Leopardo Companies, Inc. recently completed the new 70,000-square-foot West Chicago Park District Athletics, Recreation and Community (ARC) Center. The new complex was revealed to the public at an opening celebration on Saturday, Sept. 6 that included a ribbon cutting ceremony. Former Chicago Bull Charles Oakley also hosted a basketball clinic and signed autographs.
Located at 201 W. National St. in Reed-Kepler Park, the one-story park district facility includes three gyms, a fitness area, as well as a play area for children. The project was completed on time and within its $15.5 million budget. As one of the largest one-story indoor recreation complexes in Illinois, the ARC Center also features an elevated walking and jogging track, dance and aerobic studios for group fitness classes and event rental space and catering kitchen.
Hoffman Estates-based Leopardo served as construction manager, with the Chicago office of Sink Combs Dethlefs as architect of record.