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COMMISSIONERS’ PARK

81 Linda Lane | Streamwood, IL 60107

RENOVATION TIMELAPSE VIDEO

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THE LATEST CROWN JEWEL OF THE STREAMWOOD PARK DISTRICT

Complete renovation and replacement of existing amenities:

  • tennis Court
  • basketball court
  • playground
  • pathway improvements

 New amenities include:

  • new futsal court
  • new outdoor fitness course
  • new restrooms
  • new parking lot lights
  • new gazebo
  • new Baggo® boards
  • new rain garden with interpretive signage
  • new parking lot configuration (connecting to Myrtle Ln.)

WHAT IS USED TO BE

Commissioners’ Park, formerly Aquarius Park, sits on 15 acres of land that was originally purchased in 1972 from R. Laux of Addison (developer of the Hillbrook subdivision) for the amount of $148,370 ($937,669.25 in 2021). It was a 50/50 purchase between the Park District & a BOR Matching Grant.

It wasn’t until June of 1975 that Aquarius Pool opened. The contract to build the pool was awarded to Jenson Pools in 1974 for the cost of $250,000 ($1,391,024.34 in 2021).

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IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED

Discussions to demolish Aquarius Pool were had at a Park District Board of Commissioners’ meeting on November 27, 2007.

It wasn’t until a board meeting held on August 25, 2009, that the demolition was approved. Demolition was awarded to Brusseau Design Group, LLC, not to exceed $12,400 ($15, 854.81 in today’s $).

PHOTO GALLERY TO COME

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Commissioner Richard T. Janiec proposed a name change to Commissioners’ Park, memorializing all who served the community on the park district board.

Ordinance 2018-6-2-0 was brought to the Park District Board Meeting on June 26, 2018, and was approved. A new street sign was routed and installed on July 26, just in time to have it displayed to the public for unveiling during the Streamwood Summer Celebration Parade.

Due to the name change, preparations began for the potential renovation of the now-named Commissioners’ Park.

PHOTO GALLERY TO COME

PREPARATIONS

Preparations for renovations began in January of 2018 with conceptual master plans for Aquarius Park.

A public meeting was held on September 11, 2018, which was required as part of the OSLAD Grant application process. The Streamwood Park District applied for an OSLAD (Open Space and Land Acquisition and Development) Grant later that month.

The Streamwood Park District received an OSLAD Grant the following year in 2019 in the amount of $400,000.

A public meeting was held on June 25, 2019, for public feedback regarding the proposed renovations to Commissioners’ Park. Refined plans and changes were made based on public feedback.

Another public meeting was held on January 7, 2020, with a public bid going out on February __, 2020.

Bid Results

Construction was tentatively scheduled to begin on May 1, 2020. 

THIS IS GROUNDBREAKING STUFF

 

Construction was tentatively scheduled to begin on May 1, 2020. But groundbreaking didn’t officially begin until May 16, 2020.

Commissioners Rick Brogan, Rich Janiec, Bill Wright, Raees Yawer, and Adriana Armstrong, along with Executive Director Jeff Janda, Superintendent of Parks & Planning Ian Pickett, and outgoing Interim Executive Director and future Commissioner Larry Piekarz all attended the virtual groundbreaking.

DEMOLITION, MAN

Demolition officially began on May __, 2020.