Leopardo Begins Work on Prairie Point Center in Oswego, Illinois

Leopardo is pleased to announce that sitework has begun at Prairie Point Center, the administration and operations center for Oswegoland Park District. This project, located at 313 E. Washington Street, is part of the district’s annual community investment program which addresses Oswegoland’s immediate needs, long-term goals, and strategic policies.

Originally built in 1974 as a John Deere dealership, the current facility lacks modern amenities such as a fire suppression system, ample storage, and proper temperature control. As part of the project scope, Leopardo will demolish the 14,453-SF building, which includes an attached maintenance garage and prep the 4.01-acre site for a new 30,000-SF facility.

The new 30,000-SF building will more than double the amount of usable space and it includes a 12,700-SF hybrid timber administration component. The operations side of the project will consist of a 16,150 SF pre-engineered building system, that will house the park district’s maintenance equipment and staff, it will also provide much needed recreational equipment storage. Once completed it will provide staff with the space and technology needed to deliver high-quality recreational services to the growing Oswegoland community and maintain the District’s 66 parks, 38 playgrounds, and over 1,300 acres of open space.

Leopardo was selected for this project due to its strong track record of responsibly managing municipal projects and its most recent experience working with Oswegoland. In 2022, Leopardo successfully completed an addition and renovation of the Oswegoland Park District’s Boulder Point facility, which received the 2022 Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) Project of the Year Award for Rehabilitation for construction excellence.

“We are looking forward to completing another project for Oswegoland Park District and being a part of the exciting growth happening in their community,” said Leopardo Senior Vice President Leigh McMillen. “We’ve assembled an all-star team who is committed to delivering a beautiful building that will serve the community for years to come.”

Leopardo is working closely with Dewberry Architects to complete the project by Spring 2025.