Wilmette, IL

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Mon, 2015-08-03 15:51

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There's always something going on at the Wilmette Park District and we're committeed to keeping you up-to-date on the latest programs, special events, registration deadlines and other issues that might have an impact on your recreational activities. Check our Calendar to find out what's going on in the parks and at our facilities. If you have questions or comments please send us a message.


New Location for Daddy and Daughter Dance

     The location of the Wilmette Park District’s annual Daddy and Daughter Dance, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 20, has been changed to the Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette, due to a fire that destroyed the Woman’s Club of Wilmette on Feb. 17 The event will begin as planned at 6:30 p.m.
     Steve Wilson, executive director of the Wilmette Park District, expressed gratitude to the management of the Michigan Shores Club for its generous offer to help out on such short notice.
     “We have over 200 dads and their daughters planning to attend this annual event. We are grateful we do not have to cancel or postpone their special night out,” Wilson said. “But we also feel terrible about the fire at the Woman’s Club. They have helped us host several of these dances, and other Park District events, in the past.  We are going to miss working with them this year.”
     Sue Averill, a member of the Michigan Shores Club board said, “The Michigan Shores Club, in the spirit of community cooperation, is happy to make our club available for the Wilmette Park District’s annual Daddy and Daughter Dance.” She added, “Over the years the Park District has been a generous partner with us and our general manager, Steve DeRose was happy to reciprocate in their time of need.”


Cross Country Ski Trail Debuts at Wilmette Golf Club

     Bring on the snow! On Feb. 3, 2015, the Wilmette Park District opened a groomed cross country ski trail at the Wilmette Golf Club. The 5K trail, a first for the Park District, loops through the 106 acre golf course, located at 3900 Fairway Drive in Wilmette.
     The trail begins at the golf starter’s hut at the 1st tee. Cross country skiers are asked to stay on the groomed trails which have been designed to protect the golf course. The trail is free and opened to the general public during daylight hours. Parking is available in the golf course lot.
     At this time the Park District is not offering cross country ski lessons or ski rentals.


7th consecutive year
District Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

     For the seventh consecutive year, the Wilmette Park District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report. 
     The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
     The Finance Department of the Wilmette Park District, was honored by the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement as the department primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning comprehensive annual financial report for the year ended December 31, 2013.
     The comprehensive annual financial report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the comprehensive annual financial report.
     The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with officers in Chicago, IL and Washington D.C.

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