Mitchell Park Domes Information


Frequently Asked Questions About the Domes


District 17 Domes Survey Results


Domes Timeline

  • July 15, 2015: County Board adopts File No. 15-526 to reinvest budget surplus funds from previous fiscal year - $4 million towards park infrastructure improvements
  • September 15, 2015: DPRC Director submitted a list of $4 million in infrastructure projects, which included the Mitchell Park Conservatory Domes in the amount of $500,000
  • September 24, 2015: DPRC project list approved in File No. 15-601
  • February 5, 2016: Administration closes all three domes indefinitely due to fallen concrete debris from the structure.
  • February 24, 2016: Public Hearing was held by the County Board to determine the future of the Domes and listen to County residents concerned about the closure.
  • April 29, 2016: Show Dome reopened two days ahead of schedule
  • September 24, 2016: Tropical Dome reopened
  • October 29, 2016: Arid Dome reopened ahead of schedule.
  • December 1, 2016: Domes Grand Reopening Celebration held


Domes in the News


Domes Task Force Meeting


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