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Due to Weather Centennial Range Fair Cancelled

Posted May 20, 2017

Sorry folks! Due to rain the Centennial Range Fair scheduled for today has been cancelled. No rain date (pun intended).

Do You Have Your Ice Show Tickets?

Posted April 02, 2017

The Annual Ice Show is May 5 & 6.

Pick up your ice show tickets at the Winnetka Ice Arena.

John Muno Appointed New Executive Director

Posted March 24, 2017

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.

Join Us For Spring Break Activities …

Posted March 20, 2017

If you plan to be home the week of March 27 consider some of the following spring break activities . . .

Recreation
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.

Tennis
Jr. Tennis Camps @ the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center
March 27-31
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.

Ice
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.

Plan Ahead … Register Online For Early April Classes This Week

Posted March 20, 2017

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 . . .

Early Registration For Summer Day Camps Ends March 24

Posted March 06, 2017

Winnetka Park District is offering reduced fees for summer camps through March 24. Learn more about our camps . . .

Online Registration Will Be Down For Maintenance: March 27-31

Posted March 06, 2017

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.

 

Executive Director Robert Smith Announces His Retirement

Posted March 03, 2017

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.

Spring Into Action! New Paddle Classes The Week of March 12

Posted February 27, 2017

Register now for the spring session of paddle – the social sport! Learn more . . .

Talent Wanted!

Posted February 18, 2017

Winnetka’s Got Talent is coming up on March 11. Currently we are looking for area talent for this year’s showcase. Learn more …