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  • Referendum Request 2018

  • Park District plans referendum in November to take action on community priorities

  • Through community opinion research conducted by the Bolingbrook Park District, three projects were identified as top priorities by residents for improvement and repair:

    1. A Capital Asset Replacement Program (CARP), which would replace 21 playgrounds village-wide and update various facility equipment, exteriors, furniture and fixtures, technology and areas that require paving.

    2. The Lily Cache Greenway pathway connection, which would connect existing trails at Veterans Parkway, as well as existing trails on the east and west sides of Weber Road. This would further connect the regional pathway plan developed in 1989.

    3. Partial renovation of the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex (BRAC), including a remodel of the entrance and hallway; creating two program room spaces; renovating the fitness and aquatics locker rooms at BRAC; adding four family changing rooms; and adding a bridge, pavilion and shade structures to the Lazy River at Pelican Harbor Outdoor Aquatic Park.

    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


  • Open Houses

  • Bolingbrook Park District is hosting a series of open houses in advance of the November 6 referendum. Open House attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the projects, ask questions and meet Park District board members and staff.
  • Thursday, September 136:00-7:30 pmAnnerino Community Center
    Monday, October 87:30-9:00 pmBolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex
    Saturday, November 310:00-11:30 amBolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Bolingbrook Park District is asking voters to decide on a referendum for $14 million in bonds over a 20-year period. The referendum will be on the ballot for the November 6 election.

    Here's what the vote means to you.

    Q: What would the money be used for?
    A: The bond money would be committed to the following projects, identified by community members as top priorities for repairs and improvements:

    • A Capital Asset Replacement Program (CARP), which would replace 21 playgrounds across Bolingbrook and would include repairs and updates to various facility buildings, equipment, and technology.
    • Completion of the Lily Cache Greenway pathway connection, which would connect existing trails at Veterans Parkway, as well as existing trails on the east and west sides of Weber Road. This would further connect the regional pathway plan developed in 1989.
    • Partial renovation of the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex (BRAC), including remodeling the entrance and hallway; creating two program room spaces; renovating the fitness and aquatics locker rooms at BRAC; adding four family changing rooms; and a bridge, pavilion and shade structures to the Lazy River at Pelican Harbor Outdoor Aquatic Park.

    Therefore, as a result of the community’s feedback, the Park District Board passed a resolution to ask Bolingbrook voters for bonds to cover the repairs and improvements of these capital projects.

    Q. Why is the Park District asking residents for this referendum?
    A. The Park District is seeking these funds because it believes in the importance of protecting the investments the community has already, and the cost of these repairs and improvements exceeds the Park District’s operating budget.

    Q: What is the tax impact if voters approve the referendum?
    A: With either a "yes" vote or a "no" vote, the Bolingbrook Park District portion of your tax bill will decrease. This is possible due to the elimination of previous bond and interest that rolls off at the same time this bond would begin.

    Q:When would these projects be built?
    A: The Park District would issue the bond and interest at several points over the next five years. Projects would be prioritized, with construction beginning as soon as possible, though not all projects would start at the same time.

    Q: How did the Park District choose these three projects?
    A: The Park District has followed a comprehensive plan since 2013 to get to this point. The plan included several points of community input and discussion in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Residents, Board and staff identified these projects as their highest priority for repair and maintenance, which reflect the top needs of our community.


  • Tax Information

  • If the referendum passes, the repairs and improvements could be made while decreasing the Park District portion of residents' tax bills. This is due to an upcoming elimination of previous Park District bond and interest. If the measure doesn't pass, these repairs and improvements are unlikely to happen anytime in the foreseeable future.

  • Research

  • The Park District developed a strategic plan in 2013, which included several points of community input and discussion in 2014, 2016 and 2017. As part of the plan, several projects were identified as highest priority for repair and maintenance based on the top needs of the community. During the final research phase last summer, the Park District worked closely with District residents who prioritized the final projects through community discussion groups.

    2013 Strategic Plan


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