Family Recreation Center and Park Project Updates

Village Council approves plans for the Park District Family Rec Center and Park!

At the April 24, 2017 meeting, the Village Council of Forest Park approved the Park District’s plans to develop the former Roos Property into a Family Recreation Center and Park. The Park District Board of Commissioners thanks the Village of Forest Park for their support of this project. The first step of the project will be to remove the remaining foundation that is left from the former Roos Building and to to excavate the soil currently on the site. As we prepare for construction at 7329 W. Harrison Street, please check back here for updates on the construction progress!

Ceremonial Groundbreaking a BIG success!

The Board of Commissioners and staff would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday for our ceremonial groundbreaking. It was a beautiful, sunny day that was enjoyed by all in attendance. Special thanks to State Senator Kimberly Lightford, State Representative Chris Welch, and Mayor Anthony Calderone for their kind words during the ceremony.

The next step will be to ask for final approval for the Village Council. We are tentatively schedule to appear before the Council at the next Village Council meeting. Please check back as we will update this page as we get more information.

Ceremonial Groundbreaking set for April 1, 2017

The Board of Commissioners of the Park District of Forest Park invites the community to the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Family Recreation Center and Park. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10am. Please join the Board of Commissioners, our state and county legislators, local village officials and staff of the Park District of Forest Park as we begin the transformation of the former Roos property into a viable, recreational destination for the Forest Park community. The ceremony will take place at the corner of Harrison Street and Circle Avenue. Light refreshments will follow the ceremony.

Plans Commission Approves Park District’s Roos Development Plan

On Monday, February 6, 2017 the Village of Forest Park’s Plan Commission gave the green light to the Park District’s Roos Development Project. The project now will head to the Village Council for final approval in the next few months. Plans for the project include a new building that will house a gymnasium and fitness center. The project will extend the Park District’s campus from Desplaines Ave to the Circle Ave bridge all along Harrison Street adding not only a new recreation building to the Park District, but also additional open space, a new playground space for older kids, a fitness trail and outdoor bathrooms for the east end of the park district campus.

Please check back for updates on the project’s status as it moves toward approval from the Village Council.

Click below for the current site rendering.

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