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Dear Residents,

The Niles Park District (NPD) staff and five Board of Commissioners are a resource for the Niles community. We are here to serve the residents and the out of town users of our wide array of fitness andathletic options offered year round. We strive to make sure you are satisfied with our programs and facilities.

The unpredictable weather of this past summer sure kept our Tam O'Shanter Golf Course staff and the Niles Parks & Facilities staff "on their toes". The Parks staff has been able to add new landscaping at our newly renovated Tam O'Shanter Golf Course, Oasis Fun Center, Howard Leisure Center and Pioneer Park.

What to look forward to - We have four great facilities along Caldwell Ave. Come and check them out! Soon we will have two new electronic signs along Caldwell Ave. One at LoVerde Center, and one between Golf View and Tam Tennis.

Golfing in the fall at Tam O' Shanter will be great! Every week of good weather allows the course's turf to keep getting better. Hopefully no more flooding. Remember the Golf Learning Center & Museum along Caldwell south of Tam Tennis to work on your game and learn about the history of Tam O'Shanter.

The fall season is upon us. It's amazing to me how quickly the weeks pass by.The NPD Staff constantly upgrades our programming! More dance classes, soccer instruction and leagues coming soon. The NPD has a new soccer field and baseball field at Culver School! Don't forget the walking path at Oak Park to stretch your legs and get a sweat going.

Oasis Fun Center will be open until Labor Day. Pioneer Park's miniature golf and batting cages will remain open through October 28. Fall basketball, soccer, baseball and softball programs will be starting in mid-August. There's always ice at Iceland Skate Center. Consider Iceland's programming and a season skate pass.

October brings us all of our Halloween fun such as the Parade and Party, Spooky Scramble and the Monster Bash. October 20th is our Annual Harvest Hustle 5K run at Notre Dame College Prep with money being raised for Niles families.

Our $11 million gem on Caldwell, LoVerde Sports & Rec Center, will be celebrating its 1st Anniversary on November 4th!  Our full list of offerings is available at www.Niles-Parks.org. We are happy to talk with you on the phone at 847-967-6633.

It takes a dedicated and talented staff to operate the programs we are able to offer, to keep the parks and facilities looking brilliant, and to schedule and promote all that the NPD has to offer.  From bottom to the top, the staff is working diligently to ensure your time at the parks is most enjoyable.

Have a great fall! Feel free to contact the Park Board of Commissioners with your questions, comments or concerns.

Stay outside and play as long as you can.

Chris Zalinski

President, Board of Commissioners
chrisz@niles-parks.org  

 

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