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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

Jul 3 Independence Day Celebration
Join us at Memorial Park for some awesome attractions, a DJ, food vendors, face painting, balloon twisters, beer tent, fireworks and Run Forrest Run preforming from 8:30 to 11:30 pm.
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July 03, 2016

Time:04:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: Memorial Park, Palos Heights, IL -60410

Jul 4 July 4th Parade
Everyone loves a parade! Come out and watch the July 4th Parade and see all the wonderful community groups and many other attractions.
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July 04, 2016

Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Jul 9 Caribbean Beach Bash
Join us at Palos Pool for a night of island fun featuring family games, contests and live entertainment.
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July 09, 2016

Time:04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Palos Pool, Palos Heights, IL -60463

Jul 14 Concert in the Park
The Fortunate Sons
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July 14, 2016

Time:07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Jul 21 Movies in the Park
Star Wars - The Force Awakens
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July 21, 2016
Time:08:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Memorial Park, Palos Heights, IL -60410



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