In August 2007, the Park District purchased 10 acres of land from St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. At the time of acquisition, the land was being rented from the Church by the Park District for athletic field usage. Upon purchase, the land was incorporated into Heritage Park. Financing for the purchase of this property included a $400,000 Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Also in August, the Park District executed a land exchange with the Village of Wheeling. The exchange called for six acres of Park District land adjacent to Dundee Road to be swapped for eight acres of Village land adjacent to Heritage Park. The Park District incorporated this new property into Heritage Park. The Village of Wheeling used the newly acquired land as the future site for the new Village Hall.