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.
Winnetka Park District is offering reduced fees for summer camps through March 24. Learn more about our camps . . .
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 Park District spring guide will be in residents’ mailboxes around 1/31-2/2. Additional copies are available at Winnetka Park District facilities.
View the online version . . .
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The Winnetka Park District Winter Carnival is this Saturday, January 14 from 1:00 am – 1:00 pm. Learn more . . .
A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center
Winter II Tennis Group Lessons Registration Schedule
In-Person/Mail-in: 530 Hibbard Road Winnetka, IL 60093
By Fax: (847) 501-5779 (credit card only)
Online: winpark.org (limited– credit card only)
Winter Session II: January 23 – March 24, 2017
Current Student Re-enrollment: Begins Tuesday, January 3 at 6:30 am*
Current Student Transfers: Begins Monday, January 9 at 6:30 am
Resident Registration: Begins Saturday, January 14 at 6:30 am
Non-Resident Member Registration: Begins Monday, January 16 at 6:30 am
Non-Resident Registration: Begins Saturday, January 21 at 6:30 am
*For a limited time, current student re-enrollment may also be completed online from January 3-7.
Learn more . . .
The Winnetka Ice Arena is hosting the annual New Year’s Eve Fun Night on Saturday, December 31 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Free skating and rentals for all!
Come on back to the rink on Sunday, January 1 to be one of the first to skate in 2017.
Learn more . . .
The Winnetka Park District administrative offices will be closed December 23-26 and December 30-January 2.
Online registration for programs and events is still available here . . .
Other facility holiday hours of operation . . .
- Winnetka Golf Club closed until January 3
- A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center call (847) 501-2065
- Winnetka Ice Arena & Platform Tennis call (847) 501-2060