The City of Elgin Parks and Recreation Department and Westpoint Gardens subdivision invite the public to attend a “Day at the Gardens” on Sunday, June 8, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. West Point Gardens was grand opened in May of 2006 and presently, over 50 homes are built.
The event is free, and will include the grand opening of Meier Park as well as a sampling of Elgin’s community groups, civic organizations and local businesses. Westpoint Gardens is located at Rt. 20 and Nesler Road.
The event will kick off at 11:00 a.m. with the official ribbon cutting for Meier Park, the largest new park opening since Wing Park was dedicated exactly 100 years ago. Meier Park is approximately 11 acres and designed to accommodate recreational needs for every age. The park amenities include: 2 tennis courts, 6 basketball hoops, two separate age specific playgrounds (one for toddlers' and one for elementary age), swings, spring toys, a shelter, gazebo, paths, two back stops and an open turf area for softball or soccer games.
After the ribbon cutting, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the Elgin community by touring the Westpoint Garden model homes. Eleven models will be open and filled with displays, giveaways and demonstrations from community and civic organizations, city departments, and area businesses.
Among the other participating organizations will include: area museums, local theatre and arts organization, the public library, schools, healthcare providers, local restaurants and area businesses. The City of Elgin Public Works department will host a model home themed with “green” information, where residents will be able to pick up tips about saving energy and improving the environment. As part of that effort, the city will be distributing free energy efficient light bulbs to Elgin residents.
West Point Gardens is a Traditional Neighborhood Design community, with spacious front porches, charming streetscape and private enclosed rear gardens. An attractive selection of single-family homes and townhomes is offered. Two series of single-family homes and townhomes feature enclosed back yards, while another collection of single-family homes includes open back yards. Prices start at $299,990 for single-family homes and $219,990 for townhomes.
Parking will be available in two separate parking lots one on the north side of the park and the other along the east side of the park, as well as along the streets within the Westpoint Garden subdivision.
For more information on the Elgin’s “Day at the Gardens” event, call the City of Elgin at 847-931-5667 or Westpoint Gardens offices at 847-608-1000.