Carol Stream, IL
Carol Stream Park District
Slepicka Homestead Park was named the Illinois Outstanding Park Award winner at the annual Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) awards in January 2010’ – Carol Stream Park District Website The Slepicka Park Project included the construction of a new community garden, shelters, and pathways to be constructed on a property which was previously used as a dairy farm. Site features from the dairy farm were implemented into the site design including the silo and old farming equipment. Additional site features included a butterfly garden which coupled as a rain garden for best management practice design as well as a native planted storm water detention pond.