Kiwanis Park has served the DeKalb community as the major soccer complex for many years while the site was on leased land. With the purchase of the land to establish permanent open space, the Park District wanted to create a master plan that fit not just soccer, but the larger population as a true community park.
Upland Design led the planning efforts with staff, stakeholders, and community input meetings. The process included preparing numerous concept plans as the project moved toward consensus with the various stakeholders. The final plan includes the ability to have eight full size soccer fields as well as lacrosse, football, and rugby. Recreation opportunities are then expanded in the new master plan to include basketball, pickle ball, a challenge course, mile walking loop, splash pad, playground, picnic shelter, restrooms, storage and expanded parking.