CRB Activity Center Renovation and Expansion
Sun June 12, 2022
WINFIELD PARK DISTRICT SCHEDULED TO FINISH CHARLES R. BEGGS ACTIVITY CENTER EXPANSION AND REMODELING PROJECT IN LATE AUGUST
In August of 2020, the Winfield Park District was awarded $2,000,000 from a Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Capital Program through an Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grant. This Fast-Track Capital DCEO grant awarded a total of $24.8 million in grants for 17 construction projects in the State of Illinois. The Winfield Park District was one of the five communities that recieved the maximum grant amonut.
The Winfield Park District has allocated this grant towards their $5.6 million Charles R. Beggs Activity Center Expansion and Remodeling Project. Areas for remodeling include: special rec room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, WINFIT Fitness Center flooring, and the gymnasium flooring. Areas for expansion include new: dance room, instructional kitchen, group/senior exercise room, programming rooms, entry/registration area, storage, bathrooms, parking lot, and WINFIT exercise equipment.
Executive Director Mark Pawlowski said, “It’s an honor to be one of two Park Districts in Illinois that have the opportunity to utilize these funds to enhance our facilities for the community we serve. We are looking forward to finishing the expansion and remodeling project, and we can’t wait to welcome our community into these new spaces designed for their recreational enjoyment and experiences.”
Construction began in November of 2020 and is scheduled to be complete in late August 2022. The successful DCEO-FTPI grant application and Activity Center improvements were based upon the Park District's community Survey that was completed in 2019. The survey input from the Winfield community was also incorporated into the Park District's 5-Yr Capital Development Plan (2019-2024). The Park District offices and activities continue to remain open, even during the construction phase.