Welcome to Jacobson Park
The 29 acre park was donated to the Village of Wonder Lake in the 1970's by a developer. Five acres have been developed for softball, soccer, tennis, basketball and in-line hockey. Development and maintenance costs come from tax dollars, state grants, developer donations and most importantly, through volunteer efforts. The basketball and hockey courts have been complete with area residents enjoying the new addition.
The remaining 24 acres of the park is a wetland and is a protected area as part of the Illinois "Acres for Wildlife" program. All water frontages are private with ownership belonging to either Sunrise Ridge Estates or the Master Property Owners Association. Access to these areas is reserved for Wonder Lake property owners with patrol by the village police and the MPOA's Marine Police Patrol.
Two Sport programs are played at Jacobson Park:
1. Softball for girls ages 5-18, is divided into 5 age catagories. Call or email Dan Saldana at 815-388-2149 or www.wlgirlssoftball.com for more information.
2. Soccer is a recreational program for ages 5-14. Older teams play in the Fox Valley League. Contact Kim Neise at 815-403-9030 or email@example.com for further information.
The Village Green is another village park in the Deerpath Subdivision. Swings, sandboxes, picnic tables, a hand pump and well and a jungle gym provide activities. Come enjoy the outstanding view of the Nippersink Valley as the creek meanders to form Wonder Lake. Walkers are particularly delighted at this shaded rest area.
Huff Farm Park was dedicated in October 2003. The park honors Earl Huff who ran a dairy farm for 40 years in what is known as Deerpath Subdivision. This park sports a softball backstop, volleyball court and playground equipment.
Heger's Triangle Park
This is a small park in the Sunrise Ridge Subdivision. It has playground equipment and a volleyball court available for all village residents. A heavily wooded lot adjacent to this area has been purchased and is currently under development to expand this park.
Woods Creek Park
The Woods Creek subdivision has a 20-acre village park. The park is underdevelopment at the current time, but playground equipment and two backstops have been installed. A parking lot at the park site doubles as a basketball court. Volleyball standards will be put in during the fall of 2005. Soccer goals will be installed in the summer of 2006 when grass is fully established. At the present time this park area is unnamed.
The Meadows of West Bay
This new development has some 180 acres of park land that will be developed as the subdivision is built. Look for combination baseball and soccer fields, dual purpose parking and basketball courts, tot lots, hiking and biking paths in coming years. In addition, large expanses of protected wetlands, oak woods and prairies will enhance the area.
A private association park will serve as both a beach and access point to Wonder Lake for Meadows of West Bay residents.
Many of the subdivisions that make up the village have their own private parks. These parks are NOT public and are owned and maintained by the subdivision associations. Only members of these associations may use the parks. By association request, the Village of Wonder Lake Police Department patrols these private parks.
Jacobsen Park Sports Organization has two organized sports:
Soccer is played in both Spring and Fall Seasons. For ages 5 to 14. Younger ages play “in house” while older players play as a team in the Fox Valley Recreational League.
Girls softball offers both in house and league play for ages 7 through 15. Play beings in May and ends in late July. See detailed information under Jacobson Park