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This Wednesdays … Daytime Interactive Children’s Entertainment

Posted June 19, 2017

join us for an interactive children’s concert this Wednesday, June 21 at 10:45 am. Learn more…

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.

Par 3 Centennial Jr. Open – Sunday, June 11
Centennial Golf Outing & Celebration Party: Saturday, July 22

More info…

Start Training for the Almost 5K Firecracker Run

Posted May 01, 2017

The Winnetka Park District’s recreation department is bringing back the Firecracker Run on Saturday, July 1 so start your training. Learn more…

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 . . .

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 . . .

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.