Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

Two teams advance to National Adaptive Tennis Tournament

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will have two teams competing in the United States Tennis Association’s National Adaptive Unified Doubles Tournament in Florida.

H-F Park District board will vote on 4.8 percent levy increase

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is proposing a 4.8 percent increase in the 2018 tax levy. The park board will adopt the levy at its Dec. 4 meeting. It expects to raise $5.44 million next year.

Park district looks for residents’ feedback, insights in 2019

What do the parks and park programs mean to you?
 
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will be asking those and other questions in 2019 through various surveys to be conducted by PROS Consulting, a firm that specializes in park district information. Commissioners approved a $31,455 contract with the firm at the Oct. 16 park board meeting.

Rafa Nadal class Oct. 16 for tennis junior players

The Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Center is hosting a clinic for junior players Oct. 16 presented by the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre. The clinic will give young players an opportunity to train under the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar method.
 

H-F Park District wins national gold medal

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District was awarded the 2018 Gold Medal for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management at the National Recreation and Park Association’s annual meeting Sept. 25.

“Your peers have recognized you to be the best at what you do and that’s very, very impressive,” said Steve Johnson, president of the parks’ board of commissioners, at its Oct. 2 meeting.

Queen of Hearts raffle invades the H-F community

The excitement of Queen of Hearts raffles that has spread through the Chicago area is now available in the Homewood-Flossmoor community. Will the winner be decided at the first drawing on Wednesday, Sept. 12? Organizers hope to keep the raffle going for the 120 days allowed by the license, but it is a game of chance so anyone could win at any time, said Terry Keigher, who is heading up the raffle committee.

Grants helping Irons Oaks maintain its oak population

The grove of stately oak trees at Irons Oaks will get special attention thanks to two grants awarded to the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

Third tree in place for Christmas celebration in Irwin Park

A Norway Spruce from Wisconsin is gracing Irwin Park. It’s the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s third attempt at replacing a 20-year old fir that was blown over in the windstorm in March 2016. 

Hobo Jungle, an H-F tradition, lets kids learn about tools, build summer structures

For decades, Hobo Jungle camp has been offered during the summer by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. And in all that time, it’s never lost its spirit of adventure and ingenuity. Hobo Jungle teaches its campers how to use basic carpentry tools while building themed, full-sized structures. 

Park district employee salaries increase in 2018-19 budget year

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District gave its employees an average 3.7 percent salary increase this year. All raises are merit based.
 
The last to receive a raise was Executive Director Debbie Kopas. The board unanimously approved a 4 percent raise for her at its July 17 meeting. She is the only employee the board actually hires. Kopas supervises all other employees.
 

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