Community Aquatic Center
for a list of Early Voting locations that are available from March 3-March 15.
Click the image for additional renderings of the community aquatic center.
to view an informational presentation about the scope of the project - including the
involvement of the Bloomingdale, Itasca, Medinah and Roselle Park Districts - as well as the
financial cost to taxpayers and the benefits for the community.
Attend upcoming forums to learn more info:
Residents are encouraged to attend any of the upcoming community forums, scheduled in
conjunction with the local park districts, to ask questions and learn more information about
the proposed Community Aquatic Center. Mark your calendar for:
Saturday, February 22, 9:00 a.m.
Roselle Park District
Clauss Recreation Center, Mulberry Room
555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.
Bloomingdale Park District
Johnston Recreation Center, Community Room
172 S. Circle Ave., Bloomingdale
Thursday, March 6, 3:30 p.m.
Medinah Park District
Thorndale Recreation Center, Heritage Room
22W130 Thorndale Ave., Medinah
Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
Itasca Park District
Itasca Recreation and Fitness Center, Iris A&B Room
350 E. Irving Park Rd., Itasca
Lake Park High School, in collaboration with the Bloomingdale, Itasca, Medinah and
Roselle Park Districts, has designed an aquatic center to benefit community residents and
students in physical education classes, as well as Lake Park athletic and activity
programs. The proposed aquatic center will add approximately 23,500 square feet at the Lake
Park East Campus and will include an eight-lane, 25-yard by 59-foot pool with a diving well, an
activity/warming pool and seating capacity for 330 spectators. Other amenities including
family changing rooms with showers, a four-foot deep warming pool with ramp entrance and a toddler
shelf, and a tot slide have been added to accommodate community use for activities such as swim
lessons and water aerobics.
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Click the image above for more information about the proposed community aquatic center.
- The community aquatic center can benefit students during physical education classes, swim/dive
teams outside of school hours and families and residents year round.
- Improving athletics facilities creates more opportunities for students to compete in
extra-curricular activities and sports, and for residents to engage in physical activity.
- Partnering with our residents represents a joint investment in education and the community.
Click the image to view proposed aquatic center schedules.
Opportunities for access and programming
- Construction of a pool, diving well and activity/warming pool for small children, youth and
active adults would provide the only publicly funded indoor aquatic center in the area.
- Lake Park will contract with the Bloomingdale, Itasca, Medinah and Roselle Park Districts to
coordinate year-round shared used of the aquatic center.
- The mission of this intergovernmental cooperation is to make aquatic recreation opportunities,
such as lap swim, swim lessons, open swim, water aerobics and physical therapy, available to
residents in the communities Lake Park serves.
Teaching & Learning:
Benefitting students' physical health
- The Physical Education (PE) curriculum will develop pool-related units that teach students
water-safety skills before graduation.
- Elective courses can be offered to provide options such as life guarding-career readiness and
CPR/AED, water aerobics, snorkeling and water polo.
- Swimming provides low-impact exercise that can benefit students' overall health and help
athletes with conditioning and physical therapy.
The needs and the solutions
- Additional facilities provide new opportunities for student engagement in an expanded
PE curriculum, school sports like water polo, and clubs for kayaking, scuba diving and
- Compared to other schools in our region, LPHS is one of only a few schools without a swimming
pool. The current lack of facilities hampers practice and competition schedules. Student
athletes on swimming and diving teams must be transported to and from off-campus locations often
late into the evening.
- Construction of the only publicly funded indoor aquatic center in the area can increase
community use of school resources.
The cost for taxpayers to support the project
Click the image to view
a Financial Fact Sheet.
- The Board of Education will allocate $600,000 in fund balances toward the construction of the
community aquatic center, which has an estimated construction cost of $9.1 million.
- The most effective funding option for the remaining $8.5 million construction cost and $390,000
annual operational cost requires
two referendum questions in the March 18 election. The Board has determined that
both ballot questions must pass in order for the project to be financially viable.
- The estimated financial impact to the owner of a $200,000 home equals $26 annually or roughly
$2 per month; and $38 annually or just over $3 per month for the owner of a $300,000 home.
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calculator for taxpayers to estimate the annual cost based on their
home market values.
$200,000 market value home
$300,000 market value home
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