Stephenson County’s Board of Supervisors Chairman John Blum said that the permanent engagement and dialog with local authorities and associations in Stephenson county, where the park is located, seeking to bring the project into line with the needs of the local community, makes the EcoGrove park a prime example of co-operation.

The construction phase created 125 new jobs and the newly-dedicated EcoGrove park now directly employs ten people and generates wealth locally thanks to lease and concession agreements with local authorities and landowners.