April, 2016 Archives

This is the monthly news archive section. Posts are displayed by month and year.

2016 WPD Community Needs Assessment Survey Results

Posted April 29, 2016

Chris Tatham from the ETC Institute presented the findings from the 2016 Community Needs Assessment Survey at the April 28, 2016 Board Meeting. Learn more . . .

5 Skills Hockey Camp Registration Is Now Open

Posted April 18, 2016

Get your hockey season started early with this week long camp planned for August 8-12. Limited sports available.

We Do Birthday Parties!

Posted April 11, 2016

Looking for an active, fun filled, engaging birthday party? Our facility provides activity-focused party packages to introduce kids to the lifelong sport of tennis while celebrating their special day! On court activities include basic shot introduction and tennis related games that are sure to bring a smile to party-goers faces. Loaner rackets are available.

Please contact Alexander Shubny (847-501-6135) to schedule your party.


  • 1 hour of court time
  • 1 Tennis Instructor (for up to 8 participants)
  • Post party refreshment room (tennis shack or 2nd floor gallery)

Members: $100
Non-Members: $150
Each additional instructor: $50

Play More Tennis @ One Of Our Upcoming Special Events

Posted April 11, 2016

Check out the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center’s calendar of events for new opportunities to Play More Tennis.

Click here . . .

Make Plans For Summer Fun

Posted April 11, 2016

Resident registration for summer recreation programs is currently being accepted online, in-person or by mail. Non resident registration begins Monday, April 18.

More info. . .

Stay Informed During The 2017-2021 Strategic Plan Process

Posted April 11, 2016

Keep up-to-date on the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan by getting on the email list. This list will be used to send periodic email updates, including community input opportunities. Once the plan is completed we will continue to keep you informed about our progress with quarterly email updates.

Make Your Reservations Now For The Mother & Daughter Tea Party

Posted April 11, 2016

The annual Mother & Daughter Tea Party is planned for Sunday, May 1. Learn more . . .

2016 Man of the Year: Commissioner John Thomas

Posted April 11, 2016

The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce honored John Thomas as their 2016 Man of the Year at the 40th Annual Recognition Lunch, held April 6, at The Winnetka Community House.

Thomas and his wife, Ellen, have lived in Winnetka for over 40 years. He has added immeasurably to life in Winnetka through his work on public boards, non-profit boards, and aiding rehabilitation programs for those recovering from addiction.

John began his incredible tenure of public service chairing the 1999 Caucus Parks Committee and then the 2000 Winnetka Caucus Council. He then served on the Zoning Board of Appeals and is now doing his third stint on the Winnetka Planning Commission. He was a Winnetka Parks Commissioner in 2005-2009 and returned for a second term in 2011 and is now starting a third term from 2015-2019. John currently chairs their Parks and Beaches Committee and is their representative both to the Winnetka Planning Commission and to the Winnetka Caucus.

He also lives an active life of service outside of civic affairs. John was on the Board and the Executive Committee of the Northern Illinois Girl Scouts. He was President of United Way-Winnetka/Northfield and board member of United Way-North Shore. Currently, John is an active member of the Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club and their current president. John is also a long time board member of the Winnetka Youth Organization, serving from 1986 until 2005 and rejoining again in 2010. He has chaired the WYO Board several times along the way and his leadership has been instrumental in the organization’s growth in programs and services for local teens.

John is an incredible asset to our community and all the organizations, including the Winnetka Park District.

Learn How To Win A FREE Tennis Class

Posted April 09, 2016

Attend this Saturday’s Spring Tennis Play Day for your chance not only to win a free tennis class, but receive priority registration for summer tennis programs, camps and clinics. Learn more . . .

Community-Wide Beach Clean Up: Spare an Hour & BBQ is on Us!

Posted April 09, 2016

The Winnetka Park District’s Annual Community-Wide Beach Clean Up is this Saturday, May 14. Learn more . . .