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Village RC Track
#1
Does anybody know of any local villages or townships have a RC track. LH is a great place but it is a bit of a hike. I have contacted my local park district, Tinley Park, asking if they could build one. I know that it is a long shot but they do have a skateboard park. After a little research I have found a few municipalities around the country that have built them.
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#2
we are working on getting one built a little farther north. i have a friend on a board that is trying to pull some strings. there is the track in indiana. about the same distance. i also here the guy at tinley bowl is going to start back up in the spring. so that track might be coming back.
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#3
how far north...palos heights isn't a bad drive. Isn't tinley bowl on-road?
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#4
they use to have a off road track next to the volley ball court. and once a year they would do monster jam.

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#5
I move away and things finally pick up in Tinley. Just my luck.

Anyway, I found a track in Frankfort, not far down from my old house which was on 80th and 179th. It looks like it was made out of old baseball diamond dirt but molded together. I bet if you go down there and talk to one of the district guys, they would let you throw some actual dirt down and make a real track. There is plenty of space as I recall, with nearly 100 yards of space that I would imagine is usable.

Let me know if any bashes are going down in Tinley.
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#6
Here is the response that I got from the Park District. Any suggestions that I can take back to them?

Thank you for your email regarding an R/C Track. We are always open to new ideas and we are constantly evaluating our parks and what we have to offer. When a resident makes a request we are happy to look into it and see if it is a viable project to undertake. I am not that familiar with an R/C Track. Is the track in Joliet run by the Park District or by a private operator? What type of space is required and can you give me some detailed information on what goes into developing an R/C Track? Thanks
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#7
The track in frankfort is pretty small, but yes there is room to expand.
Its right off LaGrange rd and nebraska st.
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SLOW REVO Wrote:The track in frankfort is pretty small, but yes there is room to expand.
Its right off LaGrange rd and nebraska st.

I knew one of the streets was a state. Thanks for that.

When you get a chance, check the track out and maybe send them an email with some pictures of the track and where it is located. I know Frankfort has tons of parks so be sure to specify it if it has a name.
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#9
working on a response to the director of parks and recreation...any idea on the name of the park in frankfort?
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heres a picture of the track
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#11
Not sure of the name of the park.
Off LaGrange rd go east on nebraska to first street make a left go all the way to the end of street and park in the last lot and its right there.
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#12
Thanks for the picure... even if the park district is unwilling to work w/ me at least I found a much closer alternative
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#13
I think as long as you are willing to put in the time and work on the track, they shouldnt have a problem. They already let someone do it once, why not let another person do it again for free? When I last saw the the track it was maybe 1/3rd that size, so expansion is definitely going on.
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#14
man i live in orland park and i wish they would build one they have a park district that has a dog park, skate park,frisby golf come on we need a village track
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