Olympic Indoor Swim Center Renovation

Looking NW from Euclid

Looking NW from Euclid

Looking SW along Ridge

Looking SW along Ridge

Looking SE at Entrance

Looking SE at Entrance

Looking NE from Parking lot

Looking NE from Parking lot

Proposed Playground

Proposed Playground

RENOVATION & EXPANSION 2018

The much anticipated and exciting expansion and renovation of the Olympic Indoor Swim Center, as it nears its 50th birthday will begin soon. The Park Board of Commissioners directed staff to pursue an agreement with FGM Architects to begin developing plans for Olympic.

New Look Coming to Olympic in 2020  

Project Update:

July 13, 2018 Update:
At the June 28, 2018 meeting, the Park Board of Commissioners voted to proceed with what will be the second major renovation of the Olympic Indoor Swim Center since opening its doors in 1970. This project will evolve the predominantly aquatics heavy facility into that of a multi-faceted, recreation center in direct response to residents’ needs.  
 
Summer Program Guide 2018  Update: 
Over the past year, the Park Board and staff  have been preparing for a proposed renovation to transform Olympic Indoor Swim Center into a one-stop recreation center to benefit the community’s health and wellness for generations to come. Though we were prepared for some variability in programming ability during the project, we are pleased to report that the proposed renovation will not significantly impact Summer 2018 activities. Some recreation programs, such as Safety Town, and Swim and Tennis Camps are temporarily relocating to other park district facilities but you will be able to use your Splash Pass and participate in open swim, swim lessons and other activities this Summer at Olympic.
 
The District will work hard to minimize the inconvenience this renovation may bring to its patrons.  If possible, construction will be staged to keep portions of the facility open throughout the project.  If all goes according to plan, the new and improved facility will have a grand reopening in early 2020.  
 

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Project Scope:

The plan could potentially increase the footprint of the existing building by an estimated 32,000 sq. feet.
 

 

Tentative Timeline for the Proposed Renovation:

The following schedule remains tentative based on potential input from the Village of Arlington Heights, other authorities having jurisdiction over the project, and/or other variables:

  • Tentative Bid Release: 5/1/2018
  • Tentative Bid Opening: 5/22/2018
  • Tentative Presentation of Bid Results/Recommendations to Award to the Park Board of Commissioners: 6/12/2018
  • Tentative Construction Begins: 6/18/2018
  • Tentative Olympic Shutdown (Temporary): 3/31/2019
  • Tentative Construction Completion: 12/31/2019
  • Tentative Grand Re-Opening: 1/1/2020

Project Highlights:

  • NEW LOCKER ROOMS
  • GYMNASIUM ADDITION
  • WARM WATER POOL
  • INDOOR WALKING TRACK
  • FITNESS COMPONENTS
  • EXISTING BUILDING UPGRADES
  • MULTI-PURPOSE ROOMS

 

 

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