ParkPathARLINGTON HEIGHTS — State Senator Ann Gillespie announced that the Mount Prospect Park District will receive $137,500 in funding for improvements to the Commonwealth Edison Trail.

“Multi-use trails such as this one are frequently used by residents walking, running and biking,” said Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights). “Spending time outdoors, whether for recreation or exercise, is beneficial to our health, and I look forward to seeing these trail improvements.”

Over $2.1 million was awarded through the latest round of the Illinois Bicycle Path Grant Program. The program, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, provides funds to assist local units of government in the acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public off-road, non-motorized bicycle paths and related facilities.

The Mount Prospect Park District will use the funds to repair portions of the Commonwealth Edison Trail from Algonquin Road and to Linneman Road. Proposed improvements include accessible entry points, seating areas and signage.

To learn more about the Illinois Bicycle Path Grant Program and view grant recipients, visit the IDNR website.