This summer Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is offering two different camps to the community: Camp 2020 and Virtually the Best Camp Ever.
These camps, for children entering first through sixth grades, will look very different from last year. Park staff have put in place guidelines and restrictions to ensure the safety and health of campers and staff members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both camps are offered in weekly sessions.
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District officials are struggling with how best to pay the increases in the state’s minimum wage as they plan for the coming year’s budget.
The next fiscal year starts May 1. The board of commissioners expects to collect $14 million in revenue. So far, it shows expenses of $14.3 million, and administrators will be working to eliminate that $300,000 deficit by the time the budget is adopted, said Debbie Kopas, parks executive director.
Park lovers fanned out across the community on Saturday for the Park Pride event, to help spruce up Homewood-Flossmoor parks in preparation for the busy summer season.
Individuals, businesses and organizations helped spread mulch, plant flowers, weed beds, pick up litter and generally get the parks ready for action.
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District supported the effort by providing mulch, tools and direction for the volunteers.
The effort wrapped up about 11 a.m., when the park district provided a lunch at Irwin Center to thank the volunteers.
Homewood-Flossmoor area residents who enjoy H-F parks all spring, summer and fall also help get them ready to go for the season during the annual Park Pride cleanup event.