Gov. Pat Quinn announces $1.2 million investment to renovate recreation center in
By Deborah Bayliss
BROADVIEW | Broadview residents will soon enjoy a newly renovated Beverly
Recreation Center at Cermak Road and 25th Avenue, thanks to $1.2 million bestowed
to the Broadview Park District via Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn's capital investment funded Illinois
Jobs Now! construction program.
“It’s important that everyone in Illinois has a place to be active and take on a healthy
lifestyle,” Governor Quinn said. “This investment will give the Broadview community a
new facility to be enjoyed for years to come. The Beverly Center project will help improve
the health of the people of Illinois and create new jobs for hardworking local residents.”
The project includes interior renovations to the gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms
and the addition of play equipment, a ropes course and a climbing wall. An elevator will
also be added to improve accessibility with a total estimated construction cost of $1.6
“Investment in local park districts is an investment in the future of Illinois communities,”
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller said. “This new facility in
Broadview will help maintain a high quality of life that is vital for attracting young
The investment is part of $50 million available through the Parks and Recreational
Facility Construction (PARC), which is funded by Illinois Jobs Now! and provides
investments to eligible local governments for park and recreation construction projects.
Eligible projects include land acquisition, development, architectural planning,
construction, rehabilitation and improvements. The PARC program may provide up to
75 percent of approved project costs, with the exception of local governments defined
as “disadvantaged,” which will be eligible for up to 90 percent funding.
The park projects are part of Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now, program, which will
support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now is the largest
construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest construction programs
in the nation.
Source: Chicago Citizen
Renovation of Broadview’s Beverly
Recreation Center Scheduled