In 1964, with a grant from the Federal Open Space Land Program, the Park District purchased 66 acres of land situated between the Wisconsin Central railroad tracks and Wolf Road, just north of Meadowbrook subdivision, from G.D. Searle and Company. Construction began on this area, known as Heritage Park, in 1965 with a community recreation center, a lighted baseball field, and an ice rink. That same year, the five-acre Husky Park at the east end of Lee Street, south of Jack London School, was acquired by the Park District.