Park Ridge Park District

Pedals for the Parks Donation Drop-Off - CANCELLED

Event date: 4/4/2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Export event

Pedals for the Parks Donation Drop-Off - CANCELLED

Have outgrown or unused bikes cluttering your garage? Donate them to the 7th Annual Pedals for the Parks Bike & Trike Exchange. Your donation benefits programs of the Park Ridge Friends of the Parks and promotes reuse and bicycling in our community!

Donors enjoy:

  • 20% off the purchase of another bike at our sale
  • A tax deductible donation
  • Early shopping privileges the day of the sale (Saturday, April 25 from 9:00am-9:30am)
Ages All Ages
Location Centennial Aquatic Center
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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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Assistant Superintendent Kristi Solberg Receives Professional of the Year Award

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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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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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