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The winter brochure is here!

Posted November 17, 2017

Check out the Winnetka Park District winter brochure to view our upcoming holiday events, winter break camps, programs, and more!

And be sure the save the date for our spring brochure coming in January which will include more information on our summer camps! We offer a wide array of summer camp programs for youth and teens, with flexible full-day or half-day options.

  • Variety and adventure camps
  • Lakefront camps (sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and swimming)
  • Athletic and sports camps (baseball, football, field hockey, golf, tennis, hockey, ice skating and more!)

Robert E. Burke Memorial Park Rededication

Posted November 09, 2017

Join the Winnetka Park District and Winnetka Police Department on Saturday November 11 as we rededicate the Robert E. Burke Memorial Park.

In 1957, Robert Burke, a Winnetka police officer, was killed in the line of duty. In 1997, the Robert E. Burke Memorial Park was dedicated to and named in honor of the officer. After 20 years of wear and tear, the original park sign had deteriorated and was in need of replacement. A local high school student requested permission to refurbish the sign for his Eagle Scout project, and it is now complete.

On Saturday, November 11 at 11am, a short ceremony will be held at Robert E. Burke Memorial Park to rededicate the park and remember the officer for his contributions to the community.

Santa’s coming to Hubbard Woods!

Posted November 06, 2017

Santa's Visit

Join the Winnetka Park District as we welcome Santa Claus to Hubbard Woods Park!

Why fight for a mall parking spot when Santa will be just down the street? Warm up with some hot chocolate while your child visits with Santa and has their picture taken. Other fun activities include a trackless train ride, cookie decorating, and real reindeer. If your child has a letter for Santa, this is also the perfect opportunity for them to hand deliver it.

Registration for this event is not required – all you have to do is show up!

Fee: Free
Ages: All
Date: Saturday, December 9
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Hubbard Woods Park (939 Green Bay Road)

Fort Building at Lloyd Park – Free Event Open to All

Posted October 06, 2017

Fort Building

Join the Winnetka Park District and Tinkering School Chicago as we spend the long holiday weekend using simple and natural materials for fort building! Children’s imaginations will come to life as they harness their creativity while enjoying the outdoors and creating amazing forts.

So come out and forge lasting memories with your children and connect with nature during this social and collaborative project. All ages are welcome and participants can drop-in whenever they would like!

Dates: Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15
Times: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Admission: Free!
Ages: All

Jump into Fall with Winnetka Park District’s Annual Fall Fest

Posted August 30, 2017

Fall Fest

It’s that time of year again: Summer vacation is over and Fall is on it’s way. Pull out your flannels, comfy boots, snuggle scarves and welcome the Fall season with the Winnetka Park District at its annual Fall Fest!

This year’s Fall Fest will take place on Saturday, September 16th from 4:00 to 9:00pm at Duke Child’s Field (1321 Willow Road, Winnetka, IL).

“Fall Fest is one of our village’s largest events, bringing around a thousand people each year to celebrate this great community and welcome Fall amongst neighbors, friends, and family,” said John Shea, Superintendent of Recreation at Winnetka Park District. “Park District staff have been preparing for this year’s event for the past few months, and we are expecting it to be one of our biggest and best yet.”

What can you expect to see this year? Well, aside from the usual music, pumpkin roll races, balloon entertainment, and temporary tattoos, the Park District staff will also be hosting some friendly competitions and activities for tweens, teens, and adults. These include street hockey, a tennis knock-down challenge, golf target challenge with the infamous GolfZilla, and inflatable foot darts and apple spinning games.

“And of course, we’ll be bringing back one of the community’s favorites — Touch-a-Truck — where children can touch, honk and climb aboard a vast array of specialized vehicles, like zambonis, police cars, fire trucks, military vehicles, cement trucks, and village/park vehicles,” said Shea.

Businesses and nonprofits from the community will also be present at the event, and providing fun activities for the family, including sand art, painting and stamping with celery, face painting, and breakfast bag decorating and filling for donations to low-income families.

Food, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available for purchase throughout the event, and free Graeter’s ice cream will be offered to the first 200 children starting at 6:45pm.

The event will wrap up with the showing of the Trolls movie at dusk.

For more information on this event or a complete list of activities and times, visit winpark.org/event/fall-fest.

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…

Where’s the Next Party in Winnetka?

Posted July 10, 2017

We’ve had a great summer of fun so far.

1st – The Winnetka Music Festival
2nd – Fourth of July Celebration

What’s next? It’s the Centennial Celebration Evening Party at the Winnetka Golf Club. This July 22 event takes the place of the ever popular Winnetka Parks Foundation’s Party on the Pier.

Learn more…

Fourth of July Details…

Posted July 03, 2017

Looking for details for all the July 4th festivities? Click here…

Take Dad To The Beach Ballpark Brunch – A Day Earlier This Year!

Posted May 30, 2017

This year’s brunch will be celebrated on Saturday at a new location – Elder Lane Beach. Make it a whole weekend for dad, he deserves it. Learn more…

First Tennis Special Event of the Summer…Kids Night Out

Posted May 30, 2017

Have your kids join the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center staff on Thursday, June 22 for Kids night Out: Tennis, Pizza + Movie. No experience necessary and might just be a fun way to expose your child to tennis. Learn more…