The lobby is open and landscaping is nearly complete. There are a few remaining elements that need to be installed including the replacement of the temporary vestibule glass with the bird-safe glass. A ceremonial grand opening celebration is tentatively scheduled for the Fall.
Renovation of the facility includes an improved drop-off area, parking lots, lobby, multi-purpose room, locker rooms, office space, and restrooms. This renovation project was included in the Park District’s 2024 GreenPrint 10-year master plan and was scheduled to begin in 2020. It was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During regular annual maintenance in June, staff uncovered an unknown issue on the Centennial rink floor. The Park District acted swiftly to conduct an exhaustive investigation of the facility and ice flooring system with an engineering firm. The findings confirmed that the building is structurally sound. However, the rink floor had been compromised and requires complete replacement.