Cantigny Park, Project New Leaf – Phase 1

CANTIGNY PARK

Project New Leaf – Phase 1

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 1 improvements have been completed and include:

• Major infrastructure improvements including over 38,000 cy of earthwork, site utilities, sub-surface drainage, storm water management redevelopment, renovation and modifications to roads and pathways, and ecological native and wetland renovations
• Remodeled Visitors Center, including an expanded information kiosk, Bertie’s Bistro and a covered entrance for Le Jardin
• Redesign and redevelopment of the display gardens and Gold Pond area
• Red Oaks Farm playground and adjacent picnic pavilion
• 350 new parking spaces in the south lot
• Lighted walkways connecting main attractions and easy-to-navigate path surfaces
• Oak Colonnade stretching north-south from the Visitors Center to the First Division Museum
• Expanded gathering plaza around the Lion of Cantigny statue, with seating
• New restroom and visitor information building just south of the Visitors Center

Location

Cantigny Park
1 S 151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60189

Reference

Matt LaFond
Executive Director
Cantigny Park
630.260.8168

Lou Marsico
Senior Vice President of Operations
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
630.260.8151

Awards

2020 ENR Midwest
Best Project
Landscape/Urban Design

Category: Specialty Land Development

Budget: $22,500,000

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

PROUD MEMBERS OF:

Featherstone