LWSRA Recreation Center
Thanks to the $2.5 million from the Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) grant from the Illinois DNR, the dream of an accessible recreation center for our community became a reality. The total cost of the building was $4.3 Million and with capital funds, grant money and donations construction began in April 2013.
The Lincolnway Special Recreation Center (LWSRC) opened in March 2014. The LWSRC is located near Laraway Rd. and Schoolhouse Rd. in New Lenox, inside the Heatherglen Subdivision. Amenities include four multi-purpose rooms, a teaching kitchen, gymnasium with a wheelchair-friendly floor, a therapeutic garden and a wheelchair softball field. The location also hosts the Association's offices. The facility is fully accessible in order to accommodate its clients with special needs.
We can still use support from our families, friends, local businesses and community members! We are offering naming rights to different areas of the facility as well as the ability to purchase memorial benches, trees or personalized bricks. Please contact Karyn Reczek to learn more.
Purchase your commemorative brick online - lwsra.org/buyabrick
View weekly photos taken during the construction progress
Initial Sitework begins: March 27, 2013
Groundbreaking Ceremony: Saturday, April 27, 2013 (view event photos)
Offices open: March 24, 2014
Grand Opening: June 21, 2014 (view event photos)
We have doubled our dream, this means we doubled our space and have doubled our fundraising goal. Hopefully we can have this by 2019. The inclusive playground will be built on the adjacent property to the LWSRC.
DONATE TODAY and help make our dream a reality!
The LWSRC has open gym times available to the public. Cost is $5 per person. These hours vary depending on programs and events. Please refer to the calendar. It is open most weekdays during the daytime hours. All dates and times are subject to change, please call ahead.
Open Gym & Fitness Room Rules
*Participants are required to check in at the front desk and sign a waiver if one is not already on file
(18 & under must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian)
*No food allowed in the gym. Only water bottles permitted
*Payment of daily fee (or punch card) is required at check-in. Wristband will be provided and must be worn at all times.
*Attire: Clean athletic shoes (no shoes that leave black marks) and shirts must be worn at all times.
*No: Slam dunking or hanging on rims, fighting, obscene language, spitting or grafitti.
*Sharing courts and goals is a must. Gym attendant may split full court games to half court games.
*Building supervisor is in charge of policies for your safety and enjoyment.
Open Gym Contact Person: Tami Pareti, 815-320-3500 or email@example.com
The LWSRC offers rooms and gymnasium space for rent to the general public. For more information regarding rentals, please contact Abby Billips at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 320-3509.
Hourly Rental Rates:
Half gym: $40
Full gym: $80