Wilmette, IL

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Updated on:
Mon, 2014-12-22 13:51

President's Message

Fall 2014

         It seemed like summer was never going to arrive, yet here we are right in the middle of it all. The beaches at Gillson and Langdon Parks, along with the pools at Centennial Family Aquatic Center, opened on schedule and without a hitch. Summer campers were welcomed back by familiar counselors and an experienced staff of directors who make the coordination of more than 5,000 children in more than 50 camps look as easy as a day at the beach.

     The course at the Wilmette Golf Club reopened in July after being closed nearly a year for a major reconstruction and renovation project. Loyal club members, and enthusiastic golfers from the general public, who had been patiently waiting for the course to reopen were greeted with lots of improvements which include: 14 new greens, 10 new tees, 51 new sand traps, the expansion of three lakes, the grading of every fairway and seeding of more than 60 acres of land.

     Drawings of the Lakefront Master Plan made their debut during the Independence Day festivities in Gillson Park. Large scale renderings will soon be on display at the lakefront and smaller scale views will be on display in park district facilities. The process that brought us to the final stages of this plan was carefully measured over a period of time because the Board of Park Commissioners is committed to serving you through sound fiscal management that preserves our natural resources, protects the valuable assets of the facilities and provides excellent recreational opportunities. For more information please visit www.wilmettepark.org

     Enjoy these summer days because come August we’ve got a full agenda of activities for you and your family which you’ll find in this Fall Leisure Guide. For the first time ever we’re offering free one-time only samples of nearly 20 classes during the two weeks before fall registration. Try out some of our classes for size before committing to an entire session. Details can be found on the Park District’s website.

     As always, I encourage you to provide the Board with feedback on any concerns you might have. Please do not hesitate to contact me at jcrowley@wilpark.org.

James P. Crowley
Board of Park Commissioners  

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