Lake Arlington Park Improvement Project

Progress as of 7.19.18 – New Playground

Progress as of 7.19.18 – New Playground

Progress as of 7.19.18 – New Fitness Stations

Progress as of 7.19.18 – New Fitness Stations

Progress as of 7.19.18

Progress as of 7.19.18

Expanded Boating Dock and New Fishing Pier

Expanded Boating Dock and New Fishing Pier

Multi-use Pathway Improvements

Multi-use Pathway Improvements

Shelter and Game Tables

Shelter and Game Tables

Sensory Garden and Native Plantings

Sensory Garden and Native Plantings

Site Improvements and Landscaping

Site Improvements and Landscaping

Check back here to stay updated, follow progress on the improvements and share your comments about the Lake Arlington Park  Improvement Project.

 

Why is this project being developed?

Studies show that communities and individuals benefit positively from being physically active, and from exposure to nature and green space. Just imagine parents, grandparents, or caregivers utilizing the fitness equipment while maintaining eye contact with their children who are enjoying the sensory garden. Or using either the 2 – 5-year-old or 5 – 12-year-old playgrounds while protected from the sun underneath the shade structure that is strategically placed allowing patrons to view the playgrounds, garden, or the lake.
 

How is the project being funded?

The estimated $1.4 million project will be funded, in part, with $400,000 from an Illinois Department of Natural Resource (IDNR) Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant. The Park District’s capital improvement budget will fund the balance.
 

When?

  • Construction began March 6, 2018
  • New facility scheduled to reopen September 2018

What is open during the renovation?

Daily operations will remain the same at The Boathouse
  • Concessions, rentals, and restrooms will all be available
All amenities will remain open with temporary closures to occur
  • All programming including camps at the Lake will run as scheduled 

What New Features Will be Offered?

FITNESS:

  • Adding an outdoor exercise area
  • Improved wayfinding and interpretive signage
  • Multi-use pathway improvements for wheeled and non-wheeled users

FUN:

  • New playground with equipment for ages 2-5 and 5-12
  • ADA compliant boardwalk will connect expanded boating dock
  • New fishing pier

NATURE:

  • Natural plantings
  • A sensory garden and decorative fountain
  • New multi-generational area with picnic shelter and game tables

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION?

  • There will be some noise but construction will avoid evening and weekend hours
  • The sand area will be transformed into a native plantings (dune) area
  • Parking may be limited due to construction traffic at times
  • There may be times when the entrance from the parking lot may be blocked
 
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