Referendum Update

All Projects Completed

With the Grand Re-Openings of both The Oasis Water Park and the Johnston Recreation in the summer of 2019, the Bloomingdale Park District completed the capital projects identified by the community as needed repair and/or improvement based upon the successful referendum in November 2016.

The Springfield Park Ballfield Complex was completed in Spring 2018 with a ribbon cutting and dedication held May 6, 2018. The fields were re-engineered to prevent widespread flooding of fields and nearby paths in addition to the installation of new batting cages, fencing and backstops, concrete walkways, shaded dugouts with windscreens, updated lighting, entrance gate and new basketball court and standards.

More deck shade and deck space, replacement of the children’s sprayground, new public benches and picnic tables, and various other improvements were completed at The Oasis Water Park in time for the Grand Re-Opening held June 1, 2019.

The Johnston Recreation Center underwent a complete renovation which included committed space for active older adult programming, improved early childhood/preschool space and enhanced security, renovated teaching kitchen, multi-purpose space for teens and older adults, relocation of the group fitness center, and incorporation of a fitness center and indoor playground. The Grand Re-Opening was held July 13, 2019.

Restoring the shorelines of the Springfield Park Wetlands to address non-native, invasive species and improve stormwater management continues to progress according to plan.

As responsible stewards of your tax dollars, we are excited to complete these projects so that ballgames can be played with minimal interruption, and residents of all ages can enjoy a first-class recreation center and water park.