Dohlen Appointed Park District Assistant Superintendent of Parks and Planning
The Des Plaines Park District announced the appointment of Doug Dohlen to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Parks and Planning effective June 17. Dohlen began his career with the Park District in October of 2009 as the Facility Maintenance Supervisor for Golf Center Des Plaines and Lake Park. His responsibilities included the management of the golf course, driving range, and building at the Golf Center, as well as the Lake Park Golf Course and the east side of the park. Doug also participated in project management and planning throughout the District. “Dohlen is perfectly suited to step into this position because of his education and experience managing construction costs and quality control, and coordinating with subcontractors,” said Paul Cathey, Superintendent of Parks and Planning.
Dohlen graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Building Construction Technology. He has over twenty years of experience working with various park districts planning and building community centers, aquatic facilities and parks.
As Assistant Superintendent, Dohlen’s first priority is the Lake Park Expansion Project, corner of Lee Street and Howard Avenue, slated for completion in 2011. Dohlen will also supervise the renovation of Chippewa neighborhood pool at 209 8th Avenue, targeted to open summer of 2013, having served on the interview team for the selection of the architects and engineers. He will also oversee the management of the sub-contracted firm who maintains the golf courses, train and supervise maintenance staff, and serve on the safety committee. Dohlen will be involved in all facets of the maintenance operations for the District, working closely with supervisory and hourly staff to provide outstanding service to the community.
“I have had such a positive experience since coming to the Des Plaines Park District. I am excited to be part of such a talented group of individuals here in Des Plaines. Our staff becomes an extension of ones family and our facilities second homes. I look forward to the growth and future of the District,” said Dohlen.
For more information about Des Plaines Park District facilities, visit www.DPParks.org.