Park Ridge Park District

Dec 7

Elf in Training Workshop

Maine Park Leisure Center
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Dec 10

Middle School Night at the Pool

Centennial Fitness Center
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Dec 11

Santa Trail

Maine Park Leisure Center
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Dec 14

You've Been Grinched!

12:00 AM -
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CFC Youth Drop-In Waiver & Reservation System

Effective immediately, All Centennial Fitness Center drop-in visitors under age 18 must have a Youth Drop-In Waiver on file, signed by a parent or guardian.

Additionally, all youth drop-ins are required to make a reservation through GroupExPro unless the youth has a parent(s) or legal guardian accompanying them. The reservations will have a limit of 25, once the limit is reached there will be no additional youth allowed. This applies on weekdays during the school year. On days school is not in session, we will also have reservation time slots with time limits in an effort to accommodate as many youth as possible. Alternatively, youth can become a Centennial Fitness Center member, and then there is no need to make a reservation for youth drop-in time slots.

Visit the CFC Facility Page to Download the Waiver and Make a Youth Drop-In Reservation

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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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Park Ridge Park District receives the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Park Ridge Park District has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. This is the 38th consecutive year the Park District has received the award! The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the Park District and its management. The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

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