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Byron Park District Announces Expansion and Renovation Plans for the Byron PE Center

Tue July 30, 2019

The Byron Park District is excited to announce an approximately $3.5 million expansion and renovation plan for the Byron PE Center.  The Byron Park District utilizes the Byron PE Center to offer recreation facilities and programs to the community through an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Byron School District.  The plan consists of a new 10,000 square foot fitness center, new public entrance area, an expanded parking lot, additional space for the Tiger Den before/after school program, two dance/aerobics studios and a new registration and staff office area.  The new layout will provide additional security to the school building by relocating the fitness center and closing the track and basketball courts during the school day beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.  The plan will be fully funded by the Byron Park District utilizing alternate bonds.  The bonds will be repaid through the existing annual capital improvement fund and will not result in an increase to the District’s annual property tax levy.  The tentative timeline is to bid the project in 2019, with construction scheduled in the summer and fall of 2020.  The Byron Park District will host a public meeting on Tuesday, August 20 at 5:00 PM at the Byron PE Center for residents to learn more about the project.  For further information, please contact Executive Director, Paul Zepezauer at 815-234-6277 or pzepezauer@byronparks.org

Conceptual Plan Interior Rendering

Conceptual Plan Exterior Rendering