Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

Park district targets July 1 for Splash Pad opening

Millennium Park’s Splash Pad is almost ready. July 1 is the target date for turning on the bubbling water fountain designed for young children. 

Starry Nights series opens Thursday

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District opens the 2018 Starry Nights series with a 7:30 p.m. presentation by the band “1976.”
 
The band’s free concert at the Irwin Park Bandshell, Ridge Road at Highland Avenue, will feature the hits from the 1970s, including songs made famous by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the Steve Miller Band, The Eagles and more.
 

Wiley the border collie goes into retirement at Coyote Run

Coyote Run Golf Course is giving Wiley the border collie, its longtime mascot, a break after more than 13 years on the job. The official golf course dog responsibilities now fall to Beatrix, a six-month old rescue dog believed to be a Treeing Tennessee Brindle.

Joy Goff shared her love of exercise for 35 years at H-F Racquet & Fitness Club

Instructor Joy Goff has been on the move sharing her enthusiasm for stepping, swimming and stretching for 35 years with guests at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Racquet & Fitness Club. Dozens of her students came to wish her well at a farewell party May 23

Lions Pool opens Saturday

With bright sunshine and temperatures in the vicinity of 90 degrees, Saturday was a perfect day to open Lions Pool in Homewood for the season. 

That was the conclusion of Sonya Harrington of South Holland. She, her husband, Rodney, and three children, Amani, Amirah and Sylvester, were preparing to jump into the pool early in the afternoon. She said they use the pool every summer.

"We couldn't wait to get back in here," she said. "It's perfect."

The pool was open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday for season pass holders only. 

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.

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