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Renovation of the Recreation Center

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Progress on the Recreation Center Addition and Renovation

The addition and renovation project officially broke ground on September 1, 2015 with representatives of the City of Palos Heights, Community Members, Williams Architects, and Gilbane Building Company. If you caught the footage on the news or in the newspaper, you were able to hear compelling words from Mayor Straz and other City Officials on how meaningful this project is for the community.

The project received early bid releases to allow for construction to begin sooner in order to erect the building shell for the addition and have it enclosed for the winter. At this point, all bid packages have been received and vetted and construction is well underway. We are happy to report the project is on schedule and on budget with an anticipated completion in the Fall of 2016.

Safety Remains Our First Priority

The existing recreation center will remain operational during construction and recreation programming will be scheduled around construction activity. Large-scale construction projects such as this come with disruptive activity such as noise, debris, dust, and contractor traffic. Gilbane Building Company has an on-site Project Manager present on a daily basis and no construction activity occurs without his presence. The logistics plan in place has a safety-first approach to ensure the safety of all patrons and staff during construction. There is perimeter fencing securely enclosing all construction activity. There is clear signage and wayfinding on the site to ensure patrons know where to enter and exit while visiting the recreation center, and we ask that patrons continue to enjoy our facility but please stay away from the construction activity for your safety.


Please check the newsletter and website for continued updates on the progress of the project. The City of Palos Heights and the Parks and Recreation Department are pleased with the progress to date. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 20 Adult Trivia Night
Are you looking for a night out with friends? Palos Heights Parks and Recreation will be hosting the inaugural trivia night at Lake Katherine. Trivia will be done by the Chicago Trivia Guys. Teams of 2-6 players with prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Dinner will be provided and drinks will be available to purchase. Doors open at 7:00 pm and trivia will start at 7:30 pm.
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February 20, 2016

Time:07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Mar 18 Pizza with Peter Rabbit
Pizza with Peter Rabbit. Hop over to the Recreation Center and join Peter Rabbit himself for a night of cotton tail. Everyone will enjoy a pizza dinner along with egg-citing crafts and games!
Event's details
March 18, 2016

Time:10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Mar 19 Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt!
Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt! Hop on down the Bunny Trail to Community Park as you scramble for eggs filled with treasures. Bring your own basket to collect eggs and don't forget your camera to get some pictures with our very own Easter Bunny.
Event's details
March 19, 2016

Time:10:00 AM - 10:30 PM

Mar 26 Chocolate Chase Rabbit Race
Palos Heights Parks and Recreation invites you to the Chocolate Chase Rabbit Race 5K. Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate, after the race stick around for... you guessed it, Chocolate!!
Event's details
March 26, 2016
Time:09:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Apr 22 Mother-Son Super Fun Night of Excitement
In a galaxy far far away... Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Mother Son Star Wars Super Fun Night! The night will be filled with quality mother son time along with Star Wars themed activities and a C-P3O approved dinner. All participants will go through Jedi Training to become a true Jedi and defeat Darth Vador.
Event's details
April 22, 2016

Time:06:00 PM - 08:00 PM



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