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Break Ground For Pavilion Expansion

Groundbreaking ceremonies took place on Oct. 10 to mark the expansion project plans for the Oak Lawn Park District’s Community Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave.

The majority of the project is the addition of a gymnasium that will house two full size basketball courts, four volleyball courts, and four smaller basketball courts. The new courts will have hardwood floors and seating for spectators. {{more}}

The expansion also consists of a renovation of the current facility. The front entrance and the front desk will be relocated. The current washrooms will be expanded, which will create a new massage room, vending area, storage and office space.

The new facility will blend in with the original styling of the exterior while updating the common areas of the 25-year-old building.

On hand for the groundbreaking were Sue Murphy, Oak Lawn Board of Commissioners; state Rep. William Cunningham (D-35th), Maddie Kelly, director of the Oak Lawn Park District; Gary Callahan, Board of Commissioners; Mary Wallace, president of the Oak Lawn Board of Commissioners; Oak Lawn Village Clerk Jane Quinlan, Donald Andersen, Board of Commissioners; state Rep. Kelly Burke (D-36th); and Donna McCauley, Board of Commissioners.

The addition was made possible through a PARC grant from the state of Illinois.

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