March 2023

NCICG Assisted 2 Communities in obtaining OSLAD grant funds from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grants are designed to help communities fund land acquisition and development for parks and outdoor recreation projects.


  • Village of Neponset – received $596,821 for improvements to Scott Park (1.5 acres) including installation of pavilion, restroom, drinking fountain, parking, pickleball court, sidewalk and shelter/bandstand renovations.

  • Village of Tiskilwa – received $600,000 for improvements to West Park (2.4 acres) including installation of new multi-use court for pickleball, tennis and basketball, fencing, fitness and sensory equipment, picnic tables, benches, parking, lighting in pavilion, and restroom renovations.


Also, congratulations to the following communities for receiving funding:


City of Morris - $600,000

City of Marseilles - $600.000

City of Ottawa - $506,000


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