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Recreation Department Staff Earns National Certification for Parks and Recreation

Posted May 05, 2017

John Shea, Superintendent of Recreation, along with Recreation Supervisors, Toby Ross, Kevin Rutherford and Greg Sauber were recently certified as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by the National Certification Board (NCB) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

The CPRP certification is granted to individuals employed in the recreation, park resources and leisure services professions who meet the eligibility requirements—including a combination of higher education and/or work experience—and who successfully complete the national CPRP examination.  The examination tests knowledge in all aspects of general administration, programming and operations management for parks and recreation.  CPRP certifications are valid for a period of two years, and professionals who wish to re-apply are required to complete a professional continuing education unit requirements or equivalent academic course work.

Individuals certified as CPRPs meet high standards of education, expertise and experience established in the field for park and recreation professionals, and many agencies recommend or require CPRP certification when hiring for professional positions.

“It is wonderful that our recreation staff is committed to the professional and continued education” said John Muno, Executive Director of the Winnetka Park District. “Their passion for public parks and recreation is tested daily with the quality programs, events and services they bring to the community”.

The CPRP program is offered by the National Certification Board in coordination with NRPA and the CPRP Certification Committee.

7th Annual “Best Of” – Please VOTE for Centennial Dog Beach

Posted May 04, 2017

Make it Better 7th annual “Best Of” contest includes Centennial Dog Beach as a nomination for Best Dog Beach. We are excited about this honor/nomination and ask for your help.

Please help this nomination rise to the TOP by voting today. Link to voting…

Voting concludes on May 15.

Please share with all your friends, family and neighbors as well.

The WPD Summer Guide Is Here! Let The Fun Begin…

Posted April 04, 2017

The Summer Program & Facility Guide Is Available! Enjoy your summer with the Winnetka Park District!

View here . . .

Park Board Approves 2017-22 Strategic Plan

Posted March 24, 2017

On March 23, 2017 the Winnetka Park District board of Commissioners adopted the 2017-22 Strategic Plan. View plan . . .

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.

Something For Your Tweens: Try Our New Water Explorers Camp This Summer

Posted March 21, 2017

Your 5th – 8th grade can spend the summer at the beach sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming. Sound fun? Learn more . . .

Spring Guide Has Arrived!

Posted January 31, 2017

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 . . .
(clickable for more information/registration)

Looking For A Summer Job?

Posted January 02, 2017

The Winnetka Park District is seeking dedicated and passionate summer staff for camps, beaches, boating, golf and marketing.

Learn more . . .

Stay Connected!

Posted October 24, 2016

The Winnetka Park District utilizes email to share upcoming events, programs and facility news to our residents and patrons. Stay in the know by subscribing to our email list. If you haven’t updated your preferences in a while, please do so. You can subscribe to a variety of specific topics that are important to you.

Please Note: If you have unsubscribed at one time or another, you may not be receiving our promotional emails. Only you can re-add yourself to our contact list.

Update your email preferences . . .

Do You Need Winter Boat Storage?

Posted October 24, 2016

Starting October 26, the Winnetka Park District will be offering limited indoor boat storage (sunfish, lasers, kayaks, canoes, V-15 and paddle boards). For more information contact the Winentka Park District at (847) 501-2040.