Hey, Carol Stream: Got a name for rec center?
Carol Stream residents are being asked to help name the park district's new $18 million, 90,846-square-foot recreation center now under construction.
An online survey made available to subscribers of the park district's e-newsletter asks people to choose from eight different names, and once the survey closes later this week, the park board is expected to take the results into consideration when it makes a final decision.
The names were suggested by parks staff and residents who sent emails and dropped notes into suggestion boxes, according to Julie Vogl, park district director of marketing services.
"We narrowed it to the top choices and put it out there for people to see," Vogl said.
The possible names are: Fountainview Sportsplex, Fountainview Recplex, Town Center Sports & Fitness, Parkview Sportsplex, Parkside Place, Lakeside Activplex, Lakeside Place and Parkside Sports & Fitness.
Park district staff will make a recommendation to the park board on what name they believe would best reflect the new facility, though it's ultimately up to the board to decide, Vogl said.
The board could make a decision as early as its next meeting Monday. Meanwhile, the new building is beginning to take shape at the corner of Gary Avenue and Fountain View Drive in the Town Center. Cement foundation walls and steel girders have been erected for the frame of the building and work on the gymnasium court roof is now taking place. Underground, a geothermal heating system has been installed, officials said.
When complete, the two-story facility will have a three-court gymnasium, 25-yard-long swimming pool, fitness center, running track and program rooms. It's the marquee project of the park district's $37 million parks improvement program approved by voters in a February 2010 referendum.
Construction is expected to be complete by the fall of 2013.
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