H-F Park District

Park district adjusts numbers to meet EAV drop

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners are adjusting levy numbers after learning the equalized assessed valuation (EAV) of property in the district dropped by about 3 percent. The EAV had been on the upswing, although it has never regained the high property values before the 2009 recession, according to Sharon Dangles, superintendent of finance and administration.

Great day for a hot dog!

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District cooked more than 850 hot dogs for its 12th National Hot Dog Day picnic Tuesday, July 23, in Irwin Park in Homewood.

Volunteers put parks in good shape for summer

Park lovers fanned out across the community on Saturday for the Park Pride event, to help spruce up Homewood-Flossmoor parks in preparation for the busy summer season.

Individuals, businesses and organizations helped spread mulch, plant flowers, weed beds, pick up litter and generally get the parks ready for action.

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District supported the effort by providing mulch, tools and direction for the volunteers. 

The effort wrapped up about 11 a.m., when the park district provided a lunch at Irwin Center to thank the volunteers.

Park patrons to pitch in May 4 for annual Park Pride cleanup

Families work together to plant colorful flowers in a bed at Heritage Park in Homewood during the 2018 Park Pride event. (Chronicle file photo)Homewood-Flossmoor area residents who enjoy H-F parks all spring, summer and fall also help get them ready to go for the season during the annual Park Pride cleanup event. 

Surveys helping H-F Park District set future course

Residents are offering their opinions on park services in a survey sent out for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. Households were randomly selected to receive the survey. Thus far, about 200 persons have returned the survey developed by PROS Consulting, a firm that specializes in park district information.  

Job switch moves Joe DeCicco to H-F Racquet & Fitness Club

Joe DeCicco, a six-year Homewood-Flossmoor Park District employee, has switched departments, taking on the assistant manager’s position at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club. DeCicco is working alongside manager Eileen Rohrer.

Survey lists nearly 2,000 trees in H-F parks

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District inventoried 1,893 trees in 2018 when it undertook a study of the tree population at 31 of its parks and properties. Parks employees Mauricio Morales and Gabe Gacsko walked the parks and measured every tree in the district, except Irons Oaks, Coyote Run and the parks department office site, to complete an accurate inventory, according to Doug Boehm, superintendent of parks and planning.

H-F parks election sees Johnson re-elected, Ojode wins open seat

Two seats on the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Board of Commissioners were open in the April 2019 election. Voters chose board president Steve Johnson to remain on the board, and also selected newcomer Linda Ojode. Ojode will fill the seat vacated by outgoing commissioner Christina Jackson, who did not run for reelection. Ojode beat out Brit Volini, who lost her second bid for a park district seat, by 2,308 votes to 2,083 votes.


Lion’s Club Pool passes on sale now

Thinking about summer right now? Get a jump on the season and you could save money on a pool pass for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Lion’s Club Pool in Homewood.

Sweet tradition returns to Homewood

Photos by Eric Crump

A large crowd gathered at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium Saturday, Feb. 16, ready for a sweet experience. And that’s exactly what they got at a fun annual event centered on chocolate — the Homewood Chocolate Fest.


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