West Chicago Park District


ARC Center


You Said...YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On Tuesday, November 6, 2012 the West Chicago Park District placed a question on the ballot asking the community for bonds to be issued in the amount of $15,500,000 for the purpose of constructing, building, furnishing and equipping a recreation center.

What's next?
At this point in time the Park District is working with the construction manager and architect to finalize the plans for the recreation center. Preparations are also being made with the City regarding the building of a new facility in West Chicago.

Upon completion of those tasks, approximately 4-5 months will be spent preparing construction documents for the bidding of the project, that work should commence toward the end of this year. Bidding would take place late spring 2013 and construction begin late summer/early fall of 2013. Barring any unforeseen issues, opening would be approximately Fall of 2014.

Please check our page often as we will post updates below as information becomes available.

Updated Rendering
The photo at the top of the page is the updated rendering as of May 16, 2013. Please click on the image for a larger version.

Updated Floor Plans
Below are the updated floor plans as of May 16, 2013. Please click on the image for a larger version.



Ground Breaking

Groundbreaking Ceremony...
On Saturday, August 10, 2013, 10:00 A.M. at Reed-Keppler Park the West Chicago Park District held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for it's newest facility!

Front Row: Steve Gourley, Isaac Chinwalla, Nicole Bobula, Leigh McMillen, Bob Hanson (all from Leopardo Companies, Inc.)

Middle Row: Donald Voelz, KerryLynn Hunter, David Sabathne, Jim Jones, Frank Lenertz, Crystal Kwasman, Ruben Pineda, Donald Earley, Diana Gunderson, Tony Zaputil and Bill Brauer (Park District Commissioners, Elected Officials, Honored Guests)

Back Row: Ben Manibog, Scott Wheeland, Melissa Medeiros, Kevin Medina, Ricky Nguyen, Michael Buenrostro Jr., Ken McEwen, Jesse Felix, Steve Tinnes, Joe Urban, Gary Major, Samantha Van Meter, Kathy Burke, Leslie Hoffmann, Gina Radun, Dana Hofmann (West Chicago Park District Staff)

Construction Photos


Leave a Legacy... Become a Part of History
Become a part of the new West Chicago Recreation Center. Purchase a brick and recognize someone or something important in your life. All brick purchases will support the Foundations Scholarship Program which provides monies for future Park District activities and programs.



Construction Manager

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