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  • 2020 Referendum Delivery Plan

  • Bolingbrook Park District is in the second year of the five-year referendum project plan. Residents of Bolingbrook will see the largest projects completed in 2020. These include the renovation of the Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex, completion of the Pelican Harbor Lazy River Island project, renovation of five playgrounds, and further progress on the pathway connection near Weber & Hassert. Follow along below for progress on each of these projects.
  • Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex Renovation - Construction to tentatively start April 1

  • Exciting new things are coming to the Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex (BRAC) including five new family changing rooms, new program space, renovated fitness and aquatic locker rooms and more. Click here for specific details on this project.
  • BRAC Exterior
  • Pelican Harbor Lazy River Island Project - Tentative completion date of June 2020

  • The center of the Lazy River Island is getting a new look and adding more deck space for our customers. The new island will feature a shelter and four shaded areas with tables and benches for additional seating within the park. A bridge will connect the island to the rest of the park. This feature will be ready for use this summer.
  • Lazy River Rendering
  • Pathway Connection Project

  • A significant amount of progress has been made on the pathway connection project. This project involves numerous parties and takes quite a bit of coordination to complete. Click here to see all that has been completed so far.
  • Pathway Connection
  • 2020 Playground Designs

  • Central Park (201 Recreation Dr.) - Tentative completion date of June 2020

  • Central Park Playground
  • Indian Boundary Park (990 W. Boughton Rd.)-Tentative completion date of August 2020

  • Indian Boundary Rendering
  • Indian Chase Meadows (525 Pheasant Chase Dr.)-Tentative completion date of August 2020

  • Indian Chase Meadows Rendering
  • Riverbend Park (1940 Danube Way)-Tentative completion date of June 2020

  • River Bend Playground
  • Remington Lakes Sports Complex (811 W. Remington Rd.)-Tentative completion date of August 2020

  • Remington Lakes Playground
  • 2019 Completed Playgrounds

  • Heritage Park (702 Paxson Dr.)

  • Heritage Park
  • Jaycee Park (550 Lily Cache Ln.)

  • Jaycee Park
  • Lily Cache Greenway Park (West on Parkside Dr. off of Weber Rd.)

  • Lily Cache Park
  • Poplar Park (870 Poplar Ln.)

  • Poplar Park
  • Accessibility in the new playgrounds

  • Building accessibility features into our playgrounds is important to Bolingbrook Park District. These features may be hard to see in the renderings above. Below details some of the features built into the design. Bolingbrook Park District will continue to incorporate accessibility features into the playgrounds planned over the next five years.
    • Jaycee Park features 10 play components that are accessible via transfer with activities.
    • Lily Cache Park has 9 elevated play activities accessible by transfer for ages 5-12 years. There are also 14 ground level activities.
    • Poplar Park has 7 elevated play activities accessible by transfer for ages 5-12 years. There are also 14 ground level activities.
    • Heritage Park has 5 elevated play activities accessible by transfer for ages 5-12 years and 3 elevated play activities accessible by transfer for 2-12 years. There are 12 ground level activities for ages 5-12 years and 2 ground level activities for 2-12 years.
    • Remington Park has 6 elevated play features accessible by transfer and 14 ground level activities.

  • Preliminary Referendum Delivery Plan

  • The details below will outline the initial steps Bolingbrook Park District will be following in order to implement the Referendum plan as presented.
  • Plan Goals:

    • Demonstrate delivery of referendum items
    • Manage expected financial impact
    • Ensure high quality, integrity, and communication
  • Playgrounds (Part of the District's Capital Asset Replacement Program)
    201920202021
    Lily Cache GreenwayIndian Chase MeadowsDrafke
    PoplarRiver BendErickson
    HeritageCentralIvanhoe
    JayceeIndian BoundaryWinston Woods
    Remington LakesPlimmer
    *$595,000*$605,000*$470,000
  • 20222023Total Projected Cost for all Playgrounds
    BradfordBalstrode
    CommunityCentury
    FreedomThe Forest
    Sunset
    *$490,000*$365,000$2,525,000 Total for all Playgrounds
  • *Represents the projected cost by year.

  • New Referendum Capital (Initial Steps for 2019)
    Pelican Harbor Lazy River Island201920202021
    Bridge, grass and decking, shade structuresEmploy architectural and construction management companies to prepare documents, apply for permits and bid trades. Construction to begin mid-September.Construction complete by June 2020.
    Projected Cost$644,000$166,000
  • BRAC Renovation201920202021
    New entrance, program rooms, family changing rooms, locker room improvementsPrepare plans and construction documents with a goal of being out to bid by fall of 2019.Award contracts, begin construction with a goal of completion by December 2020/January 2021.
    Projected Cost$120,000$3,776,800
  • Pathway Connection (Weber and Hassert Area)201920202021
    Connecting path on east and west side of Weber Road through Bradford and Drafke Parks and crossing Lily Cache Creek.Continue process of securing property and easements necessary to carry out the construction of Lily Cache Greenway trail connections for construction in 2021.Employ a civil engineering firm to update and complete construction documents, apply for regulatory permits and assist bidding the work to complete the connections and expansion of the Lily Cache Greenway trail. Then bid the construction work on late 2020 and early 2021. Construction to begin in 2021.Construct bridge and pathways connecting existing trails on Lily Cache Greenway in the Weber and Hassert Road area through Bradford and Drafke Parks.
    Prepare construction documents for the installation of a bridge over Lily Cache Creek and completion of the trail system.Apply for a grant application for the Lily Cache Greenway connections for construction 2021.Projected opening by September 2021.
    Projected Cost $10,000$85,000$824,000
    Total Projected Costs By Year For New Referendum Capital Projects$794,000$4,027,800$824,000
  • Facilities, Equipment, and Technology Replacements
    Facility, Equipment, Technology201920202021
    Part of the District's Capital Asset Replacement Program4 trucks, 1 tractor2 trucks, 3 mowers1 truck, 1 trailer
    HVAC at ACCFitness equipmentPaving Central Park
    *Each year includes removal and replacement of Ash Trees due to EAB.Pumps and filters at Pelican HarborExterior building workFencing (several parks)
    TechnologyTechnologyTechnology
    Projected Cost By Year$871,929$1,358,850$1,514,052
  • Facility, Equipment, Technology20222023Total Projected Cost for all Facility, Equipment, Technology
    2 trucks, 1 mower3 trucks, 1 mower
    Lighting Central ParkRoofing
    Interior work (BGNR)Park paving
    TechnologyTechnology
    Projected Cost By Year$944,137$737,665$5,426,633
  • Grand Total of Projected Referendum Projects: $13,597,433

  • As projects progress, staff will be posting updates on this page.

  • Below is a historical reference of all documents from the referendum ask as well as the Preliminary Referendum Delivery Plan. These documents will remain on this site for residents to reference back to over the next five years as projects get completed. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Executive Director, Ron Oestreich at (630) 783-6531.

    Preliminary Referendum Delivery Plan

    Fact Sheet

    Potential Playground Replacement Map

    LilyCache Greenway Pathway Connection Map

    Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex (BRAC) Exterior Rendering

    Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex (BRAC) Site Plan Rendering

    Lazy River at Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park Rendering

    Informational Postcard

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