Referendum Update

Summer, 2017

The Bloomingdale Park District is actively planning the capital projects identified by the community as needing repair and/or improvement based upon the successful referendum in November 2016.   

The projects and associated work schedules are as follows: 

  • Springfield Park 
    • Improving the Springfield Park ballfields to help prevent widespread flooding of fields and nearby paths has begun. Approximately 34 trees that were in the way of the improvements have been removed from the site. The proposed landscape plan includes 19 new trees, 29 new shrubs and 1,000+ new perennials, ornamentals and groundcovers. The projected completion date is Spring 2018.
    • Restoring the shorelines of the Springfield Park wetlands to address non-native, invasive species and improve stormwater management to begin Summer 2017 with a targeted completion date of Fall 2018.
  • Renovating the Johnston Recreation Center to include committed space for active older adult programming, improved early childhood/preschool space, and enhanced security throughout to begin December 2017 with a targeted completion date of Fall 2018.
  • Updating and/or improving some recreation features at The Oasis Water Park and creation of more deck shade and deck space to begin Fall of 2018 with a targeted completion date of Summer 2019.

As responsible stewards of your tax dollars, we look forward to the completion of these projects so that ball games can be played with minimal interruption, invasive species can be removed from the wetlands, The Oasis Water Park will receive upgrades on outdated equipment, and children and adults alike who attend classes at the recreation center can have adequate space for their education and enjoyment.   

Please be aware that while we will attempt to keep disruptions to a minimum, there may be times your favorite class or activity may be temporarily moved to an alternate location. Additionally, delays because of weather and/or other unforeseen circumstances could cause disruptions to the projected timelines.   

We appreciate your patience and we urge all residents to visit our website and regularly follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to stay up-to-date on our progress. Again, we are grateful for your continued support.