Roselle Park District Receives PARC Grant.
The Roselle Park District will receive $2,477,200 to demolish the existing Turner Park Building on Roselle Road and construct a new 8,855 square-foot recreation center. The project also includes site improvements such as a new outdoor pavilion, gazebo, basketball court and ice rink. The total estimated project cost is $3,303,000 which after grant money is applied leaves the district to pay for an estimated $825,800. The districts portion will be covered by existing fund balances and will not impact local park district tax rates.
The investments announced Saturday, October 4 are part of the $50 million available through the Parks and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) program, which is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and funded by Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now construction program. PARC provides investments to eligible local governments for park and recreation construction projects.
Eligible projects include land acquisition, development, architectural planning, construction, rehabilitation and improvements. The PARC program may provide up to 75 percent of approved project costs, with the exception of local governments defined as “disadvantaged,” which will be eligible for up to 90 percent funding.
The park projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of one largest construction programs in the nation.
On behalf of the Roselle Park District’s Board and its residents I would like to thank; Governor Pat Quinn, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Senator Tom Cullerton, Representative Michelle Mussman, Mayor Gayle Smolinski, Trustee Barbara Rendall-Hochstad, WDSRA Executive Director Sandy Gbur, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller for their support of the Roselle Park District for making this grant possible.
Rob Ward, Executive Director
Roselle Park District
These are conceptual drawing of Turner Park. Future public input meetings will be announced shortly.
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