Fields designed to handle the future demand for places to play softball, lacrosse and other sports are a central aspect of the final master plan for Lake Forest's sports park.
The City Council will review the plan Tuesday evening at its first October meeting.
Once a plan is approved, an architect will get the go-ahead to prepare construction level plans and specifications for the long-awaited park.
Three parcels make up the 86-acre site where the sports park will be situated. At the moment, the city is to acquire the last and smallest of those parcels—the 13-acre Rados property.
In April, the council and approved the environmental impact report for the project.
The final master plan that the City Council will review Tuesday includes:
- Five baseball/softball diamonds
- Five soccer/multi-use fields
- Two basketball courts
- Two playgrounds with play structures
- A centrally-located multi-use lawn ("The Commons") for hosting cultural and special events, and sports activities
- An approximately 30,000-square-foot Recreation Center with a gymnasium and multi-purpose meeting and classroom space
- Parking for approximately 535 vehicles
- Restrooms and concession spaces
- Trail connections to local and regional trails and preservation of existing vegetation and open space habitat
- Security lighting and lighting for all sports fields and courts
According to the staff report, the Recreation Center would host most of the activities currently offered at , with the exception of senior services.
Grading at the site is anticipated to begin May 2012.
The City Council meeting begins 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 25550 Commercentre Drive.