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updated: 6/13/2011 3:47 PM

Paulus Park improvements meeting.

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By Danielle Gensburg

Lake Zurich officials will present a new concept for the second phase of improvements to Paulus Park during a public hearing Tuesday.

This will be the third version of the proposal, and officials said it will be a combination of ideas and modifications outlined in the first two versions discussed by the village's park and recreation advisory board and representatives from Norris Design.

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Parks and recreation department officials have been working with consultants for the past couple of weeks outlining a master plan.

The first public meeting, held June 1, presented two concepts with several additions and changes to the park at 200 S. Rand Road.

These included a shelter that can hold up to 100 people, an outdoor amphitheater, a dog park, and a playground with interactive learning features.

Total estimated cost of the improvements is about $800,000, and officials have said they will apply by July 1 for a $400,000 OSLAD, or Open Land Acquisition and Development, grant to fund the project.

The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Zurich Village Hall. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide feedback to the current plan.

Residents can contact parks Director Michael Perkins at (847) 540-5068 or email at with questions and comments.

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