wooden bridge among trees in nature parkThe Centerville-Washington Park District began work on a Grant Park master plan project in March 2020 and the Park Board adopted the plan in January 2021. Based on collective input from the community and in collaboration with park staff, the master plan project team developed a number of recommendations. The recommendations reflect the community’s passion, the enthusiasm of the park staff and the vision of a park that will better serve the community in the coming years.

The first phase of the project was completed in 2023. This phase included enhancements to the McEwen entrance of the park, including an expanded parking lot, a paved multi-use path surrounding a 4-acre pollinator habitat, stormwater wetland creation, streambank restoration and a new picnic area.

This summer, staff began work on the Grant Park trail system. The trail improvements focus on developing a balanced system of trails that:

  • Offers a variety of experiences,
  • Provides inclusive opportunities to meet all skill levels,
  • Improves signage and wayfinding,
  • Reduces future maintenance and repair costs.

The project will include sustainable trail building and invasive species control. Work on the trail system is expected to take two to three years. The park will remain open during this time; however, you may encounter temporary and permanent trail closures during your hike.

Review a copy of the Grant Park master plan >