The Joliet Park District is expected to begin construction today with the demolition of the bath houses in Nowell Park. The park is located just south of I-80 on Chicago Street or Route 53. The official ground breaking will take place this Saturday, September 9th. Park Board president Sue Gulas says the community had a say in the vision for the east side recreation center. There will be basketball courts, a walking track, community rooms and a daycare.
A grand opening of the recreation center could be summer of 2018.