Higher than expected bid costs led to a delayed start of construction, however, the Des Plaines Park District Board of Commissioners have approved the final design and budget for an indoor pool facility at Prairie Lakes. Plans call for the new complex to be added to the south end of the existing community center, with completion now planned for spring 2020.

The aquatic facility will include an 8-lane, 25-yard pool for lap swimming, swim lessons, open swim, aqua fitness classes and a wellness pool. Bleachers, accommodating up to 148 people, will provide spectator seating for a competitive youth swim program.

Additional facility features include a multi-purpose room for parties, meetings, and park district programming, with an adjacent outdoor patio; men’s and women’s locker rooms; six family-friendly changing rooms; and offices for lifeguards and pool staff. Expanded parking, an upgraded fire alarm system, and a splash pad are also planned.

Anderson Lock, under the leadership of Project Manager David Yankee, and Project Estimator Jenna Asta, will supply CORRIM FRP doors and frames, along with a mixture of Allegion and ASSA brand hardware for this buildout.

Doors within aquatic centers need to withstand heavy usage, moisture and corrosive chemicals. They also provide building security and fire safety. The CORRIM Company designs and builds custom FRP (fiberglass reinforced polymer) doors in standard as well as custom sizes. These doors are totally sealed, solid core construction and resistant to a broad range of elements. They are attractive, corrosion resistant, lightweight, yet are ideal for heavy duty performance.

The contractor for this Des Plaines Park District aquatic facility is DBM Services.