Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

Park district adjusting budget to fund new Splash Pad

Millennium Park will get a new Splash Pad in the spring, but it will cost more than what was budgeted. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is expected to approve a budget amendment at its Dec. 19 board meeting for another $100,000 to be added to the $200,000 already allocated for the project. 

Grab your mittens and head to Saturday’s Winterfest

Flossmoor Winterfest guests will step into a storybook this year as they join their neighbors Saturday for the annual downtown holiday celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. The children’s wintertime book “The Mitten” by Jan Brett is the theme for this year’s celebration.

H-F Park District proposes $4.9 million levy

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is proposing a 2017 tax levy of $4,970,440.
 
The board of commissioners will approve the levy at its 7 p.m. Dec. 5 meeting. The public is invited to offer comment. The meeting is at park district offices at 3301 Flossmoor Road in Flossmoor.
 
If the levy is approved by the Cook County Clerk’s Office at the proposed rate, the district will receive an additional $192,960 over the previous year’s taxes.
 

Steve Ojode named park district treasurer

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has named Steve Ojode its new treasurer. The Flossmoor resident was appointed to the voluntary position at the Oct. 17 board meeting.

Park district Halloween parties Tuesday

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is hosting Halloween parties for kids 13 and under on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
 
The program from 5:30 to 6 p.m. is specially designed as “quiet time” for children with disabilities and their families, including those on the autism spectrum or children with sensory processing disorder. Children will be able to enjoy the Halloween event without the distractions of loud noises, flashing lights and crowded areas.
 

H-F Park District recognized with national award

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District was named one of the four top park districts in the country by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

H-F Park District’s Racquet Club open house is Nov. 11

Staff at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Racquet & Fitness Club will welcome the community to its open house from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.
 
There is no set program. The community is welcome to watch or join in activities, including small group training demonstrations, a group fitness class, the Pilates studio or tennis courts, or take a swim.
 

Program on improving mobility Oct. 27 at racquet club

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District presents a discussion and demonstration on “How to Improve Mobility” at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, as part of its Coffee and Curiosity program.
 
Sessions meet at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, 2920 W. 183rd St., Homewood.
 
Personal trainer Christina Alcasid will offer information and give a demonstration on incorporating a stretching program as part of a daily routine that helps maintain mobility. 
 

International tennis player is new racquet sports manager at H-F Racquet Club

Umang Chadda, a top-ranked tennis player and world-class coach, will serve as the new racquet sports manager for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Racquet & Fitness Club.

Ice arena’s upcoming fixes on park district’s agenda

What do you do with a 41-year-old facility that needs updating?
 
That was the question before commissioners of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District at the Sept. 5 Committee of the Whole meeting. This was the first of what will be ongoing discussions on the upkeep of the H-F Ice Arena built in 1976.
 

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