The Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners appointed current Superintendent of Facilities, John Muno as the new Executive Director at the March 23, 2017 Park Board meeting. John Muno’s appointment is effective immediately. He replaces Robert Smith who served at Executive Director since January 2014. Mr. Smith will be retiring after 40 years in the Parks and Recreation industry including 12 years with the Winnetka Park District.
“It is a natural transition and one that has been in the works since our last appointment,” said Park Board President, Ian Larkin. “We anticipate a smooth transition in leadership.”
Mr. Muno has been with the Winnetka Park District since November 2011 when he was hired as the Superintendent of Recreation. His led the recreation team in tremendous growth in programming and an improvement in the quality of service. His entrepreneurial skills set, led the way to his leadership role expanding into golf and tennis management. In 2015 he moved to the Superintendent of Facilities position, which included management of ice, platform tennis, tennis and golf.
John has over 30 years in recreation and sports management and consulting.
Mr. Muno attended Western Illinois University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Park and Recreation Administration and a Masters of Arts in Public Administration. He has furthered his education through a variety of professional development courses and conferences. During his previous years in the public sector he served on several state and national organization committees, often taking on leadership positions.
If you plan to be home the week of March 27 consider some of the following spring break activities . . .
FREE Open Gym @ Skokie School Gyms
March 27-31, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kindergarten – 6th grade
Call (847) 501-2040 for more information.
Jr. Tennis Camps @ the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center
9:00 – 11:00 am (5 – 8 years) Link to online registration …
12:00 – 3:00 pm (9 – 13 years) Link to online registration …
Adult Spring Break Stroke Clinics @ the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center
March 27 (Groundstroke), March 28 (Volley & Overheads), March 29 (Serves & Returns) and March 30 (Special Shots)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Link to online registration …
Day of Play Court Special @ the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center
12 – 6 pm, $20 per hour and no guest fee
Call (847) 501-2065 for more information.
Weekday Public Skate @ the Winnetka Ice Arena
March 24-30, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
March 25, 3:30 – 4:45 pm
Learn more …
Call (846) 501-2060 for more information.
Winnetka Park District online registration will be down for maintenance March 27-31. We encourage those planning on participating in early April classes to take advantage of online registration this week.
Link to online registration . . .
Winnetka Park District is offering reduced fees for summer camps through March 24. Learn more about our camps . . .
The Winnetka Park District will be doing some major software upgrades the week of March 27. During this time online registration for programs, season passes and paddle court reservations will be effected. In-person registration will still be available.
The Winnetka Park District Executive Director announced his retirement at the February 23 Board Meeting. Although the date is fluid, it is anticipated that his last day will be at the end of April. Robert has been with the District since 2003 as Superintendent of Park and rose to the Executive Director position in January 2014.
During his tenure with the District, Robert has overseen a multitude of park projects including the Crow Island Woods renovation, new Parks Service Center construction, Skokie Playfield Master Plan and Phase I & II projects, Village Green playground renovations, Northfield Park redevelopment, and Hubbard Woods Master Plan and execution.
Under his leadership as Executive Director the District completed the Winnetka Water front 2030 Plan, updated the District’s policy manual, 2016 Community Needs Assessment survey and is currently closing in on finalizing the 2017-22 Strategic Plan.
The Park Board planned to make an announcement regarding new leadership at the March 23 Board meeting.
Register now for the spring session of paddle – the social sport! Learn more . . .
Winnetka’s Got Talent is coming up on March 11. Currently we are looking for area talent for this year’s showcase. Learn more …
The Winnetka Ice Arena’s spring session of skating and hockey classes start the week of March 6. Whether you are currently in the program, looking to come back or new your are welcome to join us. Registration is currently being accepted online or in-person.
Learn more . . .
During the week of March 27 the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center will take a break from regular programming to offer spring break junior camps and adult stroke clinics. Online or in-person registration is available.
Junior Tennis Camps (6-8 years) . . .
Junior Tennis Camps (9-13 years) . . .
Stroke Clinics . . .