with the old equipment. Following the standard of helping others, the equipment was donated to Kids Around the World, an organization helping communities in need.

The newly renovated South Park in Rolling Meadows provides a wonderful place for the residents and visitors to enjoy some time outside, and reflects how much this community cares. When you are ready to sell or buy a home, you want to work with a Realtor® who cares about the community as much as their clients. We are ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website,, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams