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Park Board To Review Dwyer Park Conceptual Plans

Posted July 13, 2016

The Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners will review and approve the conceptual plans and preliminary costs at the July 28 Board Meeting. Learn more . . .

Dwyer Park Community Engagement Continues

Posted June 23, 2016

The Winnetka Park District continues to provide community input during the planning stages of the Dwyer Park playground renovation and overall site design. As a part of the planning timeline, the Winnetka Park District conducted our first set of community meetings on May 21 and May 25 and our second set on June 16 and June 18. The purpose of those meetings was to communicate the planning process and begin to gain the thoughts of the neighborhood residents related to this project.

The third set of meetings will be held:

  • Thursday, July 7, 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 9, 9:00 am

Both meetings will be held on-site at Dwyer Park, 856 Elm Street. The agenda for each meeting is identical. That way if one cannot attend the first meeting, interested residents will have an opportunity to participate in the second meeting. Final conceptual site plans will be presented at these meeting, prior to sharing with the Park Board for final approval. The Park Board will review the final concept drawings at the committee level on Thursday, July 14 and by the entire Park Board on Thursday, July 28.

If you will be unable to attend, but wish to express your opinions regarding Dwyer Park playground renovations and overall site design, please contact Costa Kutulas at (847) 501-2052 or email him at ckutulas@nullwinpark.org.

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Dwyer Park “Tween” Focus Group Meeting Planned For July 25

Posted June 22, 2016

The Winnetka Park District is looking to get a little more community feedback for Dwyer Park, but this time we want to talk with your “Tweens” (children 10-13).  As part of the community engagement process it was brought to our attention that the current park design is missing the mark for the “Tweens”. We’ve gone ahead and put some ideas together and would like to see if we are on the right track.

We’re going to be hosting a focus group to get feedback from the “Tweens” on Monday July 25 at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center Lounge, 530 Hibbard Road at 5:00 pm. We’ll be going through layouts and concepts to see what your “Tweens” think.  Please come with thoughts and ideas of playgrounds you like as well as the fun activities you do in the parks.

If you’re unable to join us please fill out the survey below so we can get your ideas. The survey will be available until Tuesday July 26 at noon.  The results will help us narrow down to a few playground design concepts that will allow the Winnetka Park District Board to make an informed decision.

Get Your Beach Passes – Beaches Are Now Open!

Posted May 23, 2016

The Winnetka Park District Beaches opened June 4 for the 2016 season. Get your beach pass now and avoid the lines. More info . . .

Applications for the Fourth of July Parade Are Due June 23

Posted May 20, 2016

Parade entries for the Annual Fourth of July Parade are due Thursday, June 23.

Application . . .

Vice President Ian Larkin Presented “State of the Park District” at Town Hall Meeting

Posted May 19, 2016

Vice President Ian Larkin presented the “State of the Park District” at the Annual Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Caucus on Wednesday, May 18.

Copy of Handout . . .

Dwyer Park Community Meetings: May 21 & 25

Posted May 07, 2016

The Winnetka Park District is in the planning stages for playground renovations and site design at Dwyer Park. Learn more . . .

Join Us At The Hubbard Woods Park Rededication: June 15

Posted May 06, 2016

Join us for the rededication of Hubbard Woods Park on June 15. Learn more . .  .

Dwyer Park Playground Renovation & Site Plan Community Meeting #2

Posted May 03, 2016

The Dwyer Park playground is up for renovation and overall site design. As a part of the planning timeline, the Winnetka Park District initiated the project with the first set of community meetings in May.

The next set of meetings will be held Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, June 18 at 9:00 am at the WPD Community Room, 540 Hibbard Road.  The agenda for each meeting is identical. That way if one cannot attend the first meeting, interested residents will have an opportunity to participate in the second meeting. Concept plans will be included in this meeting.

Community members unable to attend any meetings, but wish to express your opinions regarding Dwyer Park playground renovations and overall site design, please contact Costa Kutulas at (847) 501-2052 or email him at ckutulas@nullwinpark.org.

Learn more . . .

Hubbard Woods Splash Pad Is Open

Posted April 30, 2016

Cool off this summer at the new FREE Splash Pad Sprayground located in the southeast corner of the Hubbard Woods Park. All the spray features are self-activated during hours of operation, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm daily. Adjacent to the splash pad is a playground for hours of fun and enjoyment.