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Park Avenue Site Improvement Plan Meeting

8/17/21 – Thank you to those that attended the Park Ave Site Improvement Plan Community Meeting on Monday, August 16, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. We had over 75 people participate and collected valuable feedback on the plan.

This community meeting was held to review the proposed concept site plan for the Park Avenue Beach and Boating Facility. The meeting included a brief introduction of the concept plan followed by an opportunity to take a closer look, ask questions, and provide feedback to the project team.

If you were not able to join, click the video to watch the recorded meeting.  The Park District has heard from many residents, and the slide below summarizes the trending comments. This slide is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all comments received but a snapshot. Please send comments and questions to

To view the presentation visuals, please click below:


Engineering for the barge breakwater/boat launch is considered a separate project and was not presented at this meeting.

About the Park Avenue Site Improvement Plan
The Park Avenue Site Improvement Plan is an initiative from the Lakefront Master Plan Update, that consolidates the various lakefront planning efforts to develop a holistic, sustainable, conceptual site plan for Park Avenue Beach and Boating Facility. The plan considers access, boat storage and amenities, passive and active recreation, infrastructure repair and replacement, and is also consistent with the District’s Beach Management Plan. The site plan is conceptual at this stage and does not include specific engineering, architectural, or construction plans. Concept site plans provide the Park District support to apply for grant funds and budget for future projects. Engineering for the barge/boat launch is considered a separate project and will not be presented at this meeting.