PARK PLACE FAMILY RECREATION CENTER
in partnership with RUSH Physical Therapy
Park Place Family Recreation Center was constructed in 1996 and is currently in its 25th year of operation. Most recently, RUSH Physical Therapy has taken over the physical therapy room on the lower level of the facility creating a new partnership designed to benefit the residents of Streamwood. As a result, the facility is now known as the Park Place Family Recreation Center in Partnership with Rush Physical Therapy. Over the last 25 years, Park Place has served tens of thousands of children and adults, and just like a car or house, things need to be repaired, updated, and even replaced.
In 2019, the District received a $270,000 Capital Grant through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development to help address some, but not all of these needs. The grant allowed the repair of non-functioning parking lot lighting and the replacement of the main entrance concrete. The grant also provides additional funding towards several other improvements currently planned including the new fitness and registration workstations and a portion of the new flooring.
In 2020, the District applied to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for a Park and Recreation Construction (PARC) Grant to help fund the needed repairs and improvements and later applied to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development for the “Rebuild” and Fast-Track” grant programs. Unfortunately, the grant applications were not selected for funding as there were more requests than funding available.
Through careful budgeting, the Streamwood Park District has been able to shift funding resources combined with utilizing the 2019 DCEO grant to begin making the required and desired renovations to the facility grouped by Phases. These phases will be completed as funding is made available.
Phase 1 – IN PROGRESS
The complete replacement of the Pool S-1 RTU unit. The original unit installed 25 years ago is failing and parts to repair are no longer available. Additionally, building codes have changed over the years making the replacement the most practical and economically feasible option. The new RTU unit will be located on the ground at the southeast corner of the facility rather than on the roof where the current RTU is located. This change is due to the increase in the overall size of the unit. When complete, the new unit will provide 21,000 cfm of air circulation, will reduce the humidity throughout the facility, and remove the chloramine odors associated with swimming pools.
The project, anticipated to last up to four months will be broken into 2 sections:
Section 1- Creation of a return vent opening through the pool wall and the installation of a steel exhaust louver. Currently in progress.
Section 2- Installation of a new RTU HVAC unit and connection to the existing ductwork. Scheduled for late December.
Phase 2 – REPLACEMENT OF HALLWAY FLOORING
The District will be removing the original hallway flooring and office carpeting and replacing them with new walk-off carpeting and LVT planking. The new materials will be easier to maintain, be safer, and definitely look better.
Phase 3 – REPLACEMENT OF FITNESS & REGISTRATION WORK STATIONS
The District will be replacing the current work stations with new stations to improve employee productivity and provide superior customer service.
Phase 4 – ELEVATOR UPDATES
The District plans to update the elevator controls and install additional American with Disability ADA improvements to improve the operation of the elevator.
Phase 5 – REPLACEMENT OF DRINKING FOUNTAINS
The District will be replacing the current drinking fountain with a new bottle filler type as requested by park patrons.