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schonparkGLEN CARBON — Village officials including Mayor Rob Jackstadt, Edwardsville Junior Service Club members, the Edwardsville Community Foundation and other stakeholders will break ground on the second phase of Ray M. Schon Park located across from Glen Carbon Village Hall at 156 Glen Carbon Road at noon Friday, May 25.

Keller Construction of Edwardsville, was chosen as the contractor for the development’s second phase.

Ray M. Schon Park is slated for major enhancements, with a local campaign as the driving force behind the improvements. The village announced its vision to develop the park, creating the “Make Schon Park Shine” Campaign to provide funding for the increased recreational opportunities in the Glen Carbon community and beyond.

The centrally located park has plans for ball fields, racket play courts, playground facilities, concessions, restrooms and more. The park is interconnected to the miles and miles of fitness trails in the area, accessible by bike, foot or vehicle.

Jackstadt said work for Phase II will begin in June and should be completed by September. Concrete paths, a parking lot, underground utilities, playground installation and the construction of a rest room facility is included in Phase II.

The “Make Schon Park Shine” Campaign is offering local businesses and residents opportunities to donate to the campaign. Sponsorship and naming rights are also available. Donations may also be made through the Edwardsville Community Foundation and are tax deductible. To learn more, the campaign has a website located at www.makeschonparkshine.com, and is on Facebook. You may also contact Village Administrator Jamie Bowden at the village by calling (618) 288-2614 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PHOTO: Village Mayor Rob Jackstadt and Village Administrator Jamie Bowden.