Bensenville Park District Board approves 2024-25 capital plan

Sunrise Park, Water Park & Splash Pad, Fischer Farm improvements highlight plan

Bensenville, Ill. (April 18, 2024)—The Bensenville Park District Board of Commissioners—President Rich Johnson, Vice President Val Karg, Secretary Nancy Gibbs, Treasurer Jay Snyder and Commissioner Christopher Hernandez—approved a capital plan for 2024-2025 at the board’s regular meeting Wednesday, April 17, at the Deer Grove Leisure Center. Improvements to park district facilities include Fischer Farm, Sunrise Park, Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad and White Pines Golf Club, among other projects.

“The park district, though efficient fiscal management, will be able to update several of our parks and facilities,” says Bensenville Park District Executive Director Joe Vallez, noting the package includes approximately $3.5 million for park improvement projects in addition to $1.3 million in state grants received. “We are thankful for the state grants that the district has received to supplement these dollars in the revitalization of Sunrise Park and improvements to Fischer Farm.”

Specific projects include improving Fischer Farm infrastructure; a new playground, soccer fields, futsal, pickleball and basketball courts at Sunrise Park; resurfacing the pool basin and pool deck at the Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad and improvements at the White Pines Golf Club.

In 2023, the park district commissioned an assessment of each of the district’s 17 park sites as well as the Deer Grove Leisure Center, White Pines Golf Club, Water Park & Splash Pad and the Buildings & Grounds Maintenance Facility relative to use, wear, conditions and maintenance. The assessment of the existing site infrastructure, topography, vegetation, access, circulation, parking, drainage, current land use, play fields and exterior recreational spaces, open space, development constraints and other conditions will be utilized for planning future site development and intended uses.

“The Bensenville Park District looks forward to continuing to continuing to improve infrastructure, amenities and programming at each of our parks and facilities, and the Facility Assessment provides a great roadmap for these projects as part of our Bensenville Park District 2.0 initiative,” Vallez adds.

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