Oak Brook Park District Receives Grant from Federal Government

The Oak Brook Park District is excited to announce that they are a recipient of a $1,466,279 Grant from the Federal Government. The Oak Brook Park District will allocate the grant funds to the Ginger Creek Accessible Pedestrian Bridge and Shoreline Improvement project.

Over the past several years, staff identified the need for a new bridge that will allow the community to safely pass through Central Park. Currently, even a small amount of rain causes the crossing structure to flood, making it unavailable for use.

Congressman Sean Casten said, “I’m thrilled to deliver $1,466,279 in federal funding for the Ginger Creek crossing. This restoration will ensure a new safe, flood—proof bridge for the community of Oak Brook.”

Executive Director Laure Kosey explained “Our team focuses on inclusion and desires to not only make this bridge safer, but accessible for all. On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, staff, and the Oak Brook Community, we want to say we are incredibly grateful for Representative Sean Casten and his team for their hard work securing the funds for this grant.”

The Park District plans to begin construction in 2025.