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Community Input Meetings for the Redevelopment of Lufkin Park
The Village of Villa Park held Community Input Meetings for the Redevelopment of Lufkin Park on August 14, 2021 and August 18, 2021 in advance of submitting an application for the OSLAD (Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development) Grant. There was a noteworthy turnout for both meetings: 29 attended on August 14 and 35 attended on August 18. The people that attended brought great ideas and the discussion was spirited.
After the meeting on August 18, 2021, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission conducted a special meeting to discuss the ideas brought forward, draw consensus and vote to make a recommendation to the Village Board of Trustees. The overarching theme from the attendees (and residents that called and emailed) was to include amenities that would convey a Nature Theme. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission unanimously recommended the following amenities to be included in the grant application:
· Nature Walking Trail
· Playground - Nature theme
· Fishing Pier/Pond Improvements
· Band shell/Gazebo
· Water Spray Area – Nature theme
· Ninja Course (as part of the playground)
On behalf of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission and the Parks and Recreation administrative staff, thank you to everyone that participated in this process. Whether you attended a meeting, called to speak with staff or sent an email, your opinion was “heard.” The Commission and Staff very much appreciate your willingness to take the time to participate in this exciting process.
The resolution for submitting the grant application is on the agenda for the Village Board Meeting on August 23, 2021. If the resolution passes, the grant application will be submitted to the IDNR (Illinois Department of Natural Resources) in advance of the September 1, 2021 due date.
Notice July 30, 2021
Villa Park Community Public Input Meeting for the redevelopment of Lufkin Park. Read Notice Here.
June 11, 2021 (updated June 21, 2021)
We have achieved the proper metrics to move to Phase 5! Hallelujah!!
This is what it means:
- Jefferson Pool is open for the season with no capacity limits.
- Pool passes are on sale now! Click Here for a Pool Pass form.
- Program and event information for summer can be located in the Summer Program Brochure, Click Here.
MEETINGS / ROOM RESERVATIONS / RENTALS
HELD AT THE IOWA COMMUNITY CENTER
- Room rentals have been restored to pre-pandemic capacity limits.
- Gymnasium – capacity of 100.
- Class Room (room 10 or 12) – capacity of 25.
Even though the CDC has said that face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated people, face coverings must be worn over the mouth and nose at all times indoors; parents and participants should maintain a minimum social distance of 6 feet inside the Iowa Community Center and Community Recreation Building.
Should you have any questions, please contact us at 630-834-8970. The Iowa Community Center Registration Office continues to operate at pre-pandemic shutdown hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:30 am - 7 pm
8:30 am – 6 pm
9 am – 1 pm
- Register for Recreation Programs!
- Stay connected for up to the minute facility changes and field conditions with the "RAINOUT Line."
Parks and Recreation Master Plan
View the Parks and Recreation Master Plan (PDF) passed by the Village Board October 26, 2015.