Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

Yoga for Men starts Jan. 18

Lee Fantroy will lead a Yoga for Men program Thursdays, Jan. 18 through Feb. 23, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Irwin Community Center, 18120 Highland Ave., Homewood.

Fantroy received his yoga training at Reflections Yoga Studio and is anxious to share yoga techniques with others.

This program, run by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, is open to men 18 and older. Participants should bring water and a yoga mat if they have one. 

Park district gets excellent rating in annual audit

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District got the highest audit rating for its 2015-16 fiscal year that ended April 30, 2016.

Scott Termine, of BKD CPAs and Advisors, told park commissioners that at the completion of the audit, the park district was given a  “clean or unmodified opinion. It’s the best you can get under the circumstances” that now shows the full pension liability.

H-F Park District gets finalist ranking in national parks review

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District received recognition from the National Recreation and Park District Association (NRPDA) for its outstanding work. The National Gold Medal finalist honor was presented to H-F Park District at the NRPDA annual meeting in St. Louis on Oct. 5.

Community invited to learn about H-F Racquet & Fitness Club at Nov. 12 open house

On Saturday, Nov. 12, the community will have an opportunity to walk through the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club facilities and learn about its programs when the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District hosts an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the facility, 2920 W. 183rd St. in Homewood.

Ecological work at Coyote Run Golf Course wins award for H-F Park District

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will be honored Friday, Oct. 7, with the 2016 Sustainable Landscaping and Bio-solids Beneficial Re-use Award from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).

Dave Ward, superintendent of golf, will be accepting the award for work done at the park district’s Coyote Run Golf Course. The presentation will be made at the 2016 Sustainability Summit in Chicago hosted by MWRD.

Park District hosts celebration of Irwin Center 30th anniversary

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District hosted a birthday party Thursday, Sept. 15, to celebrate Marie Irwin Community Center's first 30 years. 

Guests were able to enter a raffle, partake in some birthday cake and learn about the history of the center. 

Golf and brews event canceled

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has canceled its Fore & Pour event set for Saturday, Sept. 10.

Although staff worked hard to put everything in place, the decision was made Tuesday to cancel.

“We just didn’t get the response we needed,” Debbie Kopas, parks executive director, told commissioners at the Committee of the Whole session Tuesday.

Improvements at racquet club will keep building cool and dry

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is making certain the H-F Racquet  & Fitness Club will be cool and dry for guests.

Park commissioners approved two contracts for major improvements at the 44-year-old racquet club, 2920 W. 183rd St. in Homewood, that will improve the heating and air conditioning system and the roof over the tennis courts.

H-F Park District loses nearly 15 percent of tax revenue over five years

A dramatic 43 percent decline in property assessments over the past five years has resulted in a nearly 15 percent drop in tax revenues for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

Park board commissioners say the red ink is startling, and they are grateful to staff for helping meet the challenges faced by losing more than  $2.3 million over that period. The past year, the district lost $828,000 from its tax levy.

Hobo Jungle a fun way to teach safety

They get an idea, measure the wood, pick up a hammer and start nailing.  It’s the annual summer tradition of Hobo Jungle. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers the program to teach safety to 7- to 13-year-olds when working with tools. The day starts with a safety demonstration on what to do/not to do, explained Alie Van Heel, camp supervisor.

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