PARK PLACE FAMILY RECREATION CENTER
in partnership with RUSH Physical Therapy
550 S. Park Blvd.
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.
REPLACEMENT OF S-1 RT UNIT
The complete replacement of the Pool S-1 RT 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 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, is broken into 2 sections:
- Creation of a return vent opening through the pool wall and the installation of a steel exhaust louver. COMPLETE
- Duct and electrical work: COMPLETE
- Poured concrete: COMPLETE
- New fencing: COMPLETE
Installation of a new HVAC unit and connection to the existing ductwork.
The waterslide stairs are being repaired as part of the RTU project. The repairs will coincide with the RTU installation.
Installation is scheduled to begin February 28. Members will have access to the Bartlett Park District pool during the shutdown of the lap and activity pool.
Staff is investigating a leak in the main drain in the hot tub. Staff hopes to service the leak asap.
FLOOR REPLACEMENT: COMPLETE
The District will be removing the original (25 years old) hallway flooring and office carpeting and replacing them with new walk-off carpeting and luxury vinyl planks (LVP). The new materials are safe, easier to maintain, and definitely look better.
The Park Place Floor Project is estimated to take two (2) months to complete. The new floors will be installed in three phases: Preschool Wing, Lower Level, and Upper Level. Each flooring phase is expected to take roughly two (2) weeks to complete. Once the flooring is installed, the floors need to cure for 48 hours prior to foot traffic, and 72 hours prior to heavy traffic.
This project is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
The project timeline is dependent on the delivery of materials.
PHASE 1: PRESCHOOL WING
DECEMBER 20, 2021 – JANUARY 2, 2022
To take place during School District U-46 Winter Break to not disrupt Building Block Preschool programming.
PHASE 2: LOWER LEVEL
All lower-level access, including the gymnasium, RUSH PT, and the aquatic center will be closed for this portion of the project.
RUSH PT will operate in the Building Block Preschool wing during Phase 2.
Patrons will be restricted from lower-level access.
PHASE 3: LOBBY & FITNESS
The main entrance will be closed off to use. Patrons will be required to enter the facility via the doors at the southeast corner in the lower parking lot. Patrons will be restricted from using any portion of the upper level of Park Place.
The gymnasium counter will be used as temporary Guest Services during phase 3.
The new Guest Services and Fitness Center workstations will be installed on February 22.
SPA POOL RENOVATION: IN PROGRESS
After months of unsuccessful attempts, we finally determined the leak is in the jet lines (There are 14 jets in the spa pool). In order to find which specific jet line was leaking, we would have had to shut down the pool and all mechanical equipment overnight for additional pressure testing. Removing all noise would allow the leak to be detected in a very intricate and detailed process. After discovering which jet(s) is leaking, we would need to saw cut into the spa pool, chisel out the concrete around the damaged pipe(s), make the pipe repair(s), and refinish the work area to match the existing aesthetic. A repair would not guarantee that another similar leak would not happen in the future as the spa pool is more than 25 years old. Due to these reasons, we have decided to fully replace the spa pool. Read the full report here.
PROJECT IMAGES TO COME