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Kewanee, ILStar Courier

Mike Helenthal column: Baker Park golf course: Who works for who?

I recently wrote a series of articles about the Kewanee Park District and the amount of resources it devotes to the operation of Baker Park Golf Course. The stories weren't meant to be investigative pieces, but a detailed look at the district's finances and how it makes operational and programming priorities.
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The Oregonian

Readers respond: Tualatin Hill parks should drop mask requirement

“Elsie was a woman of great vision, but even she probably couldn’t have foreseen then what her fledgling park district would become,” wrote former Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District General Manager Ron Willoughby in 2005. What Elsie Stuhr – who created the Beaverton-area park district in 1955 – probably couldn’t have foreseen was kids in 2021 running around the tennis court, wearing masks.
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Naperville, ILPosted by
Naperville Community Television (NCTV17)

Fatal Traffic Crash | Park District Feedback | Men’s Golf & City Swim Meet

A Naperville man driving a motorcycle died in a traffic crash. At around 3:34 p.m., the Naperville police and fire departments arrived at Washington Street and Royce Road. The 29-year-old was traveling northbound in the left thru lane of Washington, while the car, a Dodge Durango, was turning eastbound onto Royce Road. He and the 54-year-old woman crashed in the intersection. The motorcyclist was taken to Edward Hospital and pronounced dead shortly after arriving. Police said the investigation is on-going.
Perry County, OHperrytribune.com

Judge swears in new park board member

In 1996 Perry County Probate/Juvenile Judge Luann Cooperrider created a park district for Perry County. The board is made up of five members who are dedicated and interested in promoting parks and recreation for Perry County. The board meets the second Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Efforts are ongoing to seek grants and funding to promote walking trails, hiking opportunities and outdoor activities. The board is working on various projects to promote the beauty of Perry County. All members volunteer and encourage public recommendations. The Perry County Park District has sponsored hikes, biking opportunities, telescope events and many more. Pictured above is the newest member to the Park Board, Fred Redfern. Fred is from the Crooksville area of Perry County. The board has representation from all areas of Perry County.
Portage County, OHrecord-courier.com

'I found it!': Portage park district promotes geocaching for summer 2021

"I found it!" April Holly Smith called out. Word that she found a geocache along the trail at Towner's Woods Park in Ravenna sparked excitement in the group traveling with her. Most of them were novices, either new to the experience or newly rediscovering it. For Smith, though, it's a hobby she has held dear to her heart for the better part of 20 years.
Rochelle, ILRochelle News-Leader

Reconnecting in Rochelle event held Saturday

ROCHELLE ⏤ Saturday’s Reconnecting in Rochelle event at VFW Park welcomed new and old residents for a community picnic. The event and a committee came to be after conversations among the Facebook group Rochelle, IL Friends and Neighbors. There were information packets for new residents. “The whole day was pretty...
Wheaton, ILwheaton.edu

Announcing Shakespeare in the Park 2021

Beloved theater event performed in revamped Memorial Park Bandshell. A tale of politics and transition of power, of succession and rebellion, fierce battles and comedic interludes: Henry IV: Part I comes to Memorial Park. After a two-year hiatus, Wheaton College is once again staging Shakespeare in the Park on Thursday, August 26, Friday, August 27, and Saturday, August 28, but for the first time ever bringing one of Shakespeare’s histories to the stage.
Truckee, CAthetahoeweekly.com

New Truckee park breaks ground

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Community Project recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Truckee Downtown Park Project at the Church Street Community Arts Center. This project represents the final phase of exterior revitalization of the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District-owned Community Arts Center property. TDRPD recently completed exterior revitalization...
Ottawa, OHhometownstations.com

Local youth able to reel-in experience during a fishing demonstration

A fishing demonstration was held at the Ottawa Metro Park on Wednesday. The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District hosted the event, with kids ages 7-9 getting a hands-on demonstration on how to fish. The program also aimed to teach kids what they can learn from the art of fishing, such...
Saint Charles, ILPosted by
Daily Herald

River Corridor Foundation taking on Langum Park project in St. Charles

The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles has its next major project slated for Langum Park along the eastern bank of the Fox River. A popular outdoor location for years, Langum Park will receive a jolt of more than $100,000 to improve accessibility for nonmotorized boats and fishing enthusiasts, and upgrade benches and other features in an area that attracts more than 90,000 annual visitors, according to officials.