News Archives

The spring program brochure is here!

Posted January 29, 2018

Check out the Winnetka Park District spring brochure to see what programs and events are coming up in the spring and summer.

Please Complete Future Ready D36 Survey

Posted January 17, 2018

District 36 is in the midst of Future Ready D36, its first Educational Master Facility Plan in over 20 years. Please share your input on Future Ready D36 by completing this brief survey. 

The survey is open NOW through January 25, 2018 and may also be accessed via www.winnetka36.orgFeedback from the Winnetka community will help the District prioritize its values as the Core Team and DLR Group (the District’s educational architectural firm) develops initial Future Ready D36 concepts for community review in March 2018.

2018 Proposed Budget is on Display

Posted January 15, 2018

The Winnetka Park District 2018 proposed budget is on display through February 22, 2018. There will be a public hearing, followed by park board adoption of the 2018 budget and appropriation ordinance as a part of the February 22, 2018 board meeting.

2018 Proposed Budget

Park District Holiday Hours

Posted December 12, 2017

The Winnetka Park District’s holiday hours are listed below. We hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday season!

Winnetka Park District Administrative Office

540 Hibbard Road Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 501-2040
Fax: (847) 501-5779

Regular Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Holiday Office Hours

  • December 22-25: Closed
  • December 29-January 1: Closed

Winnetka Golf Club

1300 Oak Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 501-2050
Fax: (847) 501-2078

Regular Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Holiday Hours

  • December 23-January 3: Closed

A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center

530 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 501-2065
Fax: (847) 501-3057

Regular Hours

Monday-Thursday: 6:30am – 10:00pm
Friday-Sunday: 6:30am – 7:00pm

Holiday Hours

  • December 24: 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • December 25: Closed
  • December 31: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • January 1: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Winnetka Park District Receives Financial Reporting Award

Posted November 27, 2017

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has recently been awarded to the Winnetka Park District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2016.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a governmental and its management.

The Winnetka Park District business department was instrumental in securing this level of recognition for the District. Official recognition was formally recognized at the December 7, 2017 Park Board Committee Meeting.

2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

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)

View the Crow Island Woods Stewardship Plan Interactive Map

Posted October 13, 2017

The Crow Island Woods Stewardship Plan was developed in 2011 to address environmental issues for a sustainable ecosystem. Since this time, the District has also had to account for storm damage and emerald ash. Learn more…

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