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Byron Park District and Byron School District Finalize Plans for PE Center Expansion

Tue November 12, 2019

Byron Park District and Byron School District Finalize Plans for PE Center Expansion

The Byron Park District and the Byron School District are in the final stages of planning for a 14,000 square foot expansion to the Byron School District’s PE Center.  The approximately $3.5 million plan will be fully funded by the Byron Park District.  The Byron Park District utilizes the Byron School District’s PE Center to offer recreation facilities and programs to the community through an Intergovernmental Agreement.  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 and summer camp, two dance/aerobics studios and a new registration and staff office area.  The new floor plan will also provide additional security to the school building during school hours.  The plan will be 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 Park District’s annual property tax levy.  The Park District anticipates releasing the bid package to contractors in early January 2020, with construction scheduled in the summer and fall of 2020.  For further information, please contact Byron Park District Executive Director, Paul Zepezauer at 815-234-6277 or pzepezauer@byronparks.org