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Aerial view of Recreation Pool

Recreation Park Project

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.

Phase 1

On March 1, 2023,  Governor Pritzker announced that Arlington Heights Park District is one of 118 agencies across the state to receive an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant! Thank you to our legislators and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for their work on securing this critical funding.

This $600,000 grant will go towards making proposed improvements to Recreation Park including: a fully accessible playground for people of all abilities, adding outdoor lawn games and fitness equipment, renovating the tennis courts, a new skate park and more. Learn more and about the Phase 1 Concept below. Additionally, thank you to the Arlington Heights Park Foundation for generously committing $200,000 toward the fully accessible playground portion of the project.

In February of 2024, Governor Pritzker and the IDNR announced that AHPD has been awarded a second $600,000 OSLAD Grant for Phase II of the Recreation Park Project. Phase II includes improvements to the ballfield, basketball court and pathways as well as additions of various table games and a shelter. Stay tuned for updates on this phase!

View Recreation Park Proposed Concept

Pool & Bathhouse

The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is leading a planning initiative for Recreation Park facility improvements (future aquatic amenities and bathhouse) and is submitting an application for funding assistance through an Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Park and Recreational Facility Construction Act (PARC) Grant.

The improvements will include:

  • Renovation of an existing inaccessible recreation center into a fully accessible bathhouse (its intended purpose), while maintaining the original façade of a well-loved WPA building, initially constructed in 1937
  • Complete removal of the existing 50-Meter swimming pool to be replaced with a new 50-Meter swimming pool
  • Updated children’s aquatic area
  • Additional green space accessible to pool users

View Pool and Bathhouse Proposed Concepts

Stay tuned for additional details on the Recreation Park Project on this webpage!

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