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LaSalle Rotary Park

Recreational Park Design 


City of LaSalle Illinois recreational park design located north of Rt 6 and west of I-39.


Designed by Anthony S. Morelli, Senior Landscape Architect at the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana


Park Layout Committee

-Don Spayer

-Andy Bacidore

-Jeff Leszczynski

-Debbie Pohar

-Pam Broviak

-Art Washkowiak


Recreational Park Program


Baseball Fields

-1 Minor/Instructional League

-1 Little League

-1 Junior/Senior League


Softball Fields

-2 for girls- same size- 200-225ft

-2 for Adults ( 1 mens 1 womens)


Central Concession/Restroom Building

-Buildings consisting of concrete block construction

-Building includes programed meeting room


Wooded area/Picnic area


-Fully equiped playground


Maintenance/Storage Building

-Set aside- away from diamond complex

-Building includes area for recreational storage



-Amphitheater to be located on bottom of existing hill

-Should seat over 2,000 people


 Location of Site

-Yellow represents 52 acres to be developed into Rotary Park

-Red represents 110 + acres donated by Illinois Cement Company that will be turned into Prairie Perserve


Existing Site

 -Parcel 4 will be purchased by city and turned into recreational programming for family activities


 Site Requirements


¨1 Minor/Instructional League Field 200ft

¨1 Little League 200+ft

¨1 Junior/Senior League 300+ft

¨2 Girls Softball Fields 200+ft

¨2 Adult (men & women) Softball Fields 225+ft

¨Central Concession Stand

¨Playground Area

¨Picnic Area

¨Appropriate Storage/Maintenance Area

¨Sufficient Parking and Cirrculation


¨Dog Park


 Site Considerations

-Topography map: each line represents a 10 foot elevation change

-Analysis: site is relatively steep on western and southern side

  -Rotary Park will be located in the center of the 6 TIF districts that are planned for future growth of city



 Site Photos



Working Concept


-Northeast mens/boys diamonds, 92 unit parking lot, ADA accessible playground, picnic/shelter area by trees, liesure paths through trees, & large and small dog park


-Northwest girls diamonds, 2,000 person amphitheater, storage, batting cages, & restrooms


-Southest senior league/high school diamond, grand entrance, 170 unit parking lot, concession stand, & multi-purpose soccer field


-Potentially Amphitheater's view over existing valley towards the city of LaSalle





 Prairie Preserve Park

-110+ acres of land donated by Illinois Cement Company to be turned into a prairie preserve park adjacent to Rotary Park


 Location of Site



 Site Considerations

-Topography of site


 Site Photos



 Site Concept


-Restored Prairie with 4.1 miles of paths, 20 acre stocked lake, observation decks, pavilions, event pavilions for weddings, & 100 unit parking lot


-Park ideal for large scale cross country meets, preferably IHSA state cross country meet


-20 acre lake, fully stocked, paddle boat, & canoeing

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