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Residents Claiming Park District Property for Themselves

Starting in the early 1970s, the Palatine residents who live on the west side of David Drive in the Winston Park neighborhood began laying claim upon publicly-owned Park District property by constructing fences, building play structures & gardens, and mowing the natural vegetation that had been growing along the North Branch of the Salt Creek.

The amount of land encroached upon varies between each property, but a 40 foot wide encroachment is typical. One parcel is encroaching a full 150 feet into Palatine Park District property.

To put it bluntly, these adjacent property owners want a part of our beloved Maple Park for themselves, at the expense of the enjoyment of the greenway by others. (I do acknowlege that in most cases, the fences were built by the original owners, who have long since sold the properties to unsuspecting newer owners.)

This unauthorized use of publicly owned land by private land owners must stop. I am asking that the adjacent property owners immediately remove all manmade objects from the Palatine Park District property, as well as to stop mowing down the vegetation.

Properties that are Encroaching on Palatine Park District-owned property

No.PINLink to Detail PageEncroachment StatusLast CheckedActions
102-13-409-007 ###-N-David-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020
The ### N David Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/4 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Chain link fence

The combination of these 2 encroachments make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 138 N David Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District.

202-13-409-008 ###-N-David-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020
The ### N David Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/4 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Chain link fence
  • Large swing set

The combination of these 2 encroachments make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 130 N David Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District.

302-13-409-009 ###-N-David-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020
The ### N David Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/4 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Chain link fence
  • Large pile of logs
  • Wooden shed

The combination of these 4 encroachments make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 122 N David Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District.

402-13-409-010 ###-N-David-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020
The ### N David Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/4 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Chain link fence
  • Large trampoline
  • Large play structure

The combination of these 4 encroachments make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 114 N David Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District.

502-13-409-011 ###-N-David-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020
The ### N David Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/4 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Fencing
  • Large play structure

The combination of these 2 encroachments make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 106 N David Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District.

602-13-409-012 ##-N-David-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020
The ## N David Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/4 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Large play structure

The combination of these 2 encroachments make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 58 N David Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District.

702-13-409-013 ##-N-David-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020
The ## N David Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/4 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Structured landscaping
  • Electric lighting

This encroachment make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 50 N David Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District.

802-13-409-014 ##-N-David-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020
The ## N David Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/2 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Steel shed
  • Decorations

The combination of these 2 encroachments make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 42 N David Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District..

902-13-409-015 ##-N-David-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020
The ## N David Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/4 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Large wooden shed
  • Wheel barrel
  • Wire fencing

The combination of these 2 encroachments make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 34 N David Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District..

1002-13-409-016 ##-N-David-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020
The ## N David Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/4 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Large trampolene
  • Steel barrel

The combination of these 2 encroachments make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 30 N David Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District.

1102-13-409-018 ##-N-Winston-Dr-###7# Owner is Encroaching
MLS Status: Not For Sale
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020
The ## N Winston Dr property is currently encroaching on publicly owned property.
Encroachment status: The homeowner owns .2 acres, but are encroaching on 1/2 acre of Palatine Park District-owned property. Current encroachments:
  • Row boat on a trailer
  • Structured Garden

The combination of these 3 encroachments make it appear that the encroached land is part of the 12 N. Winston Dr parcel, and thus offers no benefit to the tax payers of the Palatine Park District..

Please submit a message on the Contact form if the status of these encroachments have changed. Nothing would please me more than to remove parcels from this page which are no longer encroaching on the Winston Park greenway.