Lakefront Archives

Winter Guide Is Now Available

Posted November 16, 2016

The Winnetka Park District Winter Guide went into the post office on Tuesday, November 15. Residents should receive the guide in the mail between November 16-19. Additional copies are available at the Administrative Office, A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka Ice Arena and Winnetka Golf Club.

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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 . . .

Rent Paddle Boards on the Weekends

Posted August 01, 2016

Weekend Paddle Board rentals are available at Lloyd Beach. Learn more . . .

Fall Registration Is Now Open For Recreation, Golf, Ice, Tennis & Paddle

Posted July 26, 2016

Registration for fall golf, recreation, tennis, ice and platform tennis programs is underway.

Online Guide . . .

Registration Info . . .

Plan A Date With The Family Pooch

Posted July 08, 2016

Doggy Date Night: Pupcorn + A Movie is back again this year on Friday, September 9. Learn more . . .

Get Your Beach Passes – Beaches Are Now Open!

Posted May 23, 2016

The Winnetka Park District Beaches opened June 4 for the 2016 season. Get your beach pass now and avoid the lines. More info . . .

Sailing & Paddleboarding & Kayaking Oh My!

Posted May 16, 2016

The Winnetka Park District offers a variety of sailing, paddleboarding and kayaking classes throughout the summer. Learn more . . .