Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

H-F Park District starts planning for Splash Pad replacement

Millennium Park’s Splash Pad, a bubbling water fountain designed for young children, will be replaced by spring 2018. The Splash Pad was installed in 2000 when the park opened and it has delighted children throughout the summer months. But age and harsh winter weather haven’t been kind to the water feature.

Explore the Pour 2 set for Jan. 13

Calling all beer lovers! Explore the Pour 2 is happening Friday, Jan. 13.

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s “Explore the Pour” of 2016 was so successful that the park district is ready for another great event at The Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake, Governors Highway at 183rd Street.

Park district plans overnight trip for seniors to Branson, Mo.

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is adding a May 22 through 26 trip to Branson, Mo., for persons 55 and older as part of its spring programming.

“We’ve had several seniors requesting to do overnight trips,” said Stephanie Simpson, superintendent of recreation.

The park district is working with a tour company on the arrangements that include the transportation, accommodations, show admissions and daily continental breakfast and dinner.

Change to help all enjoy open gym time

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is changing its Sunday open gym basketball policies to give all sports enthusiasts court time.

Open gym will now be from 2 to 4 p.m. for kids third through eighth grades. The high school and adult players will have open gym from 4 to 6 p.m.  Open gym is at the H-F Sports Complex, 18211 Aberdeen St., Homewood.

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. 

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