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Proposed Revovation of the Recreation Center

Public Referendum:November 4,2014

Given the growing demand for recreation programming, coupled with feedback from community opinion research a proposal has been developed to remodel, repurpose and expand the city’s recreation center on 127th Street. 

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Recreation center expansion proposal downsized from $16.6 million to $6.3 million. The new proposal to improve and expand the recreation center is being placed on the November 4, 2014 ballot for consideration by residents is 62 percent less than the original request that voters turned down in 2004. The project was downsized by $10 million by reducing the scope of the project and repurposing existing space. The $6.3 million cost estimate includes architectural, development, construction, contingency, land and financing costs.

Project includes new gymnasium, three lane walk/jog track, multipurpose/banquet room, wellness center with exercise equipment, locker rooms, additional parking and expanded programs for the entire community.

Tax impact less than one-third the size of the original proposal. The estimated tax impact of the $6.3 million bond measure is $2.52 per month per $100,000 of a home’s actual market value, or about $30.20 per year. This is less than one third of the estimated tax impact of the original proposal presented to voters in 2004.

Public Referendum, November 4, 2014. The City Council voted to place a question on the November 4, 2014 ballot to seek voter approval of the proposed $6.3 million bond measure for the Recreation Center improvements. The City Councils decision to place the proposed Recreation Center improvements on the ballot is based on feedback received from residents that attended the community outreach meetings, results from the community wide survey (Survey Results) and the recomendation of the community taskforce that was appointed to review the proposed plan.

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Nov 8 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 Gym 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 08, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 
 
Nov 15 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 as long as you register by November 14.
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November 15, 2014

Time:11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 
Dec 13 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, making holiday crafts, entertainment 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 13, 2014

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 a pizza lunch and many New Years activities for the kids. Please RSVP to the Recreation Center to help us better plan for the event.
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December 31, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 

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