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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.

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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.

Winnetka Waterfront 2030 Receives Planning Award

Posted October 12, 2016

apa_september_2016_-229The American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) recently awarded the Winnetka Waterfront 2030 a 2016 Illinois State Planning Award. This planning effort exemplifies the practice of urban planning and stands as an example of way members are “Making Great Communities Happen”. Scott Freres, co-founder and principal of The Lakota Group accepted the award at the 2016 APA-IL State Conference Chapter Awards Ceremony on September 28, 2016.

The Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners engaged the services of The Lakota Group (Project Leader/Landscape Architects), Gewalt Hamilton Associates (Civil Engineering), Shabica & Associates (Bluff Restoration and Coastal Engineering), Baird & Associates (Coastal Engineering) and OKW Architects (Recreation Architect/Facility Assessments) working as one team to assist the Park District with this Lakefront Master Plan. This plan encompassed a community engagement process for the long-term viability of this natural resource. Focus was on infrastructure, traffic, parking, bluff restoration, coastal/environmental issues, preservation and enhancement of native shoreline habits, facility usage and programming needs.

View Winnetka Waterfront 2030 Plan

(photo credit Steve Thomas | i3 Events, APA-IL)

Centennial Park Dog Beach Is Open Year Round

Posted September 06, 2016

The dog beach at Centennial Park is open year round. Learn more . . .