Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Park Board Commission approved the layout at a meeting last week, The Park Ridge Herald-Advocate reports.
Wednesday, February 6
The Park Ridge Park District approved the new Centennial Park pool layout, the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate reports. The newspaper reports the Park Board Commission approved the layout under the condition that about two-dozen trees be planted to block the water slide from nearby homes. The $7.1 million project will replace the two approximately 60-year-old pools at the Centennial Pool complex in Centennial Park, at Touhy and Western in Park Ridge. Related Articles: Parks to Get New Centennial Pool Complex Breakdown of Costs for $7.1 Million Pool Complex Residents React to $7.1 Million Pool Plan
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Park Ridge Park District, which includes part of Niles, voted to approve the $7.1 million plan after holding public hearings and getting input.
Park Ridge and Niles residents who live in the Park Ridge Park District will be getting a new pool complex. The $7.1 million project will replace the two approximately 60-year-old pools at the Centennial Pool complex in Centennial Park, at Touhy and Western in Park Ridge. The board passed the vote on Dec. 20, according to the Journal & Topics. The park district board gathered information and made plans for the pools throughout the summer and fall, and held public hearings in December. Patch put together a breakdown of the costs. Stay on top of what's happening. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch or Park Ridge Patch on Facebook.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Some felt the Park Ridge Park District (which includes part of Niles) board should go ahead; others voiced concerns about the district's $7.1 million renovation project for Centennial Pool. It's set for a vote Dec. 20.
Nearly 100 residents packed a meeting room at the Park Ridge Park District's senior center Thursday, addressing the district's Board of Commissioners on a proposed $7.1 million pool renovation project at the Centennial Pool complex. In a second public hearing, residents expressed support and concerns, and were given the opportunity to ask the board, staff and project managers questions about the proposed renovations. Residents against losing the pool as an asset to the city A number of residents highlighted the district's facilities as draws to living in Park Ridge. Many highlighted their experiences at park district pools and supported plans to improve the complex. “It was invigorating to hear their support,” the district’s Executive …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Park Ridge park board president is asking for your opinion; residents are invited to come to public hearings Dec. 6 and 13. The board is considering whether to spend $7.1 million to replace the aged-out Centennial Park pools.
The following Letter to the Editor expresses the opinions of the author. Patch merely serves as a platform for individuals to express their views. As you may have heard, the Park District is in the midst of a discussion to replace the 58-year-old pools at Centennial Park. It has been my honor to serve the citizens of Park Ridge on the Park District Board of Commissioners since 2009. In my role this year as Board President, I am extremely excited to help direct the future of the Park District with a proposed plan to modernize the aquatics facility at Centennial...but I need your help at this critical juncture. Over the past year, the Park District staff, in conjunction with the Board and independent aquatics engineers, has been …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Neighbors question the Park Ridge Park District's plans for demolishing and replacing most of the Centennial Pool complex. They had learned of the $7.1 million price tag only in the past week or so.
UPDATE: The Park Ridge Park District has provided more exact figures on the costs to just replace the two pools (discussed lower in this story). It would be $3.8 to $4.2 million, according to the park district's consultant. ORIGINAL STORY: Several neighbors of Centennial Park came to the Park Ridge Park District board meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, to express their dismay with the speed with which the district planned to proceed with a $7.1 million project to replace the aging pools at the park. Residents who spoke at the meeting – none of them in favor of the plan – also took issue with park officials’ characterization of the project, saying the inclusion of two water slides and other features moves it from the “pool” to the “water park” …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Park Ridge Park District, which is in Niles and Park Ridge, wants to spend $7.1 million to take out the two Centennial pools, which are past their intended lifespan, and put in two more modern pools, with just slightly more space.
The Park Ridge Park District is proposing spending $7.1 million to replace the two pools at the Centennial Pool complex with more modern pools. Here's how that cost breaks down, shown in the .pdf file attached to this article. The complex is just south of the Community Center at Touhy and Western in Park Ridge. While the plan has been in the works for more than a year, and the park district surveyed a sample of residents about their wishes for a pool last fall, the district did not present the cost of the plan to the public until last Thursday, Nov. 8, at an open house/workshop. Earlier: Park Ridge Park District shows $7.1 million Centennial Pool plan The park district board had been scheduled to formally vote on whether to go ahead …
Rick Biagi, president of the Park Ridge Park District Board, wanted the public to have more time to react to the $7.1 million price tag, so the board will delay voting on the plan until Dec. 6. Residents can attend a Thursday meeting to learn, comment.
The Park Ridge Park District was planning to vote Thursday to approve spending $7.1 million on a plan to replace the two main pools at the Centennial Pool complex. Because the hefty price tag had only been announced last Thursday, Nov. 8, and information about the pool plan was not posted on the park district's website until yesterday evening (Nov. 13), the district has moved that vote to Dec. 6, said Gayle Mountcastle, the district's executive director. Residents of the district, who live in Park Ridge and the southwest part of Niles, are welcome to learn more about the plan and express opinions at tomorrow's meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Maine Leisure Center, 2701 Sibley Street, Park Ridge, she said. Get Park Ridge news and Niles-Morton …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
On Thursday, the Park Ridge Park District will consider spending $7.1 million, but there is nothing on its website about what the money would go for. The district will ask voters for an additional $6.6 million on the April ballot.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
On Thursday, the Park Ridge Park District will consider whether to spend $7.1 million to demolish the two pools at the outdoor Centennial Pool complex and rebuild it using a new layout and design. Most district residents--who live in Park Ridge and the southwest quadrant of Niles--first learned of the cost last week, and many residents do not yet know the district also plans to ask them on the April ballot whether they want to spend $6.6 million to acquire land at the former Youth Campus on Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge. Like Park Ridge Patch or Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook for news, conversation The district has said it would not need voter approval to spend the $7.1 million to re-do the Centennial Pool complex, and that it …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Park Ridge Park District wants to spend $7.1 million to replace Centennial Pool; meanwhile, it's considering asking voters for a similar amount in a referendum. Residents at an info meeting gave the pool blueprint good reviews, mostly.
Plans to replace Centennial Pool at Touhy and Western in Park Ridge with a new aquatic complex got generally good reviews from most people who came to see them at a Nov. 8 informational meeting, although several regular lap and competitive swimmers pleaded for a bigger lap pool. The plan is to replace two existing six-lane pools, both 58 years old and well past their expected lifespan, with two new pools: a leisure pool that would have a zero-depth edge, water play structures and slides, as well as three swimming lanes that could be used for laps during off hours and recreation when the pool is crowded; and a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool that also would have a drop-slide and diving board. The existing wading pool for small children would …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Park Ridge Park District officials say the dated Centennial Pool is ready for a revamp. The district will be holding public hearings soon to discuss what residents want.
Park Ridge Park District officials say the 58-year-old Centennial Pool is due for a makeover. They plan to invite district residents (in Park Ridge and the southwest part of Niles) to public hearings in coming weeks. Centennial Pool is on Western, just south of Touhy, in Park Ridge. Officials haven't picked the exact dates yet, but the hearings are expected to be sometime in September or October, said Board President Rick Biagi, who is a member of the Centennial Pool Task Force, a newly-formed group made up of district board members and staff. Earlier: Park Ridge Park District may put referendum on ballot to buy land for new park on Youth Campus land (near Oakton and Prospect) While the pool is safe to swim in, it's past its prime not …