Park Ridge Park District

It’s a Small World: Celebrating Cultural Traditions

Event date: 12/8/2020 Export event

It’s a Small World: Celebrating Cultural Traditions

What happens during winter solstice and why have people celebrated it for centuries? When is Diwali? What do the days of Kwanza represent? Let’s look at some of the end-of-the year traditions, where they came from, how they are celebrated today! Have a kit delivered to your home for you and your family to explore together. Each kit has a craft or activity representing the holiday, along with an explanation of the celebration. Holidays covered include Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Kwanza, Diwali, and Chinese New Year. Kits will be available for pick up or mailed to your home on December 8.

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Candidate Packets for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election Now Available

Candidate Packets are now available for persons who wish to run for office of Park Board Commissioner in the April 6, 2021 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. 

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Please visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website to obtain a 2021 Candidate’s Guide at: https://www.elections.il.gov/

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Preventative measures addressing COVID-19 concerns

The Park Ridge Park District wanted to let you know about the steps that are being taken by the District to control the spread of the COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus.) All of the facilities continue to be on an aggressive program of disinfection which includes an upgraded schedule of disinfecting doorknobs, handrails and grab rails and the placement of additional antiseptic wipes and/or hand sanitizers at all facilities. The District has been working with the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) to determine best practices for controlling the spread of infectious disease.

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Lawn Care Practice Special Meeting

The Park Ridge Park District is committed to ensuring the public is safe in all that we do. Recently, we have become aware that questions have come up about some of the lawn care products we are using. 

It is our responsibility to be transparent and provide education about the District’s business. President Harrington stated, “to devote the appropriate amount of time to the issue, as current Board President, it is my intention to call a Special Board Meeting on November 14th to discuss our current District lawn care practices. A special meeting will give this subject matter the time and transparency it deserves.” We welcome anyone who would like to learn more about this topic to join us on November 14 at 7:00pm. 

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New Playground Opens at Northeast Park

On Saturday, June 15, the Park District Board of Commissioners along with staff and community members celebrated the grand opening of the new playground at Northeast Park. The project includes a playground for 2-5 year olds, an Alpha Tower playground for 5-12 year olds, a spinner, swings, infant swings, shaded seating area, pathways, and a rain garden for storm water detention. 

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