Governor Coming to Rockford

ROCKFORD – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich will visit Rockford today to announce a $400,000 grant to Elliot Community Park on Lyford Road. The grant will enable Rockford Park District to add new facilities to the 32 acre Elliot Park which will include a community playground, a skate park, perimeter walking path, a basketball court, two youth baseball fields with bleachers, a football field, a drinking fountain, parking areas and landscaping.

The money is part of $32.9 million in state grants the Governor announced today for dozens of projects at existing parks and development of new parks statewide. The funds, made available through the Open Space Land Acquisition Development (OSLAD) Program, will be used for 101 projects throughout Illinois including land acquisition, construction of new trails and playgrounds and water and athletic based recreation.


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