Rochelle — At Monday’s monthly meeting, the Flag Rochelle Community Park District Commission heard an update from Park District Executive Director Jackie Oehringer about the Deck Project at Spring Lake Marina.
Staff will work on dismantling the old deck on Monday, and material for the new deck will arrive Wednesday morning.
“Demolition is going very fast, and today almost everything has been removed,” Ohlinger said. “Waiting for the trash to be emptied. Let’s start again.”
At its last meeting, the Board unanimously approved a bid from RP Lumber to provide new deck material for $29,872.
The project includes a complete marina deck replacement to match recent work on the Spring Lake Pool. Work is expected to continue until November. The RP Lumber tender was selected to ensure that the project could be completed within the current fiscal year.
Ohlinger said the park district recently published a winter brochure guide detailing the many programs planned for the REC centers over the next three to four months. This includes the recently kicked off Women’s REC Basketball League.
“It’s been a quiet summer within REC as far as that kind of activity is concerned,” said Ohlinger. “It’s really exciting to see things start to pick up. Parking lots will fill up again with activities during the winter months.”
Many of The REC’s rental space slots are reserved for the winter months, Ohlinger said.
“We are very conscious of making sure we have space available for our members, not just offering space for rent,” Ohlinger said.
The Park District limits rentals on days when the REC is known to be heavily used by members and the public.
Ohlinger said winterization work is being done at local parks, with fountains and restroom facilities closed.