Renovation of the Recreation Center
Palos Heights, a Community Connected, Strong & Fit
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.