The Park Board has approved temporary athletic lights at West Park from September 11 through November 3, 2017.
Currently, the only athletic fields with lights in the Park District are at Jerry Reinsdorf Field (behind the Takiff Center). Due to planned construction at the field, the Board elected to move fall sports to other fields in the district. As Reinsdorf Field is used by many children in fall sports, the games will be temporarily relocated to West Park during construction. The temporary lights will only be in operation as the field schedule requires and will be restricted to Monday through Friday, from dusk until 9:00 PM.
The temporary lights include three light towers, which will be directed away from residential homes and have a maximum height of 30 feet. The lights will be removed from West Park after November 3, 2017.