Recreation Center – Dec 2011 Update
Work is underway on the new recreation center at Carol Stream Town Center. Riley Construction has completed the site survey and has now begun the initial work to install the geothermal heat/cooling system for the building. Eco-friendly features, such as the geothermal system, has also enabled the new recreation center to be eligible for a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF).
Recreation Center Groundbreaking
The Carol Stream Board Park District of Commissioners hosted a ground breaking celebration for the new recreation center at Town Center on Monday, Oct 24 at 6pm.
The ceremony on Monday celebrated the start of construction on the new $18m center, which will feature a 25 yard indoor pool, new fitness center, indoor running track and gymnasium with three basketball courts. Construction is expected to take 16-18 months.
$2m Grant Awarded for Recreation Center Construction
The Carol Stream Park District has been awarded a $2 million State of Illinois PARC grant to help pay for construction of the new recreation center. The Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) Grant Program recently announced over $50 million in targeted investments for improvements to park and recreation facilities in Illinois.
Construction on the new 90,846 square foot, LEED-certified recreation center at Carol Stream Town Center will begin this month. The Carol Stream Park District Board of Commissioners will award the general contractor bid at an October 17 board meeting and a groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 19 at 6pm.
Recreation Center – June 2011 Update
Over the next month the park district will begin pre-approving general contractors for construction of the new recreation center. Bid documents will be sent to the screened contractors in early September and the bid will be awarded by the board in late September, with ground breaking expected to take place in October. Construction of the center will take 16-18 months, depending on winter weather, with a target grand opening date of June 2013.
Plans for the indoor pool currently include a UV filtration system, which requires less chlorine to be used in the pool, and solar and geothermal heating.
Recreation Center – Mar 2011 Update
Updated plans of the new recreation center were presented to the Board of Commissioners in February, and are available to view above. The 88,000-square-foot center will feature an 25 yard indoor swimming pool, three basketball courts, and program rooms on the first floor; and a fitness center, fitness program rooms and a running track on the second floor.
Community Recreation Project Open House
Miss the open house on Feb 10? No problem. The latest plans for the new recreation center, indoor pool, park and trial improvements and dog park are now available to view on the website.
Please browse the display boards, watch the video presentation on the indoor pool, and fill in our online comment card with your feedback.
View the display boards here
Watch the indoor pool presentation here
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Recreation Center – January 2011 Update
Updated plans of the new recreation center were presented to the Board of Commissioners in early January, and are available to view above. The 88,000-square-foot center will feature an 25 yard indoor swimming pool, three basketball courts, and program rooms on the first floor; and a fitness center, fitness program rooms and a running track on the second floor.
In February park district residents will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on the plans at several public forums. If you are interested in taking part in one of the forums, please fill in the contact form with your contact details.
Recreation Center October 2010 Update
The park district board have voted to pursue LEED certification for the new building. LEED, which rates buildings in areas such as recycling, energy efficiancy and indoor air quality is the nation’s top green certification program.
“This will be no additional cost to the Park District or taxpayers to ensure we have a sustainable building that’s both energy-efficient and more user-friendly,” Carol Stream Park District Board Vice President Tim Powers said.
Achieving LEED certification will also open the door to thousands of dollars in green grants.
Recreation Center August 2010 Update
Architects are currently working on rough floor plans for the new recreation center. The board will review these at the August 23 board meeting. Citizens and staff will also be able to see them and give their feedback for revisions. Once we are happy with the rough layouts, the architects will use them to draft the actual blueprints.
We’re committed to making this building as energy efficient as possible and have been researching green building techniques and grants.
Recreation Center July 2010 Update
The park district has an ‘agreement in principle’ with the Village of Carol stream for the site of the new recreation center. The park district and the Village of Carol Stream have agreed upon a price of $1.6 million for six acres in the Carol Stream Town Center location – the site identified as the preferred location for the new center by residents.