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Capital Improvement Projects

The capital budget authorizes and provides the basis for control of expenditures for the acquisition of significant Park District assets and the construction of all capital facilities. The Arlington Heights Park District develops and annually updates a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Capital Budget appropriations lapse at the end of the fiscal year, however, they are rebudgeted until the project is complete. As capital improvement projects are completed, the operations of these facilities are funded in the operating budget.

Capital Improvement Project Guidelines

The Project Must:

  • Have a monetary value of at least $20,000
  • Have a life of at least three years
  • Result in the creation of a fixed asset, or the revitalization of a fixed asset

Included within the Above Definition of a Capital Project are the Following Items:

  • Construction of new facilities
  • Remodeling or expansion of existing facilities
  • Purchase, improvement and development of land
  • Operating equipment and machinery for new or expanded facilities
  • Planning and engineering costs related to specific capital improvements

The Arlington Heights Park District prides itself on engaging the community throughout its Capital Improvements Plan process. Whether it’s the replacement of a playground or the development of a renovated or new facility, residents are invited and encouraged to provide their input and comments. The Park District proactively notifies residents by letters and signage when meetings are scheduled to discuss improvements planned at “their” neighborhood  park.

Capital Improvement Plan

Current Capital Improvement Projects

The Recreation Park Project is currently in the planning and development stages. We expect to have timelines and finalized designs for Phase 1 soon! Information regarding the project will be communicated as they become available through our website, social media, email newsletter and more.

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Lake Terramere Shore Bank Stabilization | In Progress

The District has contracted with an ecological restoration company to renovate and stabilize the District’s shoreline along Lake Terramere. Once started the contractor anticipates 6 weeks weather permitting to complete the stabilization, installation of 3 rock outcropping areas for fishing and natural areas installation. The restoration will include natural area plantings and pollinator habitat extending out from the water’s edge along the shore.  Ongoing care and maintenance to the areas will continue under the management of the Park District and its contractor to ensure the functionality of the stabilization and desired aesthetic look to the shores edge. Questions? Please contact John Kramer, Director of Parks and Planning, at jkramer@ahpd.org.

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View Plantings

More details to come as the project progresses!

Heritage Tennis Courts | Complete

The three tennis courts at Heritage Park had severe cracking and were in need of replacement. The project included complete removal/replacement of the asphalt, color coating, reuse of the existing chain link fence, and new lights. The new courts will improve playability for residents while reducing color coating expenses and provide energy efficiency savings from new LED lighting.

Evergreen and Virginia Terrace Basketball Courts | Complete

​The basketball courts at Evergreen Park and Virginia Terrace Park had severe cracking. The project included complete removal/replacement of the asphalt, color coating, and new lights and basketball standards. The new courts will improve playability for residents while reducing color coating expenses and provide energy efficiency savings from new LED lighting.


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