The heavy rains have inundated the park with water which is slowing construction. The concrete at the softball diamond has been completed. Work is underway forming the concrete around the playground, to be followed by the forming the memorial area, including the pavilion. A large area of the park was seeded and blanketed and the grass has really begun to fill in. Next update September 21!
Sorry for the delay since our previous update. Veteran’s Park has completely taken shape. The playground installation is being wrapped up with a few items needing completion. Installation of the gazebo and start of concrete work on the softball diamond is next. Once the the concrete work on the softball diamond is complete, they will head toward the playground and memorial area to finish that. Basketball and tennis standards should begin to be installed later this week. Once in place, the asphalt contractor can install the surface for the courts as well as the pathway around the park. Seeding and blanketing has begun and will continue. Look for the next update on September 7!
Since our last update the park has taken its form. Excavation is 90% complete with a couple of items still being wrapped up. In the coming weeks you should start to see fencing and hardscape around the baseball diamonds being added as well as installation of playground equipment. Our next update will be on August 17!
The park outline is taking shape! Next week’s schedule should see drain pipe installed and concrete work begin. The excavation should wrap up quickly and grading heights will appear. Watch for our next update on Friday, August 3!
The Veterans Park renovation work has begun! The anticipated completion date is November 2, 2018. Over the coming weeks you will continue to see dirt movement as the renovation takes shape. We will provide bi-weekly updates. The next update will be coming Friday, July 20, 2018!
The park maintenance crew will start to remove trees, shelters and various other equipment from the park over the next week or two. Once they have finished removing these items, the fence closing of the park will be installed. We will replace trees during the Fall planting season.
The Village permit has been approved. We are awaiting receipt of updated information and bonds from a couple of contractors. Work should be starting with mobilization occurring in the area including fencing for the construction zone within the next couple of week. Thanks for your patience during this process!
We are still awaiting approval for the Village permit. Park maintenance crews will begin removing items from the site once approval is given. After the Village approves the permit, final plans will be provided and work should start shortly thereafter. We are still looking toward an early March start date. Next update will be on 2-12-18.
Staff had a pre-construction meeting last Friday with the principals involved in the project. Work related to mobilization should start in a couple of weeks. That work will involve park district staff removing items and starting to install fencing. Currently the projected start date for major work is around March 1, 2018. We are still awaiting the final permit hurdle from the Village of Tinley Park which should be returned shortly. Next update to be provided 1-29-18
Plans sets and application have been provided to the Village of Tinley Park for final approval. The IEPA (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency) and MWRD (Metropolitan Water Reclamation District) permits were submitted with the application. Next Update to be provided 1-15-18.
MWRD (Metropolitan Water Reclamation District) has approved the permit for construction. We are waiting for the final construction drawings which we will be submitted to the Village for the final phase permit. Next update 12-21-17.
We are still in the permitting phase with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) after receiving storm water approval from the Village of Tinley Park. We should be receiving comments or approval from MWRD within the next week. If comments are received, we will need to resubmit to MWRD. If approved, we will submit the final plans with MWRD approval to the Village of Tinley Park to obtain the final permit to begin the construction. Please look for our next update to be no later than 12-15-2017.