Talent Wanted!

Posted February 18, 2017

Winnetka’s Got Talent is coming up on March 11. Currently we are looking for area talent for this year’s showcase. Learn more …

Spring Guide Has Arrived!

Posted January 31, 2017

The Winnetka Park District spring guide will be in residents’ mailboxes around 1/31-2/2. Additional copies are available at Winnetka Park District facilities.

View the online version . . .
(clickable for more information/registration)

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 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 . . .

Help Winnetka Golf Club celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2017

Posted November 28, 2016

100-year-logo-seal-final-01-01A North Shore Tradition since 1917, the Winnetka Golf Club’s rich history needs to be celebrated! Currently we are compiling a historical timeline of the WGC which will be used in a digital and permanent display at the WGC Clubhouse.

Please help us celebrate by sharing . . .

  • WGC Stories (oral and written accounts)
  • WGC Photos (we can scan originals if necessary)
  • WGC Memorabilia (donations or on-loan accepted)

Now through mid-January we are compiling all this information for our timeline and permanent display. If you have something you’d like to contribute (stories, photos, memorabilia) please contact Mary Cherveny at or (847) 501-2076.

Please share this information with others, especially those who are not currently residing in the Winnetka area.

Interested in receiving information throughout the 2017 about 100th Anniversary events and promotions? Join our celebration email list at

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.

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 . . .