Erin Hills Park
In 2012, HR Green was hired by the Village of Homer Glen, Illinois to provide landscape architectural design services and to prepare construction documents for Erin Hills Park. Erin Hills Park is the third park that the Village has developed as part of its commitment to improve the parks and recreation experiences within the Village limits and was partially funded by an Illinois OSLAD Grant.
Located in the underserved residential area near 143rd Street, Erin Hills Park improvements included a new trail circuit, a park shelter, plaza areas constructed of permeable pavers, three playgrounds, a putting green, and observation and boardwalk decks along the Long Run Seep Nature Preserve. The park promotes conservation education through the boardwalk experience and an interpretive signage program.
Located in an ecologically unique area, the interpretive signage increases awareness of the sensitive ecosystems, endangered species, and how best management practices can help protect the surface and ground water vital to the area. HR Green coordinated all park improvements to ensure that they conformed to the approved concept plan to receive the grant’s match funding. The proposed amenities were selected to match the Village’s existing parks to create continuity and to minimize maintenance efforts.