Another exciting renovation project is underway at the Arlington Heights Park District!
The Arlington Heights Park District is continuing to take its tennis programming and facilities game to the next level with the announcement of a major expansion and renovation of its 53,350 square-foot and nearly 45 year-old Heritage Tennis Club located on the north side of the city. The transformative renovation will include improvements to the indoor court building, storm water management and will bring an additional 2,256 square-feet multi-purpose room to the north side of the club. No changes to the 47,500 sq. ft. of tennis courts are planned as part of this project.
The $2.4 million dollar capital improvement project has been on the District’s long-range schedule for quite some time and since acquiring the facility in 1987. This will be the Club’s first major renovation since then and all funding for the project comes from revenue sources generated solely through the Heritage Tennis club operational budget, mainly membership fees and lessons revenue.
Improved accessibility and efficiencies
- Front entrance, locker rooms and restrooms
- Accessibility ramp to tennis courts will be added
- New energy efficient HVAC and lighting throughout
- New, lounge and locker rooms
- Improved seating area with expanded viewing windows to courts 6, 7 and 8
- New co-ed sauna
- Updated offices and additional storage space
Additional space and site work
- The additional 2,256 square feet will include a new 846 square-foot multipurpose room for new and exciting programming, increasing the Clubhouse’s footprint to 8,106 square feet
- New offices, kitchen area and much needed storage is also planned
- Stormwater management is integral to the building addition and site functionality
- Construction begins Monday, April 4, 2016
- New facility scheduled to reopen Fall 2016
WHAT IS OPEN DURING THE RENOVATION?
- Daily operations will temporarily relocate to a trailer in the east parking lot
- Club phone number will remain operational
- Front entrance will be located to the east of the main entrance (will be marked clearly)
- Check-in desk will be located inside the temporary trailer.
- Most indoor courts will remain open
- All indoor courts except one will remain open
- Spectator viewing will be very limited
- Please see tennis staff for court reservations
- Portable restrooms will be available
- All programming at the Club will run as usual
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION.
- There will be some noise (i.e. saw-cutting, drilling, etc.) but we will do our best to avoid peak hours
- There will be no access to locker rooms, showers, towel service, or sauna
- Parking in the east lot may be limited due to construction traffic
- There may be times when the entrance from the parking lot will be blocked
The Arlington Heights Park District’s tennis program also includes the Forest View Racquet and Fitness Club located on the south end of town at 800 E. Falcon Drive. It too has recently undergone some exciting improvements since 2014. The interior space remodel brought a fresh new look that reinforces the Club’s philosophy of being "The Perfect Match for You". The aesthetic enhancements are serving up a more inviting and contemporary visitor experience while improving the overall appearance of the facility.
"Since we opened both of our tennis facilities there has been a revolution in the way participants’ value and pursue fitness and tennis goals. The HTC renovation is a continuation of our efforts to step up our tennis game in Arlington Heights," said Cathy Puchalski, Superintendent of Special Facilities. In 1993, the Park District was selected by the Western Tennis Association as the Member Organization of the Year for its programs at both HTC and FV. The Chicago District Tennis Association named Heritage Tennis Club its facility of the year in 2009. And, in 1991 Heritage was named the Outstanding Tennis Facility by the United States Tennis Association.
"Today’s participants understand the importance of engaging in an active lifestyle and we’re committed to providing an environment that supports that philosophy. As the District continues to recognize its 90th Anniversary, we hope anyone entering both tennis clubs sees these renovations as another way we are continuing to help them to achieve their tennis and fitness goals", ended Puchalski.
For More Information
Further information about the Heritage Tennis Club is available at: http:www.ahpd.org.
Arlington Heights Park District Mission
The Arlington Heights Park District enriches the community by providing quality recreation, facilities and fun.