Park Ridge Park District

Jun 1

Zombie Tag

Wildwood Nature Center
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
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Jun 2

Backyard Campout

Wildwood Nature Center
5:00 PM - 10:00 AM
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Jun 5

Murtle the Turtle's Birthday Party

South Park Wading Pool
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Jun 7

Camp Open House

Maine Park Leisure Center
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Candidate Packets for the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election Now Available

Candidate Packets are now available for persons who wish to run for office of Park Board Commissioner in the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election.  The attached Packet is provided as a courtesy, candidates are not required or obligated to use the information provided, and should seek the advice and direction of their own personal attorney.  The Park Ridge Park District is unable to provide any legal advice.



Please visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website to obtain a 2023 Candidate’s Guide at:

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Wildwood Nature Center Awarded $750,000 State Museum Grant

The Park Ridge Park District is pleased to announce that the Wildwood Nature Center has been awarded a $750,000 Illinois Public Museum Capital Grant to renovate the property at 531 Forestview that the District acquired at the end of 2020. The property is located adjacent to the Wildwood Nature Center at Maine Park, and will be renovated to function as a visitors’ center for the Wildwood Nature Center.

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Park District Celebrates Restoration of Historic Gate

On Friday, August 20, Park Ridge Park District staff and board members gathered together with the Paul Adlaf from the Park Ridge History Center and Illinois State Senator Laura Murphy to celebrate the restoration of the historic Sunny Playground Gate located in front of Wohlers Hall at Prospect Park.

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2021 Fireworks Notice

The annual fireworks celebration is a collaborative effort among the City of Park Ridge, Park Ridge Park District, and School District 207. Together the decision has been made to cancel the 2021 third of July Fireworks Celebration traditionally held at Maine East High School.

The fireworks celebration requires a number of contracted services, as well as permits, to be secured months in advance of the event. The committee explored modifications to the event to adhere to possible mitigations, including reservations for designated spots and a drive-in event. However, it was determined, based on the historically large crowd, not only at the High School but also in the surrounding areas, controlling the attendance in any alternative format would not be possible. Due to the current mitigations imposed by the pandemic and the uncertainty whether or not the mitigations would be lifted at the time of the event, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the event for the third of July. All those involved in the planning share the community’s disappointment of this decision. We were hopeful that this holiday tradition would be possible, but the decision needed to be made with the information known at this time.

The Park District will work with our partner organizations to explore the opportunity to offer a fireworks celebration later in 2021 should circumstances allow.

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