West Side Park construction running on time

Work on West Side Park is running smoothly, Alderman Sarah Mettille said at the Morris City Council meeting Monday night. Pictured here is the baseball field and dugouts constructed at West Side Park.

Alderman Sarah Mettille updated the rest of the Morris City Council on July 1 about West Side Park: The project is running well and on time.

Mettille said work on the ball field is ongoing, but the concrete is poured behind it, and the skate park only needs a few finishing touches.

West Side Park will feature an additional baseball diamond, pickleball courts, new playground equipment, bean bag courts, a picnic pavilion and a completely redesigned skate park. Construction will start after the park closes and should be finished in early 2025.

Morris was awarded a $600,000 Open Space Land Acquisition and Development Grant back in March 2023 for the upgrades, which totals about $1.7 million with the city’s matching of grant funds and some additional features for the park.

The park is expected to be finished by the spring.

The skate park at West Side Park now has a few ramps and a rail as the construction project continues.
Michael Urbanec

Michael Urbanec

Michael Urbanec covers Grundy County and the City of Morris, Coal City, Minooka, and more for the Morris Herald-News