Park Board to Vote on Rosewood Beach Redesign This Thursday
After months of discussion, the Park District board will vote on the proposed Rosewood Beach redesign at its next meeting.
The information below comes from the Park District of Highland Park.
The Park Board of Commissioners will vote on the Rosewood Beach Task Force’s recommendation for Rosewood Beach improvements during the August 23 Board Meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. at West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road.
The official recommendation for beach improvements was presented to the Park Board in June by Task Force Chairman Dave Fairman. It includes restrooms, concession building, lifeguard building and a multipurpose beach pavilion/interpretive center linked together by a boardwalk.
Since the recommendation, the Park Board has been reviewing information from the Rosewood Beach Task Force, the project architects, construction managers, the Department of Natural Resources, US Army Corp of Engineers and Park District staff. As part of their due diligence, the Commissioners met in open session on Rosewood Beach to view the footprint of the four proposed structures and ask questions of the architects and Task Force. Public input received to date has been presented to the Park Board for consideration.
Due to public interest and the significance of the August 23 Board Meeting, child care will be provided for children ages four to ten in the gym and preschool room at West Ridge Center. Meeting attendees who plan to take advantage of this free service are asked to contact the Park District at 847-831-3810.
Those unable to attend the public meeting are encouraged to view the beach improvement plan online and submit comments directly to the Park Board at email@example.com prior to the August 23 meeting.