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Posted October 24, 2016

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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.

Round Up The Entire Clan For This Year’s Family Campfire

Posted October 17, 2016

Join us at the tranquil setting of Crow Island Woods on Friday, November 4 for the Annual Family Campfire. Learn more . . .

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 . . .

Centennial Park Dog Beach Is Open Year Round

Posted September 06, 2016

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

Are Your Ready To Ride? Bike Winnetka Registration Is Now Open

Posted August 01, 2016

September 17 is the date for this year’s ride. Learn more . . .

Park Board To Review Dwyer Park Conceptual Plans

Posted July 13, 2016

The Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners will review and approve the conceptual plans and preliminary costs at the July 28 Board Meeting. Learn more . . .

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 . . .

Dwyer Park Community Engagement Continues

Posted June 23, 2016

The Winnetka Park District continues to provide community input during the planning stages of the Dwyer Park playground renovation and overall site design. As a part of the planning timeline, the Winnetka Park District conducted our first set of community meetings on May 21 and May 25 and our second set on June 16 and June 18. The purpose of those meetings was to communicate the planning process and begin to gain the thoughts of the neighborhood residents related to this project.

The third set of meetings will be held:

  • Thursday, July 7, 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 9, 9:00 am

Both meetings will be held on-site at Dwyer Park, 856 Elm Street. The agenda for each meeting is identical. That way if one cannot attend the first meeting, interested residents will have an opportunity to participate in the second meeting. Final conceptual site plans will be presented at these meeting, prior to sharing with the Park Board for final approval. The Park Board will review the final concept drawings at the committee level on Thursday, July 14 and by the entire Park Board on Thursday, July 28.

If you will be unable to attend, but wish to express your opinions regarding Dwyer Park playground renovations and overall site design, please contact Costa Kutulas at (847) 501-2052 or email him at

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