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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

Oct 27 Touch-A-Truck & Treat
Come out dressed in your Halloween costume and explore the trucks, tractors, heavy equipment, emergency vehicles and more. Touch-A-Truck & Treat puts kids in the drivers seat where they can touch, honk and climb aboard a variety of different vehicles. Children will also receive a Halloween treat from each vehicle.
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October 27, 2016

Time:05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Nov 5 Kids Garage Sale
Clean out your closet and underneath your bed it's time to make some money by selling your old toys, bikes and games at the Palos Heights Kids Garage Sale! Each seller will be given a table and space in the Recreation Center to show off their items for sale. Don't have much to sell, that's OK, show up to do some shopping, bargains are everywhere.
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November 05, 2016

Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nov 18 Turkey Shoot
Boys and Girls between the ages of 4 and 12 along with one parent will compete in a basketball free throw shooting contest. There will be age divisions and the winning team will take home a Thanksgiving Turkey. The Turkey Shoot is free for residents if you pre-register.
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November 18, 2016

Time:07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Dec 10 Waddle's Winter Wonderland
Come join Waddles the penguin and enjoy some holiday fun. You and your family will not want to miss this exciting event! There will be holiday games, cookie decorating, creating holiday decorations, and let's not forget Santa! Everyone will get the chance to meet Santa himself and take a family picture with him, so don't forget the camera. Come out and help us spread some holiday cheer at Waddle's Winter Wonderland!
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December 10, 2016

Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dec 31 Noon Years Eve!
Join us to ring in our very own New Year at noon instead of midnight! We will transform the Recreation Center into a miniature Times Square complete with music and a Countdown to Noon balloon drop. This is a perfect way to spend New Years Eve with the kids. We will have concession items for sale and many New Years activities for the kids.
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December 31, 2016

Time:10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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