The Board of Education of District 200 (OPRF High School) is expected to discuss participation in a collaborative effort with the Park District to fund a Community Recreation Center at its regular November 16, 2018 Board meeting. The current plan for a community recreation center calls for significant financial support from OPRFHS. The Board Meeting Agenda was not yet posted as of 11.12.17, but can eventually be accessed by clicking here closer to the 11.16.17 meeting date.
Proponents of the plan cite the need for additional recreation facilities in our community, including an indoor track, indoor pool, gymnasium and meeting spaces. Concerns include funding of the endeavor, location, future tax implications and potential competition with other recreation facilities / organizations / businesses already in the Villages.
Click here to access information on the Community Recreation Center plans from the Park District's website.
Click here for the D200 budget implications shared at its October 26 meeting.
May 16, 2017 article in Wednesday Journal
August 17, 2017 article in Oak Leaves / Chicago Tribune
November 7, 2017 article in Wednesday Journal