2022 Renovation Project

The above rendering is of the outdoor fitness studio, viewed from Lakeview Parkway.

Vernon Hills Park District was selected as recipient of a Park and Recreational Facility Construction Program Grant (PARC) for the renovation of Lakeview Fitness. The District was awarded a PARC Grant of $2,247,700 to provide an addition and renovation to the existing facility.

Construction began mid-April 2022 with a tentative completion date of October 2022. The indoor pool closed in late April. The facility, with the exception of the indoor pool, will remain open during construction.

  • The addition will be more than 4,700-square feet and will include health/fitness, training, and support offices.
  • The renovation includes locker room upgrades, a new indoor/outdoor group exercise room, and a new bathroom on the deck with changing rooms.
  • The pool expansion includes a new ADA pool lift, added lap lanes, zero entry pool edge, spa upgrades, and added shallow-water spray features.
  • The site work includes additional parking with expanded storm water detention facilities and an outdoor paved area.

 

Interior Floor Plan

Indoor Pool Rendering

 

Renovation Updates

September

The weight room is painted and the old flooring removed.
Concrete was poured for the building entrance and all the sidewalks in the front of the facility.
Concrete is poured for the outdoor  fitness patio.
Tiles have been laid for lane lines in the pool.

 

August

Locker rooms are complete.
Cardio room renovations have begun.
Knee wall installed to hold all of the equipment cords.
New wallet lockers available for small belongings.
Foundation floors have been poured for the new weight room and office spaces in the addition.
The steel beams are in place for the new outdoor fitness patio.
The natatorium is being painted.
The facility entryway has new concrete.

July

Renovations continue with the pool –  floor drains are being installed and rebar is being installed.
The pool viewing room is complete with new flooring and paint.
Miracle Method was applied to the walls and floor in the locker rooms.
Exterior walls are being built for the additions – new weight room and office spaces.

June

The pool is being dug out in preparation for concrete and stone work.
The floor in the pool viewing room was replaced.
Locker room renovations began.

May

Renovation of the indoor pool began.  The play structures were removed as well as the existing tile floor and the corner of the pool deck.
An exterior brick wall was removed and a temporary plywood wall was erected in its place. The existing cardio room will be enlarged to become the new weight training room.
The retention pond was enlarged for additional storm water storage.
Concrete footers were poured for the building addition.
Pillars are in place for the new outdoor group exercise studio.

 

April
Excavation began on the southeast corner of Lakeview Fitness to create space for the building addition and to increase the size of the retention pond to account for more water storage.
More than a dozen Oak Tree saplings were saved during excavation and replanted in the Oak Savanna in Sullivan Woods. (see photos below)
Areas of the parking lot will be closed for demolition to make space for the addition of an expanded parking lot.
The pool closes on April 25 to begin the renovation to a 6-lane pool.

Oak Tree Sapling Project

Staff preparing Oak Tree saplings to be dug

Saplings being dug out of retention pond

Saplings being transported to the Oak Savanna

Saplings replanted in the Oak Savanna

Excavation of the site began April 21