Update Regarding Northwestern Medicine Healthcare Crystal Lake Fitness Center and the Crystal Lake Park District

Mon February 27, 2023

The Crystal Lake Park District recognizes the need for a community center, fitness area and public swimming pool for its residents and this was confirmed by a recent community needs survey. The Park District considered whether Northwestern Medicine Healthcare’s Crystal Lake Fitness Center (formerly, Health Bridge) would satisfy these needs.

The Park District engaged with representatives of Northwestern and was advised that Northwestern was only interested in short term leasing of the facility at this time. 

After reviewing this scenario, the Park District quickly determined that it was not in the best interests of the residents and taxpayers of the Park District to lease the premises because it was not a permanent solution for the needs of the community.

The Park District appreciates the passion and interest shown by many residents asking the Park District to keep the facility open. It's not possible for the Crystal Lake Park District to keep the facility open, unfortunately, as it's not for sale.  In order to channel the enthusiasm for a community fitness center and pool, the Park District plans to explore other options to make such a facility a reality. 

The Park District thanks all those who have reached out and offered their opinions on this issue.