Recreation Archives

Show Your Support for the Winnetka’s 2017 Fourth of July Celebration

Posted April 09, 2017

The Fourth of July Celebration is the largest and most expensive community-wide celebration that takes place in Winnetka annually (at least these past 129 years).  Financial support for this event comes primarily through the Winnetka Park District, Village of Winnetka and the Winnetka Parks Foundation.   Secondary financial support comes through the business partnership program and from Boy Scout Troop 20.  The third level of support comes through private donations from community members.

Please show your support in 2017, and consider being PATRIOTIC please.

Link to Online Donations (coming soon)

Link to PDF Donation Form

Red Level: $49 and less financial commitment

Benefits received:

  • Another Great Community Celebration
  • Our Sincere Gratitude

White Level: $50 – $99

Includes all benefits from the previous level plus:

  • Recognition in the WPD Fall Brochure

Blue Level: $100 – $499

Includes all benefits from the previous levels plus:

  • Fourth of July Supporter Yard Sign*

Stars & Stripes Level: $500-999

Includes all benefits from the previous levels plus:

  • WPD Chic Picnic Cooler or Chair
  • Fourfest/Fireworks Reserved Parking Space near the Winnetka Ice Arena

Patriotic Level: $1000+

Includes all benefits from the previous levels plus (one of the following)

  • Starter at the Events on the Green (1 slot available)
  • Grand Marshal of the Children’s Flag Parade at Village Green (1 slot available)
  • Parade Banner before one of the music/entertainment acts (several slots available, plus you may have two/three designees carry the banner if you choose)
  • Attraction Supporter Signage at Fourthfest (several slots available – only one per activity

*Donations received by June 20, 2017, or while supplies last after June 20.  Yard signs will be delivered to Blue Level or higher homes between June 28-30.

All other physical benefits can be picked up at time of donation (in-person donation) or with receipt (for on-line donations) at the Winnetka Park District Administrative Offices, 540 Hibbard Road.  For more information contact Toby Ross at 847-501-2071 or tross@nullwinpark.org.

Upon receipt of Patriotic Donation please reach out to Toby Ross at 847-501-2071 or tross@nullwinpark.org to secure your intangible benefit.

Business partnership opportunities are still available.  Contact Mary Cherveny at 847-501-2076 or mcherveny@nullwinpark.org.

Link to Online Donations (coming soon)

Link to PDF Donation Form

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Check out the Photos from Santa’s Visit & Candy Cane Lane Tree Decorating

Posted December 12, 2016

The Winnetka Park District hosted Santa’s Visit and Candy Cane Lane Tree Decorating on December 10, 2016 at Hubbard Woods Park.

Santa’s Visit Photos
Candy Cane Lane Tree Decorating Photos

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 . . .

View Our Latest Photos . . .

Posted October 31, 2016

Check out the latest photos from events and programs. View here . . .