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Oasis Water Park will receive upgrades on outdated equipment, and children and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
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.