On Tuesday, November 8, you will have the opportunity to vote on the Prospect Heights Park District bond referendum. 

If approved, the issuance of general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $30 million would raise needed revenue to replace Gary Morava Recreation Center and Lions Pool Park, and construct new tennis, basketball and pickleball courts and a new playground.

Project priorities were identified by Prospect Heights Park District residents through engagement Master Planning and community-wide surveys. Throughout the process residents have identified the following projects as priorities:

  • Replacement of Gary Morava Recreation Center
  • Replacement of Lions Park Pool
  • Installation of a new playground at Lions Park
  • Addition of new tennis, pickleball and basketball courts

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Conceptual designs for the proposed projects are posted above and community feedback is invited by emailing [email protected]

Questions about the referendum? What is included? How will it benefit you? Join us at one of our huddles to learn more!

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The vision for the new centers


Past Events

The Prospect Heights Park District engaged Williams Architects to analyze the potential use and the space utilization of the current recreation center and outdoor pool. Williams is responsible for preparing the conceptual designs for improvements to these facilities.

A Community Meeting was held in September 2021 to provide residents with updated information on the progress of the feasibility study and to collect additional community input. Idea boards were shared with attendees to help envision potential amenities and choices for the recreation center and the pool.
The Park District engaged the University of Illinois to conduct a community survey in November 2021. Results were compiled in December 2021.

View November 2021 Survey Report

A task force of community members, board members and staff was developed to review and evaluate the input received. The recommendation was made by the task force to the Park Board to continue to pursue this viable option of renovating or rebuilding these facilities.

The Prospect Heights Park District developed and approved its Comprehensive Master Plan. One of the goals identified in the plan was to conduct a feasibility study in 2019 to renovate or replace the Gary Morava Recreation Center.

As part of the feasibility study, the Park District engaged an outside firm to conduct a series of focus group meetings, community input sessions, as well as meetings with individual agencies and key stakeholders to assess what facilities amenities are needed in the community.

For more information about this Study, please contact Executive Director Christina Ferraro