Dan Garvy: Improvements have been abundant at Park District
After just having recognized our first full year in the new Recreation Center, the Lisle Park District is looking forward to the continued growth and popularity of our programs and facilities well into the future.
In addition to the multi-faceted Recreation Center, we proudly provide services through the Community Park Fitness Center, Museums at Lisle Station Park, River Bend Golf Club, Wheatstack – A Midwestern Eatery & Tap and close to 40 parks. Even though we’re on the edge of winter, there are plenty of opportunities to stay active and social right on through and well into the New Year.
I am proud to report that the community has fully embraced our recent Recreation Center improvements including Gentle Learning Preschool; a bustling Senior Center; multi-use rooms that have hosted birthday parties, retirement parties, business meetings and more; permanent activity space for Lisle Teens With Character; and completely revamped dance and aerobics rooms at the Community Center.
With 2013 improvements planned for the Community Park Fitness Center and expanding programming opportunities districtwide, the Park District is proud to be your link to a healthy, social and positive lifestyle no matter your age, interest or ability.
Shifting gears to parks, we recently purchased a 4-acre piece of property on Leask Lane just north of Warrenville Road. This site will provide outdoor leisure opportunities to an area that until recently was void of any Park District property.
While no immediate plans for development exist, we look forward to working with the residents in that area over the next few years in creating a development plan for this site. In the meantime, the existing house will be removed and come summer, this site will be perfect for picnicking, going for a walk or just a game of catch.
Speaking of development plans, we will finally be completing renovations to Peach Creek Park this coming spring. These improvements will include a walking trail, covered pavilion, additional seating, a drinking fountain, a small parking lot and plenty of open space.
Other capital projects on the horizon include tending to shoreline erosion and enhancing natural areas at Arboretum Woods Park, general walking trail and parking lot maintenance throughout the Park District and continued natural area enhancements throughout the district.
I am proud of our award-winning staff, programs and facilities and we all look forward to helping provide the best leisure opportunities you can find. Should anyone have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact anyone on staff directly at (630) 964-3410.
Dan Garvy is the director of parks and recreation for the Lisle Park District
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