Skokie Playfield Master Plan & Implementation

Winnetka, Illinois

The Lakota Group led a master planning process and was responsible for preparing construction documents for this heavily utilized 163-acre multi-use park facility. The master planning process included small group and one-on-one meetings with over 55 stakeholders representing more than 20 special interest groups. A range of alternative designs was developed to maximize efficiency, improve circulation and wayfinding, address drainage and floodplain issues, and incorporate new uses, sustainable practices, and enhanced aesthetics. The constructed design includes a large multi-purpose synthetic turf field, a promenade, new playground, enhanced natural turf fields, a covered golf driving range structure, and enhanced landscape planting, including native vegetated native bioswales.