Lake Ellyn Boathouse

Year: 2015

Client: Glen Ellyn Park District

Location:  Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Glen Ellyn Park District hired Farr Associates as part of team to develop a new master plan for Lake Ellyn Park. The boathouse, a community gem, is in need of restoration and rejuvenation. The design includes a reconfiguration of the plan to be more suitable for year-round events, restoration of the interior vaulted ceiling and beams, and the installation of new historically-appropriate doors and windows to open to new outdoor community areas and landscapes. Keeping historic preservation as a priority, modern mechanical systems will be used to optimize energy efficiency and keep operating costs at a minimum for the Park District. The boathouse will be able to cater to various activities for public use and private rentals with the addition of a separate restroom building to help generate revenue to sustain the operation and maintenance of the boathouse.