The result of several years of discussions and planning culminated in the signing of an Intergovernmental Agreement among the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), the Village of Wheeling, and Wheeling Park District in July. Along with permits and easements, the Park District transferred to MWRDGC approximately 14 acres in Heritage Park, to provide for upstream compensatory storage for Levee 37, in return for drainage improvements and substantial recreational enhancements to Heritage Park. In December, the Park District was able to acquire a residential property on Norman Avenue, adjacent to Husky Park, in order to increase access and visibility to an existing park. This acquisition gained support from the neighborhood residents, as additional access was a recognized priority identified by the Park District in 2009. The land area added to Husky Park was .2 acre.