The City has owned and operated the Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center since 1974. This year that will change.
The City still owns Hyland Greens, but Three Rivers Park District is taking over the operation of the facility. The City and the District signed a three-year deal agreeing to this new partnership in March.
This new arrangement will address an ongoing challenge facing the City. Hyland Greens operated at an annual financial loss for more than a decade and is in need of capital investment. Last year, the City did not open Hyland Greens due to the budgetary and operational challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The budget shortfall that arose as a result of COVID-19 led staff to think creatively about Hyland Greens.
The Three Rivers Park District has proven expertise in golf operations and instructional programming. Three Rivers currently owns and operates three golf centers, and operates two golf and practice centers.