Deer Creek Tennis Courts


Deer Creek Tennis Courts


Highland Park, Illinois

The interior tennis facilities at Deer Creek Courts have been a popular recreational amenity for the Park District of Highland Park, but the 1970s facility has not kept up with its ever-increasing usage.  Our renovation created a new integrated welcome desk and service counter which provides additional reception control, space for announcements and bulletins, a small café space, and a reconfigured retail/repair shop.  The existing lobby dark and depressing, completely isolated from its surroundings.  We removed the exterior brick wall facing south to the parking lot, replacing it with new floor to ceiling glass, opening the lobby to additional daylight and allowing additional exterior program space under the roof canopy.  On the other side, large new sheets of unobstructed glass transform the lobby into a communal sky box from which to watch the tennis matches on the courts below.







Park District of Highland Park


Completed 2013

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Project Data

Area/Budget: 2,400sf / $375,000

Scope: renovation of entry and public areas of indoor tennis facility to provide new entry lobby, hospitality space, restrooms, and offices

Project Team: David Woodhouse, Ed Blumer (project architect), Shaun Danielson, Brian Foote, Andy Tinucci

WT Engineering (mep); Enspect Engineering (structural); Terra Engineering (landscape); Absolute Home Improvements (general contractor)

Photographer: Ed Blumer