Updated: 11:00 a.m. Aug. 27
The first of several public forums related to the Lake Ellyn master plan will be held Tuesday night at the .
The Conservation Design Forum and Farr Associates were hired to create the multi-phase master plan and public comment is being sought into the project’s goals, according to the .
“The main goal of the first meeting to generate ideas – and allow the public to provide input,” said Dave Harris, the Glen Ellyn Park District executive director. “The goal is to come up with master plan,” that represent the community’s wishes.
During the meeting Tuesday night, the experts will be on hand to provide information on the park’s present condition, Harris said. A hydrologist, architect and landscape architect will provide context for the audience, laying out the current conditions and establish goals for the process. Then, residents will be given the opportunity to provide input as well as brainstorm ideas for the boathouse and park updates.
Along with the public forums, the design firm has sent out questionnaires to park users and conducted interviews with stakeholders. Now, the goal is to gain more feedback and ideas from residents, he said.
The public meeting Tuesday will be the first. Once the design firm has received feedback, it will go and create a conceptual design, Harris said. That conceptual design will be brought back to the community for feedback. Based on the needs of the community, the park district said it expects to have a multiphase master plan for the park and boathouse by the end of the year.
“We are pretty open ended about what we want to do,” Harris said, adding the park district really wants the public to be involved in the process and share their ideas.
“It is such a critical part of the community,” he said. “People really treasure lake Ellyn and Lake Ellyn Park.”
Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting Tuesday night to offer feedback on how to improve, restore and maintain Lake Ellyn Park and the Boathouse.
A public forum to discuss the Lake Ellyn master plan will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake Ellyn boathouse.