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Bring The Entire Gang To The Family Camp Out

Posted July 24, 2017

The Winnetka Park District’s Annual Camp Out at Tower Road Beach is this Saturday, July 29. There is still time to register. Learn more…

Lakefront Staff Conduct a Successful Mock Rescue

Posted July 18, 2017

On Tuesday, July 19, 2017 the Winnetka Park District Lakefront staff conducted a mock rescue scenario with the cooperation of the Winnetka Fire and Police Departments. In advance of this drill patrons were notified that Tower Road Beach water access would be unavailable between 2:50 – 3:45 pm, while the District’s other two swim beaches, Elder Lane and Maple Street Beaches remained opening for swimming.

All lifeguard and beach attendants not on active duty at the other two beaches attended this mandatory training. After reviewing procedures and expectations from the Winnetka Park District management, Police and Fire the staff conducted a simulated drowning rescue utilizing lifeguard staff.

This drill is a part of the on-going training staff are provided through the beach season.

Positive feedback was received for all those involved in today’s in-service training.

“I think the training was success. It is a very important part of keeping the community safe. Winnetka Park District does a great job coordinating it.” – Brian O’Connell – Winnetka Police Department

“I think it went incredibly well. They followed all the rules. Overall they did everything we expected of them.” – Chris Tillson, Winnetka Fire Department

“Watching the scenario it looked like the staff had effective communication. Overall the rescue went well. I appreciated the fire and police personnel being here.” – John Shea, Superintendent of Recreation.

“I thought the rescue was excellent and everything went very smoothly.” – Mac Parkinson, Lakefront Staff Member 

 

Non-Profit Groups… Be Involved in this Year’s Fall Fest!

Posted July 17, 2017

Fall Fest 2017
Community Row Booths

Saturday, September 16, 2017
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (event goes until 9 pm)
Little Duke Field (south of Winnetka Ice Arena)

As an area non-profit group, the Winnetka Park District invites you to be a part of the Annual Fall Fest event planned for Saturday, September 16.  The community row booth’s is a great place to share information about your organization.  Handouts, giveaways and just face time with community members helps provide brand awareness of your organizations, events and causes.

Activities at this year’s Fall Fest include: Inflatables, Touch-A-Truck, DJ, Bike Winnetka, Pumpkin Roll, Family Movie, Beer/Wine, Food and more.

To be a part of Community Row your organization agrees to the following in lieu of any financial contribution . . .

  1. Promote the event through your membership and information channels. (WPD will supply graphics and links).
  2. Provide an activity at your booth (suggest a fall-themed activity, face painting, balloon making, temporary tattoos, etc.)
  3. Provide your own 10 x 10 pop-up tent (WPD can rent on for you at a cost of $75 – we will provide one table and 2 chairs – no electricity will be available).
  4. Commit no later than August 16, 2017.
  5. Be available for set-up between 3:00 – 4:00 pm and ability to man your booth until 7 pm.

If you’d like to be a part of this year’s event. Please let Mary Cherveny know via email, mcherveny@nullwinpark.org no later than August 16, 2017.  Please provide the following information . . .

  1. Organization’s Name
  2. Contact (name, address, day of contact # and email address)
  3. Activity planned for your booth
  4. Bringing your own tent or if you want WPD to rental one for you ($75 cost).
  5. Share how you can help us promote this event

Your acceptance will not be guaranteed, unless all 5 points list above are covered in your return email.

As we get closer to the event we will provide you with additional materials, site map and final day of instructions. If you have further questions please contact Mary Cherveny at 847-501-2076 or at mcherveny@nullwinpark.org.

Mock Rescue Drill Scheduled for July 18

Posted July 13, 2017

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 the Lifeguard Staff will be conducting a mock water rescue as a part of their on-going training in cooperation with Winnetka emergency personnel.

Swimming at Tower Road Beach will be halted from 2:50 – 3:45 pm for this exercise. Beachgoers will be allowed to observe and remain on the beach. A recap of the training will be posted on our website after the event.

Maple Street Beach and Elder Lane Beach will remain open for swimming during this time period.

Thank you for your understanding.

Fourth of July Celebration: Parade, Events on the Green, Fourthfest & Fireworks Survey

Posted July 06, 2017

The Winnetka Park District takes great pride in all of our programs, facilities and special events. Please share your thoughts regarding the recent Fourth of July Celebration, including:

  • Parade
  • Events on the Green
  • Fourthfest
  • Fireworks

Your valuable input helps with the continued growth and success of this event.

2017 Fourth of July Survey

Join Us For Wednesdays in the Woods Summer Concerts

Posted June 12, 2017

Wednesdays in the Woods Summer Concerts begin June 14. For more info…

Join us for our Upcoming Centennial Events at WGC

Posted May 15, 2017

Learn more about the Centennial Celebrations planned throughout the summer at the Winnetka Golf Club.
Centennial Celebration Party (21 years and older): Saturday, July 22, 6:00 pm

More info…

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

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
  • Fourthfest/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

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 . . .

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 . . .