October 20, 2014 – The Woodridge Park District has been awarded a $2.5 million dollar grant by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the development of the District’s planned Athletic Recreation Center. Governor Pat Quinn announced the grant award on Saturday, October 18, funded by the Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) grant program that provides state funding for the renovation and construction of indoor recreation facilities.
Park Board President Fred Hohnke stated at the press conference, “This grant opportunity will ensure the Woodridge Park District can deliver a superior recreational facility that will fulfill our resident needs for healthy living opportunities and improve the overall quality of life for generations to come.”
Executive Director Mike Adams, Woodridge Park District Board of Park Commissioners, Mayor Gina Cunningham-Picek & fellow trustees, park district and village staff, and Woodridge residents attended the Governor’s press conference at Ty Warner Park in Westmont, IL on Saturday, October 18.
“The Woodridge Park District is ecstatic to be able to fulfil Woodridge’s goal in a fiscally responsible manner to provide an accessible community-based facility that primarily focuses on life-long fitness, health & wellness, sport, athletics, and recreational opportunities for persons of all ages & abilities and serve as a hub for other community civic and outreach services in cooperation with other service providers to improve the overall quality of life for all Woodridge residents,” said Woodridge Park District Executive Director Mike Adams.