Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lake Ellyn Boathouse not affected by master plan in 2013, open for summer rentals.
While Lake Ellyn master plan improvements include plans to revamp and restore the Lake Ellyn Boathouse to it's 1937 design, it'll be open for normal business and rentals in 2013, according to a message on the Glen Ellyn Park District website. "The recently approved master plan for Lake Ellyn Park does not call for changes to the boathouse in 2013 and will not affect operations or rentals," the message reads. The boathouse closes mid-December through the end of February and reopens for rentals the first weekend of March. The facility can be rented for weddings and other private parties with seating for up to 120 people. The park district board in January gave the district the nod to move forward to find funding for improvements included in…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Lake Ellyn Master Plan calls for $6 million to $12 million in recommended improvements.
The Glen Ellyn Park District has the go ahead to begin moving forward to find funding to undertake improvements to Lake Ellyn Park and the boathouse. The Lake Ellyn Park Master Plan was approved Tuesday in a 6-1 vote from the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners, according to a story in the Daily Herald. Last year several public meetings were held to gain input from residents in regard to the type of changes that were acceptable and warranted. The Glen Ellyn Park District also met with community groups and sent out surveys to park neighbors to gather feedback. In December, the Master Plan was unveiled to residents. The plan was the culmination of the work of the consultants and the suggestions from community members. The plan …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Residents are encouraged to hear plans for Lake Ellyn Park which will take the "Jewel of Glen Ellyn" and "polish it" for another 100 years of community enjoyment.
After hiring a design/consulting firm and gathering public comment and feedback, the Lake Ellyn Park Master Plan is about to be revealed. Residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting Wednesday night to learn more about the plans for the future of the park. The Glen Ellyn Park District and its consultant have held public meetings and gathered comments from residents, community groups and other stakeholders and are now prepared to present a plan to the community. Costs associated with implementing the plan will also be shared. “I think what we looked at was on the surface the park appeared in good shape, but we have to keep in mind the property was developed in the 1900s,” said Dave Harris, Glen Ellyn Park District director. “We want …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Residents viewed the first initial sketches of possible improvements at Lake Ellyn Park and offered feedback to officials and consultants during the second public meeting for the Lake Ellyn Park Master Plan.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Residents viewed the first initial sketches of possible improvements at Lake Ellyn Park and offered feedback to officials and consultants.
A large number of residents voiced opposition to using portions of Lake Ellyn Park to create more off-street parking during a meeting Monday night to discuss preliminary sketches for the Lake Ellyn Park Master Plan. The meeting held at the park’s boathouse had a strong turnout from residents concerned about the park’s future. More than 50 people attended the meeting. Parking was just one of the areas touched on during the two-hour meeting, but it raised the most concerns and garnered the most feedback. The Glen Ellyn Park District hired the firm of Conservation Design Forum and Farr Associates to help it address a number of issues including landscaping, hydrology of the lake, parking and access, recreational use and the boathouse. The …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
After a strong turnout at its first meeting, the Glen Ellyn Park District expects many residents to share feedback at its next Lake Ellyn Master Plan meeting.
Hundreds of residents concerned about the future of the Lake Ellyn Boathouse and Lake Ellyn Park have shared their feedback with the Glen Ellyn Park District as it begins the process of creating its Lake Ellyn Park Master Plan. On Oct. 22, residents are invited to attend a forum where preliminary sketches and design plans based on public input will be revealed. The park district held its first public meeting in late August to gather feedback from residents. About 70 people attended the first meeting, said Dave Harris, Glen Ellyn Park District director. In addition, park district officials sent out surveys to nearby neighbors, met with community stakeholders, groups and other residents who use the park. “I think the community as a whole, …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Glen Ellyn Park District hopes to have a multiphase master plan for Lake Ellyn Park and the Boathouse completed by the end of the year.
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 Lake Ellyn Boathouse. 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 Glen Ellyn Park District. “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 …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
A celebration of sight and sound at Lake Ellyn Park.
On a beautiful late August weekend, the Glen Ellyn Lions Club, in partnership with Community Bank, once again sponsored the Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts, held again at Lake Ellyn Park. More than 70 artists were on hand to display their works, which included paintings in oil and watercolor, photography, jewelry, pottery and much more. Local photographer Erik Peterson, who began his photography career with images of Glen Ellyn, was one of the local favorites attending. The Lions also sponsored Paint for Fun, a supervised area for budding artists to show their creativity. The Lions also took this opportunity to provide free hearing screening for attendees.