Keep Stonehouse Park Open!
  • Petitioned DeKalb County Board

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DeKalb County Board
DeKalb County Board

Keep Stonehouse Park Open!

    1. Daniel Lynn
    2. Petition by

      Daniel Lynn

      Waterman, IL

Stonehouse Park is a beautiful, peaceful campground located in southern DeKalb County, Illinois. The park has hosted many events over the years including medieval reinactments, air soft games, WWII reinactments, music festivals, and many others.

Concerned neighbors are trying to get the park shut down. Complaints include lost event goers asking directions (an issue easily rectified by errecting better signage) and loud music throughout the night (this is addressed in the amended permit) during events. The Sheriff's department has also expressed concerns about their ability to perform their duties; however, the park does employ security (including off-duty police officers) at events.

The proposed amendment (and future revisions to said amendment) can address these concerns. Instead, the DeKalb County Planning and Zoning committee would rather see the permit denied. If denied, the park could immediately revert to agricultural zoning, which would have marginal benefits for the community and county. Inversely, if allowed to continue, Stonehouse Park can bring outside revenue, jobs, music, arts, and culture to the area.

Please sign this petition if you believe that Stonehouse Park should continue to operate and that the DeKalb County Board should approve the amendment to Stonehouse RV Park special use permit.

 

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If you are a resident of DeKalb County and wish to show further support, we strongly encourage you to print and sign this physical petition:

http://bit.ly/KEB2jI

You can also help us collect signatures between 8AM and 5PM on May 5th, outside of the Sycamore/DeKalb Walmart ( 2300 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL). You can also bring petitions that you have already signed in order to turn them in.

Thank you all for your immense support!

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NOTE: This petition will be emailed to the DeKalb County Board. Let them know how you feel!

Information regarding the DeKalb County Board can be found at their website:

http://www.dekalbcounty.org/CoBoard_Inter/county_board.html

Information regarding Stonehouse Park can be found at their website:

http://www.stonehousepark.net

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. DeKalb County Planning and Zoning Minutes (Apr. 25)

      Daniel Lynn
      Petition Organizer

      Included are notes regarding the board's discussion on the special use permit.

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. DeKalb County Planning and Zoning Minutes (Feb. 22)

      Daniel Lynn
      Petition Organizer

      Included are notes regarding the board's discussion on the special use permit.

    6. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Anfeldt ISLAND LAKE, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      stonehouse park is a gem thats needs to be preserved for future fun events

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    • Todd DeWitt SPRINGFIELD, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I play games there!

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    • Joseph Landolfi SAVANNAH, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have played at this venue with NERO Chicago and would hate to see such a good venue fall to ruin.

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    • Leslie Smith NOWHERE, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I owned Smith Stonehouse Park for 12 yrs. The Park never ran as good as when I owned it and now people are trying to compare my work with them. I believe it needed new direction and let them do it.The biggest problem makers I had was Shabbona Park sending their drunks and drug people to my family park. No one cared, the Police and I handled it. I was one of the people who got Gregg to have Widow's Peak there. It was handled correctly as when I ran it. They made a few mistakes, so what. Stop putting kids in jail and let them be free. The Park has always promoted this...... Leslie Smith

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    • ELEANOR GRAY-COE OWENSBORO, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      Been there and loved the place and the owners

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