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Fox Valley park projects to get state funding

Updated: June 14, 2013 6:17AM

Gov. Pat Quinn Saturday announced $15.3 million will be given out for park projects in the state, including $4 million for parks in northern Illinois. Area projects to receive money include:

The Fox Valley Park District in Kane County will receive $400,000 to redevelop Jericho Lake Park on Jericho Road in Aurora. Site features will include trails, fishing areas, a canoe launch, large shelter with restrooms, prairie and riparian restoration areas, a playground, disc golf and improved parking.

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County will receive $400,000 for the initial development of 384 acres of the 741-acre Brunner Family Forest Preserve on Route 31 in West Dundee. Development components include parking, two shelters, trails along the edge of the Fox River, fishing stations, interpretive signs and habitat/wetland restoration.

The Sugar Grove Park District in Kane County will receive $400,000 for the initial development of Harter Community Park, south of Harter Road and west of Route 47. The site will include three ballfields, a multi-use court, shelter, pathways, playground, football practice field, baggo courts and enhanced natural areas.

The city of Yorkville in Kendall County will receive $400,000 to further develop Bicentennial Riverfront Park on the Fox River, adjacent to the Marge Cline Whitewater Course. The project includes a canoe/kayak chute, improvements to a canoe beach, a fishing pier, a boat launch and other improvements.

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