When will the Fort Hill Activity Center Open?
The project is anticipated to be complete by fall 2016.
How much will it cost to construct the Activity Center?
The budget for the project is $24,120,000 including the design and construction phases of the entire project.
How is the District funding the Fort Hill Activity Center?
Current revenue sources including land/cash donations, tax revenue, investments and alternative revenue like grants are being used. Additionally, the District reprioritized its capital projects to be able to build a project of this kind and address the most critical need that the District faces. The Activity Center was planned and is being constructed in a way that is consistent with the District’s other projects that have illustrated exceptional financial stewardship such as Nike Sports Complex, the Seager Park Interpretive Center and the Centennial Beach renovation – all of which came in on time and under budget.
Will residents’ taxes increase?
Taxes will increase regardless of the Activity Center. This is due to the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the capital needs of the District including the need to fund amenities to accommodate residents with special needs per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Residents can expect to see a very modest increase of approximately $8-10 for the year for the average homeowner which equates to paying for approximately three gallons of gasoline for your car.
Will there be a cost to use the Fort Hill Activity Center?
Portions of the Activity Center, such as the fitness area, open gyms, childcare and peak times for the walk/jog track will require the purchase of a membership or payment of a daily use fee. Non-peak walk/jog track times and various activities held at the Activity Center will be free to residents. Similar to other Park District offerings, the programs at the Activity Center will be a mix of both free and fee based offerings.
How much will it cost to use the Fort Hill Activity Center?
The Naperville Park District is in the process of developing it’s 2016 budget. Fees for programs and events that require paid admission or registration to participate will be finalized as part of the budget process.
The Fort Hill Activity Center website will be updated as the construction of the facility progresses. Please check back in the future for project updates.
NCTV Video Regarding the Activity Center Open Houses