News

New Tower Road Beach House Enhancements

Posted May 07, 2018

The Winnetka Park District is making a few enhancements to the Tower Road Beach House which will have a positive impact for our residents and patrons this upcoming beach season and beyond. The most impactful change will be the reconversion of the restrooms to allow access beyond staffed hours of operation. This will be accomplished through a timed lock entrance to the restrooms, while eliminating access to other areas of the facility. “Our official start of the swim beach season is early June, but we recognize that as the weather improves we have more visitors to the lakefront”, said John Shea, Superintendent of Recreation. “This change allows us to be more accommodating without extending the length of our season and daily hours of supervised operations.”

These enhancements will improve the existing function of the facility including, expanded staff visibility, improved access to the restrooms, and a new water chiller. A majority of the project, including restroom access, is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.

Photo: Rendering of Tower Road Beach House after renovations.

This project is part of the Winnetka Waterfront 2030 Plan – a community vision for the Winnetka Lakefront.

 

 

Paving/Tree Work: Green Bay Trail, Elder Lane Park & Lloyd Park

Posted April 27, 2018

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve access and use of our community’s park sites, the Winnetka Park District will be conducting paving and/or tree work at Green Bay Trail, Elder Lane Park, and Lloyd Park over the next two weeks. During this time, these sites will have limited access or be closed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our superintendent of parks, Costa Kutulas, at (847) 501-2052.

Please note that the listed dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Green Bay Trail Paving (southern third of the trail)

Work will be ongoing May 2-3. The southern third of the trail will be closed during this period.

Elder Lane Park Paving

Work will be conducted May 4. Elder Lane Park will be closed during this period.

Lloyd Park Tree Work 

Work will be ongoing May 2-3. During this time access to the park will be limited.

Lloyd Park Paving

Work will be ongoing May 4-8. During this the park will be closed.

Tower Road Beach Access Road Re-Paving Tentatively Starting April 19

Posted April 16, 2018

As part of the Village’s annual road rehabilitation program, A Lamp Concrete Contractors will be milling and re-paving the driveway that provides access to the Water Plant, Electric Plant, Tower Road Beach and the pier. The work is expected to take approximately three days to complete. Milling of the deteriorated asphalt service is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 19th. Paving work is scheduled to follow during the week of April 23rd.

During the construction work, access to Tower Road Beach will be limited to the pedestrian walkway in Tower Road Park. The Village appreciates and thanks you for your cooperation and patience during the completion of the planned improvement. If you have any questions, please contact the contact the Water & Electric Department at (847) 716-3558.

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
Online: winpark.org
Email: wpdinfo@nullwinpark.org

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
Online: winnetkagolfclub.org
Email: mjohnson@nullwinpark.org

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.