Wilmette Officials Worry Centennial Repairs Could Impact Pool Season

The east wall of Centennial Park and Recreation center collapsed during last month’s torrential rain.


With pool season just around the corner, Wilmette officials are worried that work to repair the collapsed east wall of Centennial Park and Recreation center could impact the pool’s summer season, Wilmette Life reported. 

The torrential rainstorms in April washed out the foundation of earth underneath the wall of the center’s tennis court area, causing it to collapse on April 18. Even though construction teams immediately came to shore up the wall and tennis area roof, Wilmette Park District Executive Director Steve Wilson says that by April 20 the wall had shifted so much that it had to be demolished, Wilmette Life reported.

No one was injured during the incident but it was the first time the wall collapsed at the the tennis building, Wilson said.

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