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Visit with Santa at Hubbard Woods Park this Saturday

Posted December 05, 2016

Santa will be at Hubbard Woods Park this Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Learn more . . .

Help Winnetka Golf Club celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2017

Posted November 28, 2016

100-year-logo-seal-final-01-01A North Shore Tradition since 1917, the Winnetka Golf Club’s rich history needs to be celebrated! Currently we are compiling a historical timeline of the WGC which will be used in a digital and permanent display at the WGC Clubhouse.

Please help us celebrate by sharing . . .

  • WGC Stories (oral and written accounts)
  • WGC Photos (we can scan originals if necessary)
  • WGC Memorabilia (donations or on-loan accepted)

Now through mid-January we are compiling all this information for our timeline and permanent display. If you have something you’d like to contribute (stories, photos, memorabilia) please contact Mary Cherveny at mcherveny@nullwinpark.org or (847) 501-2076.

Please share this information with others, especially those who are not currently residing in the Winnetka area.

Interested in receiving information throughout the 2017 about 100th Anniversary events and promotions? Join our celebration email list at http://bit.ly/wgc100th.

What are your Kids doing over Winter Break?

Posted November 22, 2016

winter-break-camp-web-headerThe Winnetka Park District recreation staff has planned full days of winter break activities that is sure to keep your kids happy and healthy.

Your kids can begin their day at . . .

Winter Break Camp (4 – 10 years)
Link to online registration . . .

Home for the holidays?  Add some fun to your winter break and join your friends along with our summer camp staff at Winter Break Camp! Kids will participate in fun activities including sports, games, arts & crafts, and much more!  In addition, we will venture over to the Winnetka Ice Arena once each week for morning skating instruction and games on the ice.

After camp ends, anyone is welcome to stick around with our staff and eat lunch then double up with free afternoon Open Gym to round out a fun-filled day! Be sure to bring a snack (and a lunch if you’re staying for Open Gym).

Call (847) 501-2040 for flexible scheduling and pricing.

Activity #: 461500-C
Dates: December 19 – 30
No Camp: December 24 – 25
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Skokie School Cafeteria & Gyms
Fee: $200 res / $250 nr

Join us Mid-Day for . . .

FREE Winter Break Open Gym (4 – 10 years)
The gym will be open for play during winter break. Grab your friends and head over to practice your basketball skills or join in other activities. The gym will be supervised by a Winnetka Park District staff member.

Dates 
December 19 – 23 (1:00 – 2:30 pm)
December 26 – 30 (1:00 – 3:00 pm)

Days: Monday – Friday
Location: Skokie School Gyms

and Finish their full day at . . .

Winter Break Basketball Camp (6 – 12 years)
Link to online registration . . .

Coaches focuses on the fundamentals of the game: ball handling, passing, shooting, and defense, along with playing concepts.  By learning the proper techniques and strategy, campers will develop a strong foundation for basketball. These skills are taught in a fun and positive environment by Korie Hlede, whose resume includes WBNA player and coach.

Players will be divided into groups based on ability.

Sign up for all five days (and save $35), or on a per day basis.

Date(s) / Activity #  
Monday – Friday, December 19 – 23 (Activity #: 461727-B)
Monday, December 19 (Activity #: 461727-M)
Tuesday, December 20 (Activity #: 461727-T1)
Wednesday, December 21 (Activity #: 461727-W)
Thursday, December 22 (Activity #: 461727-T2)
Friday, December 23 (Activity #: 461727-F)

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Location: Skokie School Gyms
Per Day Fee: $25 res / $30 nr
Full Week Fee: $115 res / $135 nr
Min/Max: 10/20

Check Out Our Tiny Tot Olympians

Posted November 21, 2016

The Annual Tiny Tot Olympics was held on November 19, 2016. It was a cold blustery day, so our pint-sized Olympians enjoyed the opportunity to be active. See photos . . .

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.

View online version . . .

We’re Looking For Feedback About Our Website!

Posted November 15, 2016

The Winnetka Park District launched our new website in January 2016. We continue to make adjustments to our site and would be interested in user feedback. Please take a few moments to complete the survey by November 29.

Link to Survey . . .

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 . . .

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)

Pumpkins in the Woods . . . Reserve Your Pumpkin Now

Posted October 03, 2016

Hubbard Woods Park will be the site of this year’s Pumpkins in the Woods on October 28. Learn more . . .

Check out the photos from this year’s Bike Winnetka

Posted September 19, 2016

Link to Bike Winnetka Photos