Fox River Grove

Fox River Grove Playground Finds New Home

The Village of Fox River Grove partnered with School District 3 to install a state-of-the-art playground and fitness area at Stanger Park in late 2019. The Village’s Parks Commission took the lead throughout the process, identifying a vendor that prioritized health and fitness in its playground design.

As the playground that was previously in place at Stanger Park was still in functional condition, the Village had an opportunity to donate its playground to Kids Around the World, a non-profit organization that disassembles and refurbishes used playground equipment, then delivers it to schools in underprivileged communities around the world to be reused.

The Village is pleased to announce that its former playground has travelled over 8,000 miles to be installed in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where it will be enjoyed by children at a school with roughly 100 students. Here are some images of the playground at its new home.