Newton Park Athletic Field Light Project
The Glen Ellyn Park District is considering the installation of directional athletic lights at the upper athletic field within Newton Park. Public meetings were held on Thursday, September 22nd and Wednesday, November 2nd at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center.
At the initial meeting, preliminary information regarding the proposed improvements was presented. This included information on the athletic lights, anticipated usage, potential restrictions, parking, construction timeline and Village requirements. At the second meeting, the District presented additional information based on questions, suggestions and concerns raised at the first presentation and in the weeks following. The meetings were well attended and constructive questions and suggestions were presented. Further discussion occurred at the regularly scheduled Park District Board meeting on Tuesday, November 15th and December 13th.
After extensive consideration, many opportunities for community input and dialogue, and some concessions and accommodations, the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners approved the installation of directional athletic lights for the upper field athletic field by a vote of 5 – 2 on December 13, 2016. The project was then included within the annual 2017 Park District Budget.
However, there are five (5) Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioner positions up for election in April, 2017.
Due to the inevitable changeover of some of the Board of Commissioner positions, the current Board has determined that it is in the best interest of the Glen Ellyn Park District to place any further efforts regarding the Newton Park directional athletic lights project on hold until the new Board is seated. Related items on hold include the Park District’s application for variance(s) with the Village of Glen Ellyn, purchasing of any materials, contracting any related labor and the scheduling of the various athletic fields and commitments based on lights at Newton Park in the fall, 2017. The matter of how to proceed will be considered and determined by the new Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners.
- Project Summary & FAQ
- PowerPoint Presentation: Newton Park Athletic Field Light Project
- PowerPoint Presentation: Newton Park Athletic Field Light Project #2
- Market Impact Study: Glenbard West Memorial Field
- Market Impact Study: Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200
- Letters of Support from Athletic Organizations
- Traffic and Parking Statistics
- Program Registration Information – 2007 to 2016
- Outdoor Athletic Field Report
- Newton Park Parking Meeting Agenda & Packet
- Letter to Neighbors – Parking Plan – March 23, 2017