Time for Summer Fun!

From Summer Camps to youth athletic leagues, from playing 9-holes at the Grayslake Golf Course to free children’s events in Central Park, summer is jam-packed with fun at the Grayslake Community Park District! Some upcoming events you don’t want to miss:

•  4th Annual George Weinert Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2
•  Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks on Saturday, June 30
•  Tournaments at the Grayslake Golf Course (see page 31 for dates)

A few quick updates about what’s happening at the Grayslake Park District:

Alleghany Park Phase 3 Update
The Park District is excited to announce that we will receive the final 35-acre land donation for Alleghany Park in early summer. The final acreage will feature 4 soccer fields, 2 T-ball fields, walking paths, additional parking, a future restroom/concession building and a future playground. The sports fields are anticipated to be open for play for the Spring 2019 season. We began working on Alleghany Park in 2004 and this final land donation will complete the 90-acre outdoor sports park!

Ray Bandemer #Play4Ray Athletic Scholarship
Created in honor of long-time Park District employee Ray Bandemer, the #Play4Ray Athletic Scholarship Program provides assistance to people of all ages who want to participate in athletic activities. We are accepting applications for the Scholarship Program, so please see the Scholarship Guidelines and Application for more information on how to apply.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the first GO GRAYSLAKE Community Walk! GO GRAYSLAKE is a community movement designed to increase health and wellness by encouraging everyone to walk for 30 minutes a day. The simple act of walking has incredible health benefits, so I hope you’ll continue to join me and your neighbors as we get out to walk everyday this summer. Snap a picture while you’re out walking and use the hashtag #GOGRAYSLAKE for the chance to be featured on our social media accounts.

#PeopleofParksandRec Community Profiles
We recently launched a People of Parks and Recreation series highlighting some of the people who make the Grayslake Park District community so special! Quotes from the #PeopleofParksandRec profiles are scattered throughout the Summer Program Guide and can also be found on our Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who shared their story.

Get Social With Us
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Looking forward to seeing you this summer!

Yours Truly,

Kristin Splitt
Executive Director