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  • Mount Prospect park board OKs extensive golf-course plan May 29, 2014 10:27 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District on Wednesday night approved $7.1 million in renovations for the Mount Prospect Golf Course. Engineering and other additional costs will bring the total price tag to an estimated $8.47 million. The plan will give the aging but highly regarded course a new irrigation system, an expanded driving range and various changes to individual holes.

     
  • Golf course project has grown irresponsibly May 27, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Thomas Braun of Mount Prospect says the golf course rehab project has grown in scope to the point where it is irresponsible to continue.

     
  • Mount Prospect Park District leaders weigh golf course costs May 15, 2014 8:43 AM
    Mount Prospect Park District officials will spend the next two weeks considering how much should be spent to renovate the district's golf course. The renovation plan under consideration (and associated fees) would cost more than $8 million, higher than previously estimated. The park board could take a vote on the plan at its May 28 meeting.

     
  • Golf course overhaul subject of special Mt. Prospect parks meeting May 12, 2014 7:18 PM
    Residents of the Mount Prospect Park District will hear the latest Wednesday on the proposed renovation of the Mount Prospect Golf Course. Park district commissioners will hold a special meeting to review bids, talk about cost and may look at the plan hole by hole.

     
  • Mt. Prospect dog park memberships for sale May 6, 2014 12:13 PM
    Memberships for the new dog park at Melas Park in Mount Prospect are on sale at Central Community Center, 1000 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect and Friendship Park Conservatory, 395 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • New driving range is driving costs up Apr 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Robert Kawalek suggests that if the Mt. Prospect Park District wants to bring its golf course renovation back under budget, the answer lies in eliminating the upgraded driving range and teacher facility.

     
  • Mt. Prospect seeks OK from sanitary district for dog park Apr 24, 2014 6:09 PM
    The Mount Prospect Park District recently learned that it needs approval from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago before building a dog park at Melas Park, which is on land MWRD owns. Park District Executive Director Greg Kuhs said securing approval shouldn't delay the planned June 21 opening of the dog park.

     
  • Cost inching up for Mt. Prospect golf course renovation Apr 3, 2014 6:38 PM
    Cost continues to be something of a moving target for the Mount Prospect Park District as it finalizes plans to renovate the district golf course. The park board recently learned that the renovation phase of the two-phase project could cost more than expected — roughly $6.7 million instead of just under $5 million.

     
  • Mt. Prospect/Arlington Hts. dog park named 'Canine Commons' Mar 13, 2014 2:44 PM
    It's official! The name of the new dog park at Melas Park in Mount Prospect is Canine Commons. The nearly 2-acre dog park is a joint venture between Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights park districts and the grand opening will be in June.

     
  • Transparency a must in local government Mar 6, 2014 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Asking our local governmental bodies to be transparent in all ways helps residents become more knowledgeable in how they are being served, writes Linda Waycie of Mount Prospect.

     
  • 30-foot net won’t cut it at golf course Feb 24, 2014 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Robert Kawalek is mystified how the Mount Prospect Park District can plan to build a new driving range with only 30-foot netting, after insisting it needed 75-foot nets.

     
  • Vote for name of Arlington Hts./Mt. Prospect dog park Feb 18, 2014 2:00 PM
    The public can now vote for their favorite name for the new dog park planned to open in June as a joint project between the Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect park districts. Close to 200 names were submitted by residents and officials have narrowed the submissions down to three: Barkalot Park, Canine Commons or Scentral Park.

     
  • Mt. Prospect park board to look at golf work bids Feb 14, 2014 11:24 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District has opened bids for the first phase of an ambitious renovation project at the Mount Prospect Golf Course, but commissioners aren't expected to take action on them until mid-March.

     
  • Skate for History on Presidents Day Feb 11, 2014 1:01 AM
    On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, local schoolchildren and their parents will have the opportunity to help preserve the 1896 Central School and support the Mount Prospect Historical Society. The best part is, they can do this while enjoying a roller skating party from noon to 5 p.m. at the Central Community Center (CCC), 1000 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect.

     
  • Help name new Arlington Hts., Mount Prospect dog park Jan 16, 2014 4:27 PM
    If you have a witty way with words, the Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect park districts are hoping you can come up with a name for their new playground for pups scheduled to open in June. The park districts are asking residents can submit suggested names Jan. 20 and Feb. 3 for their new shared dog park planned for Melas Park, 1500 W. Central Road.

     
  • Arlington Hts., Mt. Prospect residents get in on dog park conversation Jan 10, 2014 12:35 PM
    Residents of both Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights said the preliminary plan for a shared dog park is a good start, but many still have questions about how the rules will be implemented. Plans for a dog park at Melas Park, 1400 W. Central Road, were shared with more than 50 community members. “I'm just thankful this is moving forward; it has been a long time coming,” Arlington Heights resident Phil Webb said.

     
  • Arlington Hts., Mt. Prospect seek dog park input Jan 2, 2014 10:53 AM
    Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect residents can learn about a dog park planned for Melas Park and give their opinions at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Central Community Center, 1000 W. Central Road in Mount Prospect. “This is something people have been asking for; for a lot of people dogs are part of the family,” said Maryfran H. Leno, president of the Arlington Heights park board.

     
  • Mount Prospect Golf Club 75-foot driving range net rejected Dec 18, 2013 4:53 PM
    The Mount Prospect Park District failed to win village board support Tuesday for a proposed 75-foot-tall net for its future driving range at the Mount Prospect Golf Club, forcing officials there to decide whether to pursue scheduled renovations without it. Although three of six village trustees, along with Village President Arlene Juracek, voted in favor of the netting, the measure failed to win the supermajority needed to overcome a negative recommendation from the planning and zoning commission.

     
  • Mount Prospect golf course neighbors oppose range, 75-foot-high net plan Dec 6, 2013 4:15 PM
    Mount Prospect Park Dsitrict officials are urging village leaders to allow them to build a 75-foot-tall net as part of plans for a new driving range at its golf course. But course neighbors say the netting will be unsightly and lower property values. “Frankly, I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that there will be golf balls that will go over this net,” the golf designer told village trustees.

     
  • Mt. Prospect Park District should rethink golf course rehab Nov 25, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Thomas Braun thinks a major renovation at the Mount Prospect Golf Course will be bad for the golfers and bad for the neighbors. "Change on the course should be transitional and planned out over a number of years," he writes.

     
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