Second consultation open for Idlewood, Kinzie, Oaten park network

We are excited to announce our second consultation for the Kinzie, Oaten and Idlewood park network.

During this consultation, we will present 2-3 concept drawings for each of these parks. These concepts were based off the comments we received during the first consultation earlier this year. Tell us which parts of the concepts you believe will benefit your community the most and which parts you don’t like (and why!).

Staff members will be in these park spaces to talk about the concepts and take community feedback over the course of August and September. Here are the dates and timing of those park pop-ups:

  • Idlewood Park: Aug. 25, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Kinzie Park: Aug. 26, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Oaten Park: Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Kinzie Park: Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Idlewood Park: Sept. 7, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Oaten Park: Sept. 8, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

You can also share your feedback until September 30th through our online survey.

A final concept will be created based on the feedback we receive from the community. This concept will be presented back to the community in late 2022.

A friendly reminder, these parks are a part of a larger park network. The goal is to have a variety of amenities spread out across Kinzie, Oaten and Idlewood Parks, the Centerville Chicopee Community Center, and in a couple of years, Fergus Green.

We will not be doing any additional consultation about Fergus Green at this time. We are hoping to receive more parkland through the new developments in the area. This means a (hopefully!) larger parkette. Once we have that additional parkland in place, we will continue our consultations about Fergus Green. Subscribe to this Engage page for future updates.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Sabiha Syed, Parks Engagement Liaison, at

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