New park opens in Belvidere thanks to Collins Aerospace donation

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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WTVO) — The Belvidere Park District just got 16 acres bigger after a generous donation.

Collins Aerospace donated the land outside the former Sundstrand business. The park is named after the former business on Newburg Road near S. Appleton.

The space has everything from a baseball diamond, sand volleyball court, and even a covered dining area. The plot will give the Belvidere Park District more room for summer camps to practice physical distancing.

“So far, everyone’s been really excited that more people will be able to use the park. Traditionally, we only open the park when we know employees are going to use it, so the fact that the park will be open and everyone can start to enjoy the park immediately, I think, has created a big stir,” explained V.P. Stan Kottke of Collins Aerospace.

There is also talk of the new Sundstand Park hosting drive-in movie events.

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