UPDATES REGARDING THE FEASIBILITY STUDY TO RENOVATE OR REPLACE THE GARY MORAVA RECREATION CENTER AND/OR THE OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL
THE PARK DISTRICT IS WORKING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS TO CONDUCT A COMMUNITY SURVEY. WATCH YOUR HOME MAILBOX FOR A POSTCARD WITH DETAILS. YOUR INPUT IS INVALUABLE. SURVEY DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 30TH.
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 on Tuesday, September 14th 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. Attendees were asked to complete a short questionnaire to gather feedback on preferred amenities at the pool and which programs/spaces are preferred at the recreation center. Feedback continues to be gathered:
Please review the following idea boards to envision choices
The Prospect Heights Park District has engaged the University of Illinois to conduct a community survey in November 2021. Results will be available in mid-December 2021. Williams will then begin to prepare conceptual design options with the gathered input from the interviews, focus groups, open house and survey.
The designs will be shared in spring 2022 at an additional Community Meeting where residents can offer feedback for refinements to the plan.
Williams Architects will do a final presentation on the feasibility study at the Park Board meeting in July 2022.
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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.