The Winnetka Park District is one of five units of local government in Winnetka.

Our properties cover nearly five square miles and include 26 parks, five beaches, a boat launch, two golf courses, a tennis center, an ice arena, platform tennis courts, and athletic fields.

We provide a full range of year-round recreation programs, including athletics, fitness programs, education programs, summer camps, and special events.

Our mission is to provide a balance of quality recreation and leisure opportunities while protecting assets, natural resources, and open space to benefit present and future generations.
We help build an active, vibrant community identity and a sustainable environment by promoting healthy lifestyles for residents of all ages and abilities through quality recreation services, parks, facilities, programs, and partnerships that meet the highest standards of excellence.

In 1903, the Winnetka Park District was established as a local unit of government, becoming one of the first park districts created in Illinois.

The first board of commissioners was made up of five members who governed the Park District and completed most of the day-to-day work necessary to operate it.

Driven by the mission to protect assets, natural resources, and open space for the benefit of present and future generations, the Park District focused much of its early efforts on acquiring land.

Today, the Winnetka Park District serves more than 14,500 residents in Winnetka and portions of Northfield, Glencoe, and unincorporated areas.

Our Team

Year-round, our team works hard to plan programs and events at our parks and facilities that complement the new seasons, celebrate each holiday, and deliver endless amounts of recreational opportunities for all ages. We strive to create experiences for residents that bring friends, neighbors, and families closer together, deepening the sense of community we all share.

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