City Of Crystal Lake, Three Oaks Recreation Area


Three Oaks Recreation Area

Crystal Lake, Illinois

Project Scope

Redevelopment of a 450 acre sand and gravel quarry into a new public recreation area. The project includes the development of new city streets, bridges, decks, parking lots, and the entire utility infrastructure to support the new and proposed developments. The recreation area includes various buildings, swimming, picnicking, and fishing areas, as well as two boat marinas.


5517 Northwest Hwy
Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Bill Inman
Senior Vice President
Hitchcock Design


2011 Honor Award
American Council of Engineers

2011 Outstanding Facility Award
American Public Works Association

Category: Lake & Wetland Restoration

Budget: $14,100,000

Through extreme project challenges, Featherstone’s team still delivered this project on time, under budget and to the highest quality.

– Bill Inman
Sr. Vice President
Hitchcock Design Group

Featherstone Facts

Average Bid to Build Variance -3.11%,
Average Value for Fee at 145%
Last 5 years – 5 Fabulous Parks
Last 5 years – 5 Fantastic Libraries
Multiple, Decades-Longstanding, Client Relationships – The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Brookfield Zoo, the Wauconda Public Library, The Schaumburg Township District Library