The summer 2019 Program Guide is here! This means summer weather is on its way. The ice and snow has diminished while the early spring flower bulbs and the green turf begin to add color to our parks.
"Keep an eye out" this year for the new sustainable landscape plantings that were installed in 2018. There are new plantings at many of the park signs, the Howard Leisure Center and at the Howard Street Inn. Another place to check out is Grennan Heights Park which has hundreds of new plantings along all four sides of the gym.
Our parks are full of opportunities in the summer including softball, baseball and soccer. Get outside and play or relax! Check out the skate park in Washington Park. Play tennis and basketball at our newly renovated courts. Use the walking paths at Oak Park and Pioneer Park at any time to enjoy nature and burn a few calories. Enjoy a round of miniature golf and the batting cages at Pioneer Park. Oasis Waterpark pool will open in May so buy your family passes now. Summer camps start in June and the first of two movies in the park will be held at Grennan Heights. My family's favorite is the 4th of July Parade that starts at Notre Dame High School and finishes up at Grennan Heights Park where there will be food, a kid's carnival and great music. Friday nights in June and July you can join us for a free concert at Oak Park.
The Niles Park District staff is awesome at creating this seasonal Program Guide and getting all of our information about our Park District to you. It's unbelievable to me how many activities our park district provides! PLEASE READ THIS VERY INFORMATIVE GUIDE! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Feel free to contact any of the Commissioners with your thoughts, ideas and concerns. Thank you for your patronage! Remember, from babies to seniors we have something for you to do. Enjoy the summer in our parks!
President, Board of Commissioners