Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

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.

Designs lay out wetlands, native prairie at Irons Oaks

A stagnant pond at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center will one day be a wetland space surrounded by a host of plants that will help restore the surroundings to a beautiful space. Cheryl Vargo, manager of Irons Oaks, said Upland Design of Plainfield has laid out plans for the restoration. The plan was paid for with a grant from ComEd and Openlands.

Beer tasting party at Coyote Run planned for Sept. 10

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is putting a new twist on the game of golf with its “Fore & Pour” event Sept. 10.

Fees increase, lease agreement adjusted for The Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake

The view from Dolphin Lake Clubhouse. 
(October 2015 Chronicle file photo)

94-year-old line dancer not letting age stand in her way

Homewood resident Dorothy Roberson has been participating in the line dancing classes at the Marie Irwin Community Center for nearly six years. ​Line dance instructor Ginny Coppess said Roberson "inspires everyone.”

Repairs underway at Lions Pool after crack discovered

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is in the midst of making major repairs at Lions Pool after a crack was discovered in the pool flooring Monday. Officials hope to have the pool re-opened this weekend.

New park budget makes room for Lions pool improvements

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board members Tuesday approved a $16 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year and honored long-time board member Sue Bertram for her service.

H-F Park District is finalist for National Gold Medal Award

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is a finalist for the 2016 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Gold Medal Awards will be presented this fall by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Help spruce up H-F parks on Park Pride Day May 7

If you can spare an hour or two come out May 7 to help get the parks in Homewood and Flossmoor in shape through the Park Pride Day program.

H-F Park District considering new Lions Pool filtration system

Repairs to Lions Pool in the coming year are likely to cost between $160,000 and $210,000. Superintendent of Parks Doug Boehm Tuesday told board members that the current filtration system, first installed in 1983, is “shot” and needs to be replaced.

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