Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

Park board adopts $13.25 million budget for 2018-19

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board of commissioners adopted the 2018-19 budget at its meeting Tuesday, May 15.
 
The district shows revenue at $13,251,638 marking an increase of $214,029 or 1.6 percent over the previous year. In the corporate fund, the district’s main operating fund, property tax revenues make up nearly 96 percent of total revenues, according to the park district’s budget statement. 
 

Park officials hope third time’s the charm for Irwin Park tree

The tree in Irwin Park, which residents affectionately call the Christmas tree, needs to be replaced  again. The tree lost its leaves in recent weeks. It is the second replacement tree that failed to thrive following the loss of a 60-foot tree that was toppled by high winds in March 2016.

H-F Park District is national award for excellence finalist

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is a finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
 
Park officials learned of the selection May 10. The selection was made by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. 
 

Volunteers pitch in to get H-F parks ready for summer

After a long, long winter, the parks in Homewood and Flossmoor got their annual spring cleaning on Saturday, May 5. 

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Recreation Supervisor Joe Deciccio said more than 400 volunteers descended upon 30 parks and got them ready for the summer season. 

"We wouldn't be able to do it without the volunteers," he said. 

Racquet club starts virtual fitness classes

First-time-ever virtual fitness classes at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Club offer opportunities whether you’re an early riser, have free time in the afternoon or want to fill an open evening on your calendar.

H-F Parks hosting 5K on July 4th, dropping others

Only one timed 5K race will be sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District this year.
 
After reviewing the declining participation numbers, the board agreed to continue sponsoring the 4th of July Run for Freedom race that is part of Homewood’s annual 4th of July celebration. This is a sanctioned, timed race.
 

H-F Park District commissioners applaud parks improvements

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners offered their thanks for the outstanding work of staff who made improvements to parks, park programs and park facilities.
 
At its meeting Tuesday, April 3, commissioners reviewed achievements set out in the 2017-18 core values and goals. All were impressed with how the administration and staff carried out the goals.
 

Three generations enjoying racquetball tradition

Racquetball is a family tradition for Bob Adams of Homewood. Today three generations play the game, and Bob and his sons meet each week for a friendly game or two at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's H-F Racquet & Fitness Center.

Work set to begin on Millennium Park’s Splash Pad

Young children will get to enjoy a 2018 model of the Splash Pad this summer. Construction on the new amusement is expected to begin in early April and be open to the community on Memorial Day weekend.

Park district budget shows future improvements

New carts for Coyote Run Golf Course, work to make the Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center accessible to people with disabilities and roof repairs at the H-F Ice Arena are included in the 2018-19 budget proposed by directors at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

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