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Author: Laura Frumet

New Spring Grove Park Sign

In 1941, St. Peter’s Church received ten acres of land adjoining the church’s property to the north. The property was transformed into a baseball diamond with lights, a viewing stand and a playground. In 1984, the village purchased 10 acres between this property and Horse Fair Park to develop it into Spring Grove Park. A road, parking and more playing fields were added.

In 1986, the village signed a lease with St. Peter’s for the use of their baseball field for the community and agreed to maintain them. Throughout the years, many fun memories of watching and playing ball have been made there.

In recognition of the church’s continuing contribution to the community at Spring Grove Park, a new entry sign to the park was designed and now reads “St. Peter’s Church Field at Spring Grove Park”. I would like to thank Father Joe and the St. Peter’s Church congregation for their continued support of our community.

Mark Eisenberg, Village President

Yard Waste Collection

Flood Brothers offers yard waste collection from April 1st until December 1st on the same day as your refuse and recycling. Up to eight bundles, bags, or cans can be put out each week. There is no extra fee for this. If using cans (no larger than 35 gal.) please pick up a free Yard Waste Only sticker at the Village Municipal Center for each can. Click here for more information on yard waste collection and other services Flood Brothers offers.

Horse Fair Park Rentals

Residents can reserve Horse Fair Park starting Monday, January 10! Amenities include the indoor/outdoor pavilion with a refrigerator, freezer, oven, microwave, bar and picnic tables and an outdoor grill, port-a-potty, and volleyball & basketball courts with equipment.

Non-residents can reserve the Park starting Monday, February 14. Rental fees are $200 for residents, businesses and organizations, and $380 for non-Spring Grove residents, businesses and organizations. View the application and more info…

Overnight Parking Ban

In preparation for the winter months and snow removal, SGPD will be enforcing the parking ordinance.  There is no parking on village streets from 2 AM – 6 AM unless permission is obtained from the Police Department.

McRide – Dial a Ride Program

MCRide Dial-a- Ride is a great way to get around McHenry County. Whether you need transportation for work, school, shopping, medical appointments or just to visit a friend, MCRide provides an affordable and flexible way to travel!

As a dial-a-ride program, MCRide service is a coordinated countywide paratransit service, and vehicles do not travel in a fixed route each day. Riders schedule their trips in advance and the vehicle provides curb-to-curb service from the rider’s desired pick-up and drop-off destinations. MCRide is a shared-ride service, so vehicles may make stops for other passengers.

For more detailed program information, check out the MCRide Brochure (.pdf) and Rider’s Guide (.pdf).