Community Information and Resources for Plainfield, Illinois
Located 35 miles southwest of Chicago, Plainfield, Illinois is a rapidly growing Village with a population of over 37,000 residents. Plainfield is close to several interstates (I-55 and I-355) and state highways (Rt. 59) making it an excellent place to live, raise a family, start a business, or just spend the day shopping and dining in its recently updated historic downtown.
Settlers’ Park is a 20+ acre park located in Historic Downtown Plainfield, just south of the Plainfield Village Hall. The park features the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater, a History Walk, a restored War Monument, a lake, open space, a picnic shelter, playground/tot lot, and walking trails.
Settlers’ Park represents a meeting of the old and new in Plainfield. It was developed to provide the community with a connection to nature as well as a place to gather. It is many things to many people… a glimpse back in time; a place to explore, reflect, and relax; a tribute to the Village’s beginnings; and a celebration of the community’s past, present, and future.
Settlers Park is also home to the Village’s annual summer concert series and movies in the park. Be sure to join us as a variety of bands and musicians showcase their talents throughout the summer. The Village and Plainfield Park District also cosponsor movies in the park. Movie lovers are sure to enjoy a variety of fun, family-friendly movies.
Plainfield is well known for its school system. Plainfield School District 202 is rapidly growing due to the popularity of Plainfield and the recent housing boom that brought a multitude of affordable housing choices to the area.
With the growth in the Chicago suburbs in the 1990s and 2000s, the Village has seen a building boom and a rapid population increase, from 4,500 in 1990 to 13,000 in 2000 to over 37,000 in 2007. Based on estimates created by the village and state government, Plainfield’s population could grow as large as 120,000 by 2030. Plainfield is also the fastest growing village in Will County.
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