Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

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. 

H-F Park District nominated for national honor

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has been selected a finalist for the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

Big machines will rule in Homewood on May 20-21

Big machines will be on display and in action May 20-21 at the annual Homewood Rail Fest, the Homewood Public Works Open House and the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's Touch a Truck event. The Homewood Science Center will host a PopUp Science event with activities that explore the physics of railroads and rollercoasters.

Volunteers spend time sprucing up parks

The 31st annual Park Pride event Saturday brought out volunteers who spent time in one of the many parks in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.
 
After a long winter, the parks need sprucing up. Teams spent time spreading mulch, pulling weeds, raking up twigs and leaves and doing other simple but time-consuming projects.

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