Work has now begun on the McCaslin Park improvement project, and to mark the start of work, the Carol Stream Park District Board of Commissioners hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday, September 8.
The $3.5 million project is the first major construction project of the 2010 referendum. Four baseball diamonds will be re-configured to create a hub with a concession stand, washrooms and storage area. Lighting and astro-turf infields will also be added to all four fields, which will allow for an increased number of games to be played at the park, with fewer rainouts.
The improvements are expected to be completed by June 2012, which will allow the park district to relocate softball and baseball to McCaslin Park while Armstrong Park undergoes construction for the DuPage County Storm Water relief project.
Other benefits from the project will include lighted pathways throughout the park, connecting all the ballfields with playgrounds, picnic shelters and parking lots; a new access road to Morton Road via Wheaton Bible Church, and the extension of the Village of Carol Stream Water Main further west, to ultimately serve the future annexation of the Village of Carol Stream (to be reimbursed by Village).
46 temporary construction jobs will be created by the project. The construction will be managed by the Camosy Construction Company.