News

Santee Named Ice Sports Industry’s 2018 Man of the Year

Santee Named Ice Sports Industry’s 2018 Man of the Year

At the annual Ice Sports Industry (ISI) awards luncheon held on Thursday, June 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Oakbrook, David Santee was presented with the prestigious ISI Man of the Year Award. The Man of the Year Award honors someone who has made significant contributions to the ISI and its programs and purposes during the past year. Santee is also the Skating Director at the Park District's Oakton Ice Arena.

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Prospect Park Playground Opens

Prospect Park Playground Opens

The new playground at Prospect Park was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 29. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us! Stop by to play! The park is located next to the Splash Pad at 733 N. Prospect Ave.

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Brickton Art Center and the Park Ridge Park District Announce New Partnership

Brickton Art Center and the Park Ridge Park District Announce New Partnership

Brickton Art Center and the Park Ridge Park District are excited to announce a new partnership between the two organizations to advance arts in the Park Ridge community. Beginning in Fall 2018, the majority of Brickton Art Center classes will be held at the Park Ridge Park District’s Centennial Activity Center, located at 100 S. Western Ave. This move will allow expanded art programming opportunities for both the Park Ridge Park District and the Brickton Art Center.

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Park Ridge Park District’s Prospect Park Awarded Outstanding Facility & Park Award

Park Ridge Park District’s Prospect Park Awarded Outstanding Facility & Park Award

The Illinois Park & Recreation Association announced the Park Ridge Park District’s Prospect Park is the winner of the Outstanding Facility & Park Award. The purpose of the Outstanding Facility & Park Award is to recognize public agencies for their exceptional and unique achievements in design and development.

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Park Ridge Park District Receives GFOA Finance Award

Park Ridge Park District Receives GFOA Finance Award

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). 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. This is the 35th consecutive year the Park District has received the award.

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Year in Review

Year in Review

In 2016, the Park District has implemented so many wonderful programs and improved facilities. Read a Year in Review from Executive Director Gayle Mountcastle, as well as a 2016 financial recap and how your taxes make a difference in the community.

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#UnplugParkRidge

#UnplugParkRidge

To celebrate summer, the Park District has launched a 12-week campaign - Unplug Park Ridge, which is part of a larger Unplug Illinois campaign. Throughout the summer, we will share how our staff and Board unplugs with the Park Ridge Park District, profiles of places you can unplug with the Park District, and benefits of parks and recreation. We also want to see how you unplug with the Park Ridge Park District! Share a photo or video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag#UnplugParkRidge. Each week, we will randomly select someone to receive a great prize from the Park District. So, get out there and show us "What's Your Outlet?".

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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!

The Park District is looking for enthusiastic, engaged residents to serve on two Citizen Advisory Councils. If you want to make a difference in your community, apply to serve as a member of the S.T.A.R. (Seniors Together At Recreation) Advisory Council or the Finance Advisory Council. If you would like to be considered a candidate to serve on one of these groups, please notify Maryanne Lucarz by email or phone at 847-692-3482.

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In the Press

New playground opens at Prospect Park
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, June 1, 2018

Second light fixture fire in a year closes Park Ridge fitness center gym
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, May 31, 2018

Shibley's Oaks? Park Ridge Park Board Interested
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, May 23, 2018

Court reconstruction bounces Park Ridge tennis players this season
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, May 21, 2018

Developing a master plan: Survey results added to planning process for improvements at Oakton Park
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, May 15, 2018

Park Ridge Park Board Elects New Officers
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, April 25, 2018

Park Ridge Park Board authorizes purchase talks for 'Shibley oaks' land
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, April 20, 2018

Would Neighbors Consider Own Referendum for Oaks Park?
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, April 11, 2018

Park Ridge health commission, park district to host first community health fair
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, April 9, 2018

What's happening in Park Ridge: Park District seeks help in winning $20,000 grant
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, April 3, 2018

Brickton Art Center to close gallery, relocate classes to Park Ridge Park District facility
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, April 3, 2018

Residents petition Park Ridge Park District to buy Busse Highway property, preserve oak trees
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, March 26, 2018

Park Ridge Park Board approves combined $10,000 raise, bonus for executive director
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, March 5, 2018

Park District Achievements Earn High Marks for Director
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, February 28, 2018

Park District Plans Small, Two-Year Bond Issuance
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, February 21, 2018

Centennial Aquatic Center to allow outside food this summer, Park Ridge Park District says
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, February 2, 2018

Park Staff, Commissioners Discuss Oakton Park Upgrade
Park Ridge Journal & Topics, January 31, 2018

pproved Park Ridge Park District budget keeps cost of pool passes flat, increases other program costs
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, January 18, 2018

Park Ridge families ring in 2018
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, January 2, 2018