2021-2022 $10M Grant Information


In September 2021, the Village of Villa Park received notice that the community received a $10 million grant from the Department of Natural Resources- Build Illinois Bond Fund grant to be used towards costs associated with the construction of a Recreation Center. 

Since this is not a typical grant process with an application and the Village has not yet moved to the portion where the Village has received a grant agreement, this memo provides the most detailed information regarding what the Village's process is. 


There will be three public input meetings discussing the development of the Villa Park Community Center. 
-Wednesday, December 29, 2021 | 7 p.m. | Village Hall Board Room 
-Saturday, January 15, 2022 | 9 a.m. | Village Hall Board Room
-Wednesday January 19, 2022 | 7 p.m. | Village Hall Board Room
As we continue to see a rapid increase in the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we encourage residents to review all options for participating:
  1. Participate in person, make sure to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others. 
  2. Participate from the comfort of your home using the zoom link in the side bar, or view the input meeting via the Village's YouTube channel or your local cable access channel.
  3. Email in your comments using this editable form to be read into the public, regarding what amenities should go into a proposed rec center to gregg@invillapark.com and/or tcpoulos@williams-architects.com . Comments will be accepted through January 20th.
    • Please note, due to our YouTube policy, NO live input will be accepted via YouTube comments. 


The first public input meeting was held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 7 p.m. in Village Hall. 

Documents from this meeting include: 


The second public input meeting was held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 9 a.m. in Village Hall. 

Documents from this meeting include: 


A non-binding referendum question was placed on the April 2, 2019 election ballot, asking:

Do you support the Village of Villa Park, Illinois, spending up to $1,000,000 in new property taxes to fund repairs to Lufkin Pool which would allow the Village to safely reopen the pool?

This referendum did not pass. 

Zoom Link for live public input meetings

To join the Zoom meetings, use the below information: 


Meeting ID: 833 1486 2367

Passcode: 243182

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