Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Village Green (Cunningham & Main St.)
Wednesday, June 13th; 6:15 p.m. marks the dedication of the expanded Village Green located next to Park Forest
Village Hall at 350 Victory Dr. Constructed in 2017, the Village Green is a place for family and friends to gather
to enjoy a Main Street Nights concert or one of the many community events held throughout the year. It is also a
place to relax to the gentle sound of flowing water and listen to the wind blowing through the Prairie Fire Garden
and in the fall, there will be nuts and fruit to sample from the Native Edibles Garden. For the contemplative and
introspective there is a labyrinth to walk.
Highlights of the expanded park include exclusive use of Illinois native trees, forbs and grasses in the landscape,
some of them adapted to growing in wet, flooded soils. Use of these plants highlights how they might be used in
the residential landscape for problem areas. Small niches are interspersed in the landscape to sit and enjoy nature
and being together with friends and family at community events. There is provision for larger public art and over time,
pieces will be on display as temporary exhibits or commissioned pieces will be installed.