Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

Villagomez retiring from H-F parks after 26 years

The next time you sit under a tree at Ballantrae Park, swing a bat on an Apollo Park diamond or admire the landscaping around the Irwin Center, think of Adolfo Villagomez

Resident re-gifts her Blue Spruce to Irwin Park

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has accepted a Homewood resident's offer to donate a spruce tree to replace the Irwin Park tree that was blown over by high winds in March. The tree had been decorated for years during the winter holiday season and was cherished by many members of the community. 

H-F Park District’s new Clubhouse comes in under budget

It’s not every day that taxpayers hear of public works projects that come in under budget, but the final numbers for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s new Clubhouse building show a saving of approximately $111,000.

Tennis courts getting a makeover and a re-do

Midwestern weather has caused so much damage that the outdoor tennis courts at Orchard Park will be rebuilt, but the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board decided the courts at Apollo Park will be repurposed.

The park district has 32 outdoor courts, including those at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. At its meeting Tuesday, April 5, board members didn’t believe reducing that number by two would cause any hardship for tennis players.

Golfers force early start at Coyote Run

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Park district sets new rates for out-of-district participants

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has set new rates for non-residents who participate in park programs.

Fees have typically been 50 percent higher, but park board members agreed with parks Executive Director Debbie Kopas’ review and reduced most fees to 25 percent higher for non-residents.

Brent Bachus takes his seat on H-F park board

Flossmoor resident Brent Bachus was sworn in to office Feb. 16 filling a vacancy on the Homewood-Flossmoor Park Board. He will serve until the next municipal election in April 2017.

H-F Parks get excellent ratings in statewide assessment program

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District was honored on Jan. 30 for its outstanding programs and facilities at a statewide meeting of the Illinois Association of Park Districts and Illinois Park and Recreation Association.

Park Board agrees to add staff member to help with facilities

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, in an effort to keep ahead of facilities issues, agreed to hire a parks department building maintenance supervisor.

The park district faced numerous problems last year at its Splash Pad that required staff to be called out after hours to handle emergency needs. The park district’s facilities are aging, so problems do come up, said Doug Boehm, superintendent of parks and planning.

H-F Park District’s clubhouse rental rates going up

The numbers speak for themselves. Interest in The Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake has been phenomenal: It’s January and already 108 parties in 2016 are booked. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Board followed staff’s recommendation and agreed to raise the prime time rental prices for the facility on Feb. 1.

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