Takiff Center Improvements

Takiff Center Improvements

All major improvements and construction projects at the Takiff Center are discussed by the Board of Commissioners at the Special Projects Committee meetings and approved at their regular meetings. If you have any comments or concerns, we invite you to come to a public meeting to share your thoughts.

Meeting Schedule

Recent Updates

Parking Lot Phase 2 Construction Begins August 13

Monday, July 30, 2018
Parking Lot Phase 2 Construction Begins August 13
On August 13, the Takiff Center will begin Phase II of the parking lot project. This phase will involve re-orienting the parking lot to improve accessibility for people with disabilities, pedestrians, and adults dropping off children. It also includes adding more bike racks and sidewalks, as well as solar-powered lights and a designated drop-off lane to lessen traffic back-ups on Green Bay Road.  

Phase 1 Complete

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Phase 1 of the Takiff Parking Lot project is now complete. The parking lot now has 64 additional parking spaces, a walking path, two bioswales, and additional bike racks. 

Takiff Parking Lot Construction Started

Monday, September 18, 2017
Takiff Parking Lot Construction Started

Construction of two new parking lots and a walking path at the Takiff Center has begun. The project, which is expected to be completed in November, will add 64 additional parking spaces, a walking path, and additional bike racks to the Takiff Center.

Temporary Lights at West Park

During Takiff Center construction

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Park Board has approved temporary athletic lights at West Park from September 11 through November 3, 2017.  

Currently, the only athletic fields with lights in the Park District are at Jerry Reinsdorf Field (behind the Takiff Center). Due to planned construction at the field, the Board elected to move fall sports to other fields in the district. As Reinsdorf Field is used by many children in fall sports, the games will be temporarily relocated to West Park during construction. The temporary lights will only be in operation as the field schedule requires and will be restricted to Monday through Friday, from dusk until 9:00 PM. 

The temporary lights include three light towers, which will be directed away from residential homes and have a maximum height of 30 feet.  The lights will be removed from West Park after November 3, 2017.

Parking Lot Improvements

Phased Plan to Increase Parking at Takiff Center

Monday, May 22, 2017
Parking Lot Improvements

At the May 16 Special Projects Meeting, architects AltaManu proposed a phased plan to increase parking at the Takiff Center. The plan also included sustainable features as an alternate. When complete, the plan will increase parking at the Takiff Center from 118 to 220 spaces. 

Board Approves Equipment & Remodeling Plan

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

At their April 18 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved the recommendation to purchase the Precor Fitness equipment on the attached proposal for a total of $99,371.98. At the same meeting, the Board approved a remodeling plan for the current Aiken Activity Room by Wight Architects which includes two shower areas, with a budget not to exceed $396,008.

Fitness Area Planning and Equipment

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Fitness Area Planning and Equipment

At the February 21 Special Projects and Facilities meeting, staff presented research and equipment options for adding a fitness area at the Takiff Center.