by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (February 19, 2018) – Van Laten Park has a StoryWalk. Lions Park has pickleball. Potts Park is slated for bocce. And Bock Park will be home to Lansing’s new dog park. Each of these is an example of the Lan-Oak Park District’s strategy of creating “Destination Parks,” with something unique about each one, rather than providing the same standard equipment in all Lansing parks.
This year, Winterhoff Park will become the destination for music lovers.
The Park Board is looking at options for installing outdoor musical instruments, such as those created by Freenotes Harmony Park and Rhapsody Outdoor Musical Instruments. Rhapsody instruments are provided through NuToys, a local provider that Lan-Oak Park District has had good experience with on other projects.
The idea for bringing outdoor musical instruments to Lansing was presented to the Park Board by a resident last year. The Board liked the idea, but the budget had already been approved, so they were unable to designate any money to the concept at that time. This year a fresh budget is in place, and the Fox Pointe development has made Winterhoff a natural location for a musical feature. Winterhoff Park is located directly northeast of Fox Pointe. Visible Music College is also nearby, adding more musical possibilities to the concept.
The Park Board meets monthly, and their schedule is posted on the Lan-Oak Park District website: