What Spring Brings
Spring is one of my favorite seasons. After a bleak winter, little green bulbs start to burst through the dark soil bringing a promise of longer days, more sunshine and the return of outdoor sports. Soon our parks will transform from the gray tones of winter into the bright shades of spring. I encourage you to take advantage of the warming weather to get outside and explore the 30+ parks in our community.
We’re always working hard to serve you here at your Park District, so I wanted to highlight a few upcoming programs and projects:
Let’s GO GRAYSLAKE
The Grayslake Park District is excited to announce GO GRAYSLAKE, a new community movement designed to increase community health through activity, education and collaboration. We are partnering with the Lake County Health Department on its county-wide “GO” initiative to improve the health of Lake County residents. We want to
invite you – our residents – to join us in this exciting endeavor.
This movement is in response to the former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy’s call to action at the National Parks and Recreation conference in 2015. His challenge focuses on the health benefits of walking at least 30 minutes each day for people of all ages and stages of life.
The GO GRAYSLAKE walking initiative is simple: everyone make a commitment to take a walk for 30 minutes every day in your own neighborhood or at a park/trail of your choice. In order to get a good start, we are planning to walk together as a community at a kickoff event on Sunday, May 6 at 11am in Central Park (250 Library Lane). Join us and your neighbors in walking your way to better health!
Capital Improvement Projects
We’re always working to make the Park District an even better place to play. This spring keep an eye out for:
• Cambridge Park Playground Replacement
• Sunrise Park Tennis and Basketball Court Renovation
• Chesapeake Landing Pond #2 Shoreline Restoration funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act
• Activation of a lightning detection/warning system at Alleghany Park
Make the Most of This Summer at Camp
We’re excited to offer a wide variety of Summer Camps that work with your summer schedule. To give parents more flexibility, most camps have three day options to choose from – Monday through Friday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday. Familiar favorites, like Day Camp, Sports Camp and Outdoor Adventure Camp, are back again this year.
We’re excited to offer a new Teen Team Building Camp that will help your teen develop skills to succeed in our active and changing world. GoGirlGo! Camp focuses on healthy living, being active and building confidence in 4th-8th grade girls. There are too many great Summer Camps to mention here, so be sure to flip through pages 40-55 of the Spring Programs & Summer Camps Guide to see for yourself.
We look forward to seeing you out and about this spring!