As we start to notice that the days are getting shorter, it's hard to believe that another summer is coming to an end. What a great summer it has been, though. From baseball to softball, concerts to camps, our parks have been hopping with activities every day of the week. There is still enough summer left, however, to enjoy a few more family outings before we head into autumn. Oasis Fun Center will be open until Labor Day weekend for a refreshing dip in the pool; the batting cages and miniature golf at Pioneer Park are waiting for you to test your skills, especially at the Friday Family Fun Nights; the final Concert In The Park at Oak Park is August 11th; a Movie After Dark at Grennan Heights on Friday, August 18th; and there are a few more Sundays to enjoy a Family Golf Night at historic Tam O'Shanter Golf Course.
It doesn't stop there. Our fall basketball, soccer, baseball and softball programs will be starting soon. And before you know it, the Halloween fun will begin with our Parade and Party, Spooky Scramble and Monster Bash. Don't wait to get those ice skates sharpened. Consider a season pass for the open skating sessions at IceLand Skate Center. Also, watch for information coming soon about the Grand Opening of the LoVerde Sports and Recreation Center, our beautiful new facility on Caldwell Avenue with basketball courts, soccer field, dance studio and multi-purpose rooms.
It takes a small army of dedicated staff members to run the programs we are able to offer, to keep the parks and facilities looking beautiful, and to schedule and promote all that the park district has to offer. From our summer camp counselors on up to our Executive Director, and everyone in between, they are all working hard every day to ensure that your time spent in our parks is most enjoyable. On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, thank you to all of our hard-working staff who keep our parks and programs top notch.
Enjoy all that fall and your parks have to offer!
President, Board of Commissioners