Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 9:30am - 2:30pm
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:15am - 12:45pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Prospect Park Public Meeting

Join us Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00pm at the Paula Hassell O'Connor Community Building at Prospect Park for a public meeting. Hear updates about Prospect Park including the status of the Athletic Field and new amenities to be added in 2017 such as a Picnic Shelter and additional playground features.  Plus, give your input to what you would like to see added in the playground area. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, please contact Superintendent of Buildings and Groundstwolf [at] prparks [dot] org (subject: Prospect%20Park%20Public%20Meeting%20on%20March%201) ( Terry Wolf) at 847-692-3516.

Maine Park Renovation Update

STARTING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13

We are so excited to begin renovations to the Maine Park Leisure Center! While we are eager to see the results, we know the process will be challenging for all involved. Many areas of the building will be closed at different times of the project, and often the areas closed will change overnight. We thank you for your patience and understanding while we all work through this together, and we promise to keep you updated as well as we can along the way.

We anticipate to receive permits from the City soon, which will allow us to begin phase one of the renovation project as early as Tuesday, February 14. The first steps in this project are demolition and asbestos abatement of the mastic (adhesive resin) located under carpeting in the building and the insulation located in the crawlspaces. 

Hinkley Park Restrooms Update

2/3/2017 Update - At the February 2 Board meeting, the Board of Commissioners voted in favor of staff moving forward to renovate the existing restroom building located at Hinkley Park. The next steps in this process requires the District to get approval from the City of Park Ridge’s Appearance Commission (if needed) and Plan Commission, then construction documents are prepared and sent out to bid. The Board also requested the bid include an alternate for a small concession stand added to the existing building that would sell packaged goods, as well as an alternate option for a stand-alone pavilion shelter (location within the park still to be determined). FGM architects provided budget estimates for the restroom renovation at $175,000; a concession stand option at $63,000; and a pavilion shelter at $158,000.  Actual costs cannot be determined until the project bids are received.

Skating

Ice Skating Update - Please follow the flag system we have in place. Only skate when the green flag is present. When the red flag is flying, please stay off the ice. Read about the flag system and warming shelter hours at http://www.prparks.org/facilities/winter-facilities. Have fun!

#WhatsYourGoal

We know that the Centennial Activity Center is home to some of the most active seniors in the Chicagoland area.  Thank you to the Chicago Blackhawks organization for recognizing this too! We are so proud to have the Hawks come to the Park Ridge Park District!

Reforestation

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has had a devastating effect on both the Park Ridge community and the Park District. Ash trees are plentiful in our area, and unfortunately, many have been infected with this disease. The Park Ridge Park District has developed a reforestation plan to identify infected trees targeted for removal and determine recommendations for future tree plantings. Read more about the trees currently being removed, and the new trees that will be planted this fall with the monies raised by the Park Ridge Friends of the Parks 100 Trees for 100 Years program.

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything?

Continued funding to replace trees lost to disease throughout the Park Ridge parks remains, and as a result, the Park Ridge Friends of the Parks accepts ongoing donations for this cause through the Trees Forever program. Contributions are tax-deductible according to IRS laws. Donate online using the following links, or by mail.  Donations in honor of a friend or family are recognized with an engraved leaf on a bronze memorial tree located in the lobby at Maine Park Leisure Center at the following levels:

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