Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

H-F Park District using grants to supplement costs

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s grant administrator has been having some success at finding money to help underwrite programs and park initiatives.
 
Janet Drew, a 17-year employee who works in the finance department, took on the grant administrator position in 2016. 
 

H-F Racquet Club adds space for ‘boot camp’ workouts

If the idea of fitness boot camp makes you wary, you’re not alone. But if it gets your pulse racing, the new facility at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet and Fitness Club might be the perfect spot.

New park district marquee sign coming to Dolphin Lake

A new color LED marquee will be installed on the corner of 183rd Street and Governors Highway due to the out-of-date technology of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s current sign.

The new sign will better advertise park programs, officials said at the July 18 park board meeting.

Hot dogs for a hot day

It didn't matter that Friday was a hot, lazy day in the middle of summer. It got better because it was the day to celebrate the 10th National Hot Dog Day. 

Irwin Center gets new meeting space

What was the Billiards Room at the Marie Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood, will soon be a conference room.

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is converting the little-used space. Phil Knowles, director at the Irwin Center, said after the pool tables were sold, the space got a deep cleaning.
 

Improvements included in park district’s budget

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners approved a $14.73 million budget that includes several big-ticket items.
 
The district will collect $13 million in revenues. To balance the budget, the district is relying on reserves. 
 
The budget shows $983,705 in capital, $1.6 million in principal and interest payments and $641,075 in depreciation expenses. 
 

Five free summer concerts at Irwin Park

Homewood and Flossmoor residents have five opportunities to enjoy free outdoor concerts in Irwin Park bandshell, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood.
 
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers three Starry Nights programs starting at 7:30 p.m.
 
Fortunate Sons will entertain June 22.  The tribute band to Creedence Clearwater Revival performs in costume with vintage gear and instruments.
 

Park board approves new membership plan at racquet club

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District voted to change Racquet & Fitness Club membership classifications.
 
At its May 16 meeting, the board agreed to drop the nonresident category. Eileen Rohrer, interim club director, told park commissioners the facility is, for the most part, self-sustaining because it has been drawing members from within and outside the H-F community.
 

‘Touch a Truck’ lets kids have a look

Most kids see trucks drive by, but the “Touch a Truck” program let them get inside and pretend to drive the monsters of the roadway.

Bob Haderlein thanked for 12 years on H-F park board

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park Board honored outgoing board president Bob Haderlein for his 12 years of service. Newly elected board member Christina Farley Jackson took the oath of office for a six-year term at the May 16 board meeting and will fill Haderlein’s seat. 

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