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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 . . .

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.

Crow Island Reforestation Work Underway

Posted January 30, 2017

As part of phase III of the Crow Island Reforestation Plan the park staff will be cleaning up fall trees and removing dead trees during the next couple of weeks.

For more information contact Superintendent of Parks, Costa Kutulas at ckutulas@nullwinpark.org or at (847) 501-2052.

Register Now For The Mother Son Date Night

Posted January 30, 2017

Wrangle up your favorite little cowboy for this annual event. Learn more . . .

Check Out The Fun Photos From The Winter Carnival

Posted January 14, 2017

Kids, parents, WPD staff and partnership had a wonderful time at this year’s Winter Carnival. Here’s the proof . . .

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 . . .

New Programs & Events Starting In January

Posted December 27, 2016

Check out our winter guide for new program and events for your entire family!

To our winter guide . . .