Irwin Park

Third tree in place for Christmas celebration in Irwin Park

A Norway Spruce from Wisconsin is gracing Irwin Park. It’s the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s third attempt at replacing a 20-year old fir that was blown over in the windstorm in March 2016. 

Park officials hope third time’s the charm for Irwin Park tree

The tree in Irwin Park, which residents affectionately call the Christmas tree, needs to be replaced  again. The tree lost its leaves in recent weeks. It is the second replacement tree that failed to thrive following the loss of a 60-foot tree that was toppled by high winds in March 2016.

Artist returns after nearly three decades to make repairs to Irwin Park’s sculpture

The loving hands of artist Margot McMahon helped restore the Irwin Park sculpture on Wednesday, Oct. 25. McMahon created the sculpture nearly three decades ago.

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.

Irwin Park will get a new Christmas tree

The holiday tree at Irwin Park was beautiful for ceremonies in December, but it didn’t survive through the winter.
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park Board got the bad news at its Tuesday, May 2, meeting. 

Blue spruce nicely fills the void at Irwin Park

In about two hours time, Homewood got a new “Christmas tree” at Irwin Park thanks to the generosity of resident Carol Loreth.

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. 

Southland Chamber plans beer party at Irwin Park

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District gave approval to a special permit that will allow the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce to host Hops in Homewood in Irwin Park on July 30.

At its March 15 meeting, the board agreed to the one-time liquor license as long as the event is cordoned off from the park’s playground area, which will remain open.

High winds topple Homewood’s ‘Christmas tree’

Irwin Park’s Colorado spruce near the intersection of Ridge Road and Gottschalk became the victim of extremely high winds on Wednesday.

Irwin fountain damaged by waders

The fountain on the northwest corner of Irwin Park may look inviting on a hot summer day, but residents should resist the tempation, according to Homewood-Flossmoor Park District officials. The fountain had to be repaired this week after apparently being damaged by waders. [Updated with information about swimming/wading opportunities in Homewood.]


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