SEE WHAT’S CHANGING
Please follow along as we continue to do our part in updating amenities in the Streamwood community.
From parks & playground renovations to facility updates, the Streamwood Park District invites you to come along for the ride.
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Superintendent of Parks & Planning
The Community Center was built nearly 50 years ago and was once THE place to go in Streamwood. The Streamwood Park District is in the process of renovating the facility so that it can serve the residents for decades to come.
In 2020, the Park 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 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.
The Streamwood Park District has been able to shift funding resources and has begun making the required and desired renovations to the facility grouped by Phases. These phases will be completed as funding is made available.
PARK PLACE FAMILY RECREATION CENTER
in partnership with RUSH Physical Therapy
The 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.
AQUATIC CENTER POOLS
(Update: July 10, 2023) The State of Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requires pool renovations to have an IDPH permit. The permit requires calculations and stamped drawings prepared by a professional aquatic engineer. The Streamwood Park District entered into a contract last July with WT Aquatic Engineering and the process is nearly complete. The District has also submitted a grant application for the project in the amount of $300,000 to the State of Illinois’ Department of Economic Opportunity (DCEO). These funds, when awarded, will cover most of the anticipated project budget cost of $350,000. The Streamwood Park District would like to thank Illinois Representative Fred Crespo for his assistance in securing the state funding.
Supply chain issues continue to affect the park district and its operations. The original engineers’ project estimate was $200,000 just 18 months ago. Labor, materials, and concrete have all dramatically increased in price since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Once the IDPH permit and final grant agreement are secured, the project will be opened for public bidding and construction. The estimated timeline for this is expected to occur at the end of 2023 or early 2024.
The Streamwood Park District is proud to announce it has been awarded $467,081 in Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant funding from the State of Illinois for the renovation of Butterfly Park.
The renovations are expected to include a new, inclusive playground, a new park shelter and walking path, ADA-accessible benches, and a butterfly/pollinator garden, among other amenities.
The Streamwood Park District just completed the acquisition of eleven (11) acres of land, located at 360 W. Schaumburg Road, for the development of a new parks maintenance facility and administrative office. The new property, called Ian’s Farm, was once the former location of Clauss Landscaping, and more recently Complete Site Solutions, Inc.
The name Ian’s Farm pays homage to the former owner Ian Stevenson. Ian’s Farm is the Park District’s first piece in building for the future and helps to provide redevelopment opportunities throughout the District including expanded parking at Shady Oaks Park, potential expansion of the Hoosier Grove Barn, and creating additional space for the development of Sunny Hill Park.