Des Plaines will get indoor park district pool next June

  • Work progresses on the new indoor pool being added to the Des Plaines Park District. The project will be completed in June of 2020

      Work progresses on the new indoor pool being added to the Des Plaines Park District. The project will be completed in June of 2020 Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Workers continues on the new indoor pool being added to the Des Plaines Park District. The project will be completed in June of 2020

      Workers continues on the new indoor pool being added to the Des Plaines Park District. The project will be completed in June of 2020 Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Construction continues on the new indoor pool being added to the Des Plaines Park District. The project will be completed in June of 2020

      Construction continues on the new indoor pool being added to the Des Plaines Park District. The project will be completed in June of 2020 Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • The new indoor pool at the Des Plaines Park District is expected to be completed in June of 2020.

      The new indoor pool at the Des Plaines Park District is expected to be completed in June of 2020. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
By Samantha Jacobson
sjacobson@dailyherald.com
Updated 8/16/2019 5:42 PM

Construction on the Prairie Lakes Indoor Aquatic Center in Des Plaines should be completed by next June, Des Plaines Park District Executive Director Don Miletic said.

The 27,185-square-foot building will include an eight-lane pool for lessons and competitions, a three-lane wellness pool, a splash-pad area for children and a multi-purpose room, among other upgrades. Miletic said this project developed from community surveys from multiple years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"We've done a community needs survey … and the number one item that kept being mentioned was indoor pools. We've been looking at this for a decade now."

The initial bid on the project was about $14.1 million, but was eventually reduced to $12.4 million with a contingency budget of $400,000. With the contingency budget, which accounts for unexpected costs, the project's actual total cost is at $12.8 million, Miletic said.

The project will use about $4.8 million from park district reserve funds, and the rest will be covered by bonds to be paid over the next nine years.

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