Cantigny Park, Project New Leaf – Phase 2


Project New Leaf – Phase 2

Wheaton, Illinois

Project Scope

Project New Leaf, funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is a five-year multi-phase revitalization effort aimed at delivering a superior guest experience for Cantigny’s nearly 400,000 annual visitors, ensuring the park’s vitality for future generations.

Phase 2 improvements

Focused on the redevelopment of the gardens and infrastructure improvements located east of the Visitors Center and south of the Robert R. McCormick Museum. Improvements within this phase will include:

• New visitor center patio and lawn renovation near LJ restaurant
• Green Garden renovation
• Octagon Garden renovation
• Visitors Center east lawn and plaza
renovation near the east entrance
• North and South Scallop Garden renovations
• Fountain Plaza and connector path between the Visitors Center and the allee

• South grove
• Rock Garden renovation
• Allee renovation
• Prairie View
• Little Farm stormwater facilities
• Pump house renovation
• World Trade Center exhibit at the First Division Museum grounds
• First Division Memorials


Cantigny Park
1 S 151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60189


Matt LaFond
Executive Director
Cantigny Park

Lou Marsico
Senior Vice President of Operations
Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Category: Specialty Land Development

Budget: $13,660,000

Importantly, Project New Leaf is on time and within budget. This speaks well for Featherstone’s level of planning and management expertise.

– Mr. Matt LaFond
Cantigny Park Executive Director