WAUKEGAN PARK DISTRICT
Board of Commissioners
Commissioners at the Veterans Plaza on Washington and West Streets (l to r)
Terry Duffy, Commissioner 847-244-0809
Bill Durkin, Jr., President 847-249-1113
Dr. Patrick D. Jimerson, Ph.D., Commissioner 847-263-7266
Wayne Motley, Treasurer 847-249-4240
Executive Director Greg Petry, CPRP
Superintendent of Finance Steve Warneke
Superintendent of Parks Mike Trigg, CPRP
Superintendent of Recreation Alicia A. Mentell, CPRP
Superintendent of Cultural Arts Claudia A. Petrusky, CPRP
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
You received this magazine in late spring; just in time to start penciling in your summer
activities. There is so much to do, yet so little time. However, it’s a great time of year to get
out and take time for fun.
Do you like to socialize? Consider participating in one the special events that will be held.
These events are attended by a large number of people and have something for everyone.
They are a great outlet for family time as well! Consider the Dandelion Wine Arts Festival
847-360-4721 (page 49), the Fishing Derby (page 10), Partners and Parks Golf Outing (page 39) or the
American Independence Day Parade and Festival (page 11).
Like to be on your own? Walking is the number one recreational activity for Americans. Consider strolling through
the looped pathways in Roosevelt Park, Belvidere Park, Hinkston Park or Bevier Park. If it’s too hot outside, consider
the walking track inside the Field House at Hinkston Park.
Are you an early bird? Consider lap swimming at Ganster Pool in the morning before work.
What do you like do? Browse through the magazine and you will find activities for all to enjoy this summer. If a
recreational pursuit that you enjoy is not offered by the park district, please let us know.
See you out in the PARKS this summer! If you have any questions, or would like more information about the park
district please contact me at 847-360-4721.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents Belvidere Recreation Center Jack Benny Center for the Arts
847-360-4700, Fax 847-662-6621 847-360-4740, Fax 847-662-0592
Board Of Commissioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Belvidere Park, 412 S. Lewis Ave Bowen Park, 39 Jack Benny Dr
Executive Director Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Customer Service Hours Customer Service Hours
Hinkston Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 Monday through Friday: 9am-9pm Monday through Thursday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-2pm Friday: 9am-6pm
Cultural Arts Activities/Programs Rental registration: (Mon-Fri) 9am-4:30pm only Saturday: 9am-4pm
Bowen Heritage Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 • Program registration and rentals unless • Registration for all cultural arts programs
Summer Shows for Young Audiences . . . . . 47 indicated otherwise • Rental of Lilac Cottage for meetings, par-
Cultural Arts Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-47 • Available for public rental ties, bridal & baby showers.
General Information & Faculty Listing . . . . 41 • Location for meetings of sports associa- • Sale of tickets for Bowen Park Theatre,
Waukegan Idol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 tions/public groups Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert
Chorus, and Shows for Young Audiences.
Golf Course & Clubhouse
Bonnie Brook, Greenshire & Orchard Hills . . 38-40 Bonnie Brook Golf Course
Clubhouse: 847-360-4732, Fax 847-360-4795 Jane Addams Center
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Golf Shop: 847-360-4730, ext. 2 847-360-4757
Maintenance: 847-360-4738, Fax 847-360-4797 Bowen Park, 95 Jack Benny Dr
Parks & Facilities
2800 N. Lewis Ave • Location of Children’s Connection Program
Facilities & Rental Information . . . . . . 53-55
• Full service golf shop • Available for public rentals
Locator Map & Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59
• Golf outings and tee time reservations Call 847-360-4700
Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . 56-57 • Call our clubhouse for all your catering
needs, showers, holiday parties, business Lilac Cottage
meetings or luncheons 847-360-4770
Sports & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-29
Bowen Park, 1911 N. Sheridan Rd
Youth After School Programs . . . . . . . . . . .17
Bowen Heritage Circle • Location of Raymond Research Library
Early Childhood Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Haines Museum 847-336-1859 Call 847-360-4772 for open hours
Out of School Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Special Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-36
Bowen Park, 1917 N. Sheridan Rd
Tue, Thu and Sat 10-4pm - please call for Orchard Hills Golf Course
Special Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Summer Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-15
additional hours or see page 41. Clubhouse: 847-336-5118, Fax 847-336-5189
• Home of the Waukegan Historical Society Maintenance: 847-625-9865, Fax 847-360-4799
Adult Activities 38342 N. Green Bay Rd
Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-36 Corrine J. Rose Admin. Center • Call to reserve tee times, outings, leagues
847-360-4711, Fax 847-244-8270 or banquets
Special Events/Eventos Especiales
Belvidere Park, 2000 Belvidere St
Fishing Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Customer Service Hours Park Maintenance Facility
Youth Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm 847-360-4725, Fax 847-244-7345
Bike the Windy City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
• Administrative and business offices 2211 Ernie Kruger Circle
American Idependence Festivities . . . . . . . .11
Wauekgan Idol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
• Location of board meetings
Special Recreation Services of
Other Organizations Field House at Hinkston Park Northern Lake County Office
Boys & Girls Club of Lake County . . . . . . . . 19 847-782-3300, Fax 847-782-3303 847-360-4760 or 847-360-4761
Waukegan Historical Society & Museum . . . 48 HOTLINE is 847-782-3309 Fax 847-662-2577 TTY 847-662-2577
Waukegan Township Park Place . . . . . . . . . 51 Hinkston Park. 800 N. Baldwin Upton Park Douglas House, 732 N. Genesee St
M-F 5:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 7am-5pm • Call for office hours
See details on page 3.
Our Commitment to You! Visual Arts Center
Greenshire Golf Course 847-625-9173
The Waukegan Park District is committed to
providing parks, facilities and leisure opportu- Powell Park, 533 Grand Ave
nities to our culturally diverse population 38727 N. Lewis Ave
through the resources of community involve- • Tee times are first come, first served
ment, dedicated staff and sound management.
Para información acerca del Distrito de Parques de Waukegan y los programas que ofrece, llame al 847-360-4726. Muchos programas se llenan
rápido, regístrese con anticipación. Goce de una primavera agradable participando en las actividades de la comunidad.
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FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK
The Field House at Hinkston Park fitness center boasts one of the most modern, state of the art facilities in the area. The facility is
approximately 14,000 square feet of floor space on two levels overlooking beautiful Hinkston Park. On the first floor of the fitness cen-
ter you’ll find Technogym brand strength machines to help you tighten and tone. You’ll also find an extensive selection of Hammer
Strength free weight machines, dumbbells and additional functional fitness machines. The cardio equipment is located on the second
floor where you’ll find an incredible selection of treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent and upright bikes and more. Each machine is
equipped with an individual TV viewing screen that you can plug your headphones into and burn, burn, burn! Upstairs you’ll also see
our awesome group exercise studio and personal training zone where you’ll find one of the most interesting pieces of exercise equip-
ment you’ll ever see.
HOURS Monday-Friday Sat-Sun Sat Open Gym through May
5:30am-9pm 7am-5pm 5-9pm
Hours may vary, call 847-782-3300 for information. Field House HOTLINE is 847-782-3309.
FITNESS CENTER DAILY FEES $7 Resident/$10 Non-Resident
FITNESS EQUIPMENT HOLIDAY HOURS
Fitness Center Group Fitness Memorial Day May 28 7am-1pm
46 Pieces of Cardio Equipment 25 Stability Balls Independence Day July 4 7am-1pm
16 Stations of Selectorized Equipment 40 Steps
16 Stations of Plate Loaded Machines Bands and Ropes
Free Weights 16 Spin Bikes
Hours may vary, call 847-782-3300.
Walking Track is free for Waukegan Park District residents at
these times: Monday- Friday 9:30-11am and 2-3:30pm.
CLIMBING WALL DAILY FEES $5/2 climbs $10/2 Hrs Climb
Open Climb Time: Mon 4-7pm, Wed & Thu 5-8pm, Sat 10am-2pm
OPEN GYM DAILY FEES $5 Resident/$7 Non-Resident
Monthly Gym Pass: $20 Resident/$25 Non-resident
3-Month Gym Pass: $50 Resident/$60 Non-resident
Want to get fit but you just don’t know how to do it? Personal training
is absolutely the fastest and most sure-fire way to get into the best
shape of your life. Our trainers all have a national certification and are
trained in CPR, AED and First Aid. Check out these great options. See
page 5 for more details.
Group exercise remains one of the hottest ways to stay in shape and here at the Field House at Hinkston Park we have some
of the best instructors around to help you get into great shape. See page 5 for more details.
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FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK
Weekdays Weekdays Weekends Room Capacity
Meeting Room A $25/hr $30/hr $35/hr 35
Meeting Room B $25/hr $30/hr $35/hr 35
Meeting Room A&B $45/hr $55/hr $65/hr 70
Climbing Wall (2 hours) $150/2 hrs $150/2 hrs $175/2 hrs 20
Gym $40/hr $50/hr $50/hr Varies
Warming Kitchen $20 per day w/room rental $30 per day w/room rental $30 per day with room rental N/A
Have your next birthday party at The Field House at Hinkston Park! This special package
• Climbing Wall (1 hour) • Party Room (1 hour- cake, presents, etc),
• Open Gym (one court)- basketballs, volleyballs, indoor soccer (1 hour)
• Total Party Time:3 hours
Evening/Weekend: $175 Weekday 9am-5pm: $150
Fees include admission for up to 10 children, each additional child is $12.
Extra hours of climbing, party room, or open Gym can be added for an additional fee.
Add DDR to your party for only $30 an hour!
For groups, associations, or other organizations that would like to use one or more parts of the facility for a group outing,
please call 847-782-3300 for more information.
Additional equipment such as TV,VCR, DVD, CD Player, Podium, Projector, LDC Projector, Projector Screen, PA System, etc.
are available for rental at an additional cost with a meeting room rental. A complete list of rentable items with pricing is
available at The Field House front desk.
Rental request form must be received 21 days prior to rental date requested.
Parents, be assured that your child is in good hands while you use amenities at The Field House
at Hinkston Park! Whether you are working out, in a volleyball league, or taking a fitness class,
you can use the Child Center while you are on site. The Child Center is for ages 3-11 years and is
offered on a first come-first serve basis and does have a maximum capacity according to staff
availability. All payments for Child Center must be made at the front desk and the receipt will
serve as admittance to check-in. Maximum length of stay is 2 hours.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday, 5pm-9pm; Saturday, 8am-Noon
*times subject to change without notice, changes will be posted at front desk and at child center.
• Daily fee: $3 for each two-hour visit for the first child and $2 for each additional child in the
• Punch card: $50 for 20 visits.
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MASSAGE THERAPY PERSONAL TRAINING
Massage therapy is a form of physical medicine that is used as a FITNESS ASSESSMENT $12
method of treatment for dysfunction and to promote wellness in a
Our professional staff will take your height, weight, heart rate, blood
healthy individual. Massages release chronic tension and pain in mus-
pressure, body composition, test your flexibility, and assess your cardio-
cles, improves circulation, increases flexibility in the joints and reduces
vascular and muscular strength and endurance. This evaluation will give
mental and physical fatigue. Massage is one of the best known anti-
you an opportunity to view your fitness level, and get a thorough expla-
dotes for stress.
nation from a trained professional. You may use these results as a basis
for measuring your progress over a period of time.
Treat yourself. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a table or chair massage from
Sign up for Personal Training and receive a FREE assessment!
our Certified Massage Therapist.
Now Offered: Sundays 10am-4:30pm.
Need motivation? Instruction? Your own personal exercise program? We’ve
Chair Massages Table Massages got all of these and more! Work with a Certified Personal Trainer who will
20 minutes- $20 30 minutes - $40 design a program specifically to meet your needs and goals. We can help
45 minutes - $55 you with weight loss, flexibility, muscular and cardiovascular strength and
Call the Field House at 847-782-3300 to set up an appointment today. endurance, sport specific training, body building, and/or overall improved
fitness, health, and well-being! You will learn the safest and most effective
ways to exercise and use the equipment.
GROUP EXERCISE Personal Training Individual:
All classes are subject to cancellation depending upon enrollment and holi- Receive one-on-one instruction from your personal trainer.
day season. Please stop by the Field House at Hinkston Park, or go to 1 session: $40 3 sessions: $105 6 sessions: $180
www.waukeganparks.org to check out the latest fitness schedule! You do
not necessarily have to be a member of the Fitness Center to benefit from Personal Training Buddy Training:
the great programs we have to offer! Team up with a friend, spouse, or teen (14 or over) to save money and
share a personal training session.
New! DROP-INTO GROUP FITNESS 1 session: $35/pers. 3 sessions: $90/pers. 6 sessions: $150/pers.
Bronze & Silver M/R-$ 7 NR-$ 10
Gold M/R-$ 9 NR-$ 12 Each session will last approximately one hour. Please stop by the Field
House Fitness Center Front Desk to fill out a Personal Trainer Request Form.
PASSPORT TO GROUP FITNESS Fitness Staff will then match you up with a Personal Trainer based on your
preferences, availability, and needs. Personal Training packages may be
Don’t want to commit to just one class? Buy a Passport to Group
purchased at the Field House front desk. (Non-members must pay Daily Fee
Fitness so you may pick and choose which class you would like to
in addition to personal training rates)
attend each day. Each passport allows up to 10 visits* and passport is
good for up to 6 months from the date of purchase. Passports cannot
be used for Fitness Center daily visit.
*Silver and Bronze classes cost 1 punch, whereas specialty Gold
classes cost 2.
Passports are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. Please sign
in at the front desk prior to attending class.
Since Gold classes are by registration, passports may only be used if
the class does not meet maximum number of registered participants.
10 VISIT PASSPORT M/R- $ 45 NR- $ 50
To redeem for class:
Bronze & Silver 1 punch
Gold 2 punches
FREE Assessment with any Personal Training Package!
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FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK
YOU CAN REGISTER FOR ALL DISTRICT GOLD CLASSES
PROGRAMS AT THE FIELD HOUSE! Mat Pilates
All levels. This basic Pilates class is perfect for beginners but will chal-
lenge experienced exercisers as well. Pilates is a mind-body technique
that focuses on core strength, flexibility and lengthening the muscles. You
will gain tighter abs, a stronger back, and build upper and lower body
strength while you learn to stabilize your body in a way that will keep
you feeling younger longer!
FS Mon 6/18-7/23 6-7pm Reg by 6/16 #8004
FS Mon 7/30-8/27* 6-7pm Reg by 7/28 #8005
*8/27 class will be held at BRC
All levels. This class will get your body moving, having fun, and is
great for burning calories and stress! Learn different punches, jabs and
kicks while breaking a sweat to lose weight and tone your muscles.
FS Thu 6/21-7/26 6:15-7:15pm Reg by 6/19 #8035
FS Thu 8/2-9/6 6:15-7:15pm Reg by 7/31 #8036
New Times! Tour De Waukegan Cycling
All levels. This cycling class will incorporate hill climbs and intervals
into a challenging routine while overlooking the beautiful view of
GROUP EXERCISE Hinkston Park. Expose your inner athlete!
NO CLASS: Week of July 2-7, Week of August 27-9/3 FS Tue 6/19-7/24 6:15-7pm Reg by 6/17 #8029
Field House may provide a special Holiday Schedule for the FS Wed 6/20-7/25 6:15-7pm Reg by 6/18 #8030
week depending on staff availability. Inquire at front desk of FS Sat 6/23-7/28 9:30-10:30am Reg by 6/21 #8031
the Field House. FS Tue 7/31-9/4 6:30-7:30am Reg by 7/29 #8032
FS Wed 8/1-9/5 6:15-7am Reg by 7/30 #8033
Location: FS- Fitness Studio MP- Multi-Purpose Room FS Sat 8/4-9/8 9:30-10:30am Reg by 8/2 #8034
Theses classes are free to members with limited availability. To New Class! Hatha Yoga
secure your spot, please sign up at Front Desk the day of the class All levels. A mind, body and spirit workout that incorporates
prior to attending. Non-members may also attend Bronze classes by strength, breathing and meditative techniques. Relax, de-stress, and
paying a drop-in fee, or purchasing a Passport to Fitness. take your mind off of the daily grind while stretching and strengthen-
ing your muscles.
SILVER Classes FS Wed 6/20-7/25 7:15-8:30pm Reg by 6/18 #8006
These classes may be attended by both members and non-members FS Wed 8/1-9/5 7:15-8:30pm Reg by 7/30 #8007
by using the Passport to Fitness or by paying a drop-in fee. You
must check in at front desk before attending. New Class! Zumba
Beginner to Intermediate. This class combines Latin American music
GOLD Classes and dance to create one great class that’s both fun and a great cardio
Since Gold classes are specialty classes, they require pre-registra- workout. Come learn how to shimmy, shake and move your feet to the
tion. By registering, you secure your spot for the entire session, music for a fun workout that feels like a party!
and receive the best per class deal where you will pay as little as FS Thu 6/21-7/26 7:20-8:05pm Reg by 6/19 #8037
$6.50 per class! In the event that a class does not fill to its max- FS Thu 8/2-9/6 7:20-8:05pm Reg by 7/31 #8038
imum, Fitness Passports will be allowed on a first-come first-serve
Stop by the Field House to check out our latest Group Exercise Schedule as
basis. Gold classes will cost 2 punches.
classes may change. Attempts will be made to offer more classes, depending
on the most current fitness trends, demands, and studio availability.
GROUP FITNESS REGISTRATION (GOLD Class - 5 week Summer
Sessions) **THIS SUMMER WE ARE OFFERING AQUATIC FITNESS CLASSES AT
Gold Registration Rates: CM- $32 M/R- $35 NR- $39
HOWARD GANSTER POOL. ** SEE AQUATICS SECTION ON PAGE 23
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NEW YOUTH FITNESS PROGRAMS
Mommy and Me Pilates (4-10 yrs) $35/$39
Bring your little one to this fun, educational class that will introduce the
benefits and basics of Pilates. Moms and kids will learn how to control
breathing, increase flexibility, and strengthen those core muscles that
you use most in your everyday lives!
FS Wed 6/13-7/25* 10-10:45am Reg by 6/18 #8120
FS Wed 8/1-9/5 10-10:45am Reg by 7/30 #8121
*No class on 7/4, 8/29
FitKids (7-13 yrs) $35/$39
In this class, kids will learn new ways to be physically active through
a series of games and exercises. This entertaining and exciting class
will give kids a chance to improve their balance, speed, coordination, FIELD HOUSE AT HINKSTON PARK
flexibility and strength without even realizing that they are exercis-
ing! We will use jump ropes, balls, bands, hoops and more to make
exercise fun! Memorial Day May 28 7am-1pm
FS Fri 6/22-7/27 10-10:45am Reg by 6/20 #8122 Independence Day July 4 7am-1pm
FS Fri 8/3-9/7 10-10:45am Reg by 8/1 #8123
*No class on 8/29 INFORMATION HOT-LINE
Call Dayna at 847-782-3625 for more information on Youth Fitness. 847-782-3309
The quick and convenient way to find out information on…
-Open Gym Schedules –Room Rental Information
-Birthday Parties Information -Fitness Center
-Athletic Leagues & Schedules -Membership Rates,
-Personal Training, Group Exercise Classes
-Climbing Wall .....and more!
The Waukegan Park District will begin offering on-
HEARTS N’ PARKS
line program browsing and registration beginning
Hearts N’ Parks is an exciting new national program spon-
May 15th. You will be able to view program informa- sored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and
tion and availability at any time. Once participants the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).
have setup a profile on-line they will be allowed to
The goal of this program is to reduce the growing trend of obesity
register family members to programs from the con-
and the risks of coronary heart disease. This goal can be attained
venience of a computer any time of day. by encouraging youth, adults and seniors to achieve a healthy
weight follow a heart healthy eating plan and engage in fun, regu-
REGISTER IN THREE EASY STEPS lar physical activity.
1 - Visit us at waukeganparks.org
2 - Create a User Profile There is no time like the present to start. Come see us and join
one of our many heart-healthy programs. These programs will be
3 - Start signing up for your favorite program!
identified with the Hearts N’ Parks logo . See for yourself
THAT’S IT! the benefits we can provide you!
If you have any questions or concerns, please
feel free to call us at 847-360-4700.
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**NEW DAY/TIME** 8:00-9:00am
6:15-7:00am 60 Minute Body Blast
Tour De Waukegan Bronze- Barb
9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am **NEW CLASS** 9:30-10:30am
Interval Explosion Interval Explosion 9:00-10:00am Tour De Waukegan
Bronze- Julie Bronze- Julie Strength & Endurance Cycling
Conditioning Gold- Barb
Silver - Julie
5:15-6:00pm *Schedule subject to change
Basic Aerobics without notice. All classes are
Bronze - Barb open to ages 14 and up.
6:00-7:00pm **NEW DAY/TIME** 5:30-6pm 6:05-7:05pm PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR
Mat Pilates 6:15-7:00pm Butt and Gut Cardio Kickboxing Gold CLASSES AT FRONT DESK
Gold- Petra Tour De Waukegan Bronze - Jeremiah Gold-Barb
Cycling Sign in for ALL classes at the
Gold- Julie Front Desk to receive your
7:15-7:45pm **NEW TIME** **NEW CLASS** admission ticket!
6 Pack Abs 7:30-8:15pm Hatha Yoga 7:20-8:05pm G= Gold (Pre-registration required)
Bronze- Jeremiah Strength N CORE Gold- Hope Zumba S=Silver B=Bronze
Combo Gold-Lyndsay (S&B= Entrance by Daily Fee or Passport)
6 Pack Abs - All Levels
SILVER CLASSES Works on tightening and toning the mid section through a variety of
These classes may be attended by both members and non-members abdominal exercises on the floor and on the ball.
by using the Passport to Fitness or by paying a drop-in fee. You
must check in at front desk before attending. 60 Minute Body Blast - All Levels
Total body cardio and strength routine that will vary by week to give you
Strength N CORE Combo - All Levels an energizing body blast that tones your muscles while burning calories
Focus on your core strength using free weights, stability balls, medi- to the max!.
cine balls, and other types of equipment. This class will not only
tone your abdominals and lower back, but it will tone your arms and NEW! Basic Aerobics
lower body to help you improve in overall strength, coordination, Beginners and intermediate levels. Improve your cardiovascular
and balance! endurance, burn calories, and have fun all at once! This basic class
teaches basic aerobic steps, while challenging your body!
NEW! Strength and Endurance Conditioning - All Levels
This class is designed to help improve cardiovascular conditioning, Butt and Gut - All Levels
muscular strength, and endurance. Two minute cardio circuits mixed Tighten the glutes and abs! Resistance and isometric type exercises
with upper and lower body strength and endurance using weights, for those hard to define areas.
stability balls, bands, and other apparatus.
Interval Explosion - All Levels
BRONZE CLASSES This class will challenge your endurance by using timed circuits of
cardio and strength training using balls, bands, and other various
These classes are free to members with limited availability. To secure
pieces of equipment.
your spot, please sign up at Front Desk prior to attending. Non-
members may also attend Bronze classes by paying a drop-in fee, or
purchasing a Passport to Fitness.
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SPECIAL EVENTS/EVENTOS ESPECIALES
Fishing Derby (Family) $3/$5 with pre-registration June 9, 2007
Get in gear for the 17th Annual Fishing Derby! Win fantastic prizes for the largest fish caught in the fol-
lowing age categories: 4 years and younger, 5-8 years, 9-12 years, 13-16 years, and 17 years and older. If
you do not have your own fishing gear, don’t worry, you can borrow a fishing pole from the park district in
exchange for your valid ID(limited supply available on a first come, first serve basis) Avoid long lines and
secure your favorite fishing spot by registering in advance by June 8 at the Belvidere Recreation Center or
the Field House. Pre-registration check-in beings at 7am, you will be allowed to enter the pond area once
you have checked in. On-site registration will begin at 7:30am and will be $5 for every participant. Call
847-360-4700 for more information.
BEV Sat 6/9 8-10:30pm Reg by 6/8 #0681
NEW! WEEKEND - FAMILY TRIP
Youth Triathlon (5-12 yrs)
Bike the Windy City
Adults $44/$48 - 12 & Under $35/$38
The Waukegan Park District will be hosting its 2nd Annual Youth
Triathlon on Saturday, July 21. Each participant will compete in a 25
yard swim, 1 mile bike ride and .5 mile run. Please note: the events
are broken into 3 heats and not continuous. The top three finishers Grab the family and join the Waukegan Park District as we stop off
in each age categories 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 will receive medals. at Bobby’s Bike Hike for a Quintessential Chicago Tour. Enjoy a
You must register for the event by July 14. The day of the event whirlwind romp through the lakefront parks, home to several of the
check in for participants will be in front of Ganster Pool at 9:30am. city’s mandatory tourist destinations, including Buckingham
BP Sat 7/21 9:30-12pm Reg by 7/14 #8112 Fountain, Soldier Field, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, and Millennium
Park. We’ll show you how Chicago plans to transform it’s lakefront
into a world showcase for the 2016 Olympic Games and continue
its path as a Green City USA. The ride is ridiculously easy and last
approximately 2 hours. We will stop at a local cafe stand in the
park for refreshments. Fee includes bike, helmet, and basket.
BRC Sat 8/25 8-2pm Reg by 8/3 #1370
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SPECIAL EVENTS/EVENTOS ESPECIALES
American Independence Festivities
American Independence Parade starts at
1pm and follows Sheridan Road north to
American Independence Festival which
runs from 2:30-5pm in Bowen Park, includes
a petting zoo, climbing wall, dunk tank,
children’s stage, main stage, food vendors,
arts and crafts and children’s games. Food
Vendors start selling at 11:30am.
SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2007
2007 Bike Decorating Contest 4–10 yrs FREE
Hosted by the Waukegan Park District With the support of Waukegan Schwinn Cyclery,
this year’s theme is “Celebrating America”! Children should bring their decorated bike
to be judged on Originality, Theme and Use of Color. LIMIT parental assistance in dec-
orating the bikes so your child’s artistic talents shine! All participants will be eligible
for the Grand Prize of… A brand new Schwinn Bicycle donated by Waukegan Schwinn
Cyclery. First place prizes will also be awarded in each of the three categories.
Contest registration forms and contest rules can be picked up at the Belvidere
Recreation Center. Contest will be held at Upton Park. Registration: 11:45pm,
Judging: 12:15 pm, Parade: 1:00 pm. All participants and parents are invited to ride
their bikes or walk in the parade from Upton Park to Bowen Park.
Waukegan Idol Contest
Music competition for the aspiring vocalists. Participants audition for
a chance to compete in the Waukegan Idol finals for their age group.
Those auditioning will need to register at Jack Benny Center for the
Arts and prepare a song for the June 23 auditions in the Schornick
Theatre. The audition piece may be sung a cappella or to a CD with
background music only, but no musical accompaniment is permitted.
Those advancing to the finals must perform a new song. Judges judge
on vocal quality, stage presence, and level of difficulty.
Sponsored by: Waukegan Park District's Cultural Arts Division,
City of Waukegan, Lab 32 Studios
See Page 50 for full details.
www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 11
DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007
IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILD TO HAVE A GREAT SUMMER EXPERIENCE, PLEASE READ
ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING YOUR CHILD(REN) FOR CAMP!
ALL DAY CAMPS: • Staff holds all medication. Medication must be in child safety
• A $30 Non-refundable deposit is needed for each session a child is capped, prescription bottle, labeled with child's name, phone number
registered for in order to hold a camp spot. Each deposit is then and dosage amount and time. We cannot assume full responsibility
credited to the specified session remaining balance. Whether paying in for medicine administration. Parents are encouraged to administer
full or placing a deposit, cancellation of a registration (for each session medicine early morning before camp if necessary. Staff are only
a child is removed from) will result in the loss of the $30.00 deposit. permitted to hold daily doses of medication.
• FINAL PAYMENTS: We must have your final payment by the • Please do not allow your child to bring toys or any item of value
registration deadline or your deposit will be retained and we may fill which may be easily lost or broken. We cannot assume responsibility
your child's camp spot with someone from the waiting list. for any lost toys, game boys, radios, etc., which are brought to
• Remaining balances are due according to each session’s registration camp. Your child’s belongings should be clearly marked with his/her
deadline (3-weeks before a camp session begins). last name.
• All changes or cancellations must be made by the registration • Bowen Park Rangers and Belvidere Park Explorers participants should
deadline in order to successfully organize your child's camp experience. bring swimsuits and towels every day of the week. Please do not
• The $30 deposit is non-refundable, but may be transferable to send quot;goodquot; towels with your child, as this is the item that is most
another summer program only. We ask that you please limit the often lost or forgotten. Camp Little Fort and Kaleidoscope Kids
number of program transfers that you make over the summer. It is Camp participants should bring swimsuits and towels as their camp
important to remember that if you transfer a child out of a program schedule states. LABEL EVERYTHING!
and then wish to return to the same program at a later date you will • Please be sure to pick up a parent camp handbook when you
be placed on the waiting list. Openings are not guaranteed; deposits register for camp. This book contains valuable information that
placed will be forfeited if an opening does not become available. you need to know about our camps.
• Waiting List: If a camp session is full we will be happy to place
your name and phone number on a waiting list. If you are placed on EXAMPLE CAMP PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR FULL DAY CAMP:
a waiting list, you will be called when a camp spot opens. You will I have registered my child to attend Rangers camp session 4 -7/24-8/4.
then have a limited amount of time to contact us to accept or The cost of this one session for one child is $136 – I have placed my
decline the opening. If you decline the opening or the response time $30 non-refundable deposit down for this session on February 8 to
limit has passed, the next person on the list will be called. (See the secure the spot. I now only owe $106 for session 4 by July 3 - 3 weeks
Camp Handbook for response times.) Please be sure we have a working before the session begins.
number to reach the parent/guardian. If we attempt to call and are MARK YOUR CALENDARS - CAMP BALANCE DUE DATES:
unable speak with the parent/guardian on the list or unable to leave Session 1-May 22 Session 4–July 3
a message, the next person on the list will be called. All calls will be Session 2-June 5 Session 5–July 17
documented. Session 3-June 19 Rangers Session 6 due-July 31.
• You must sign up for each session of day camp you would like your RECOMMENDATION!
child to attend. Because your child is enrolled in one session, does *Parents we strongly recommend that you secure your camp spots for the
not mean he or she is guaranteed a spot in future sessions. You must summer early. We begin camp registration as soon as FEBRUARY 8. If you
register in advance by the session deadline. plan to attend one session or all sessions of camp we are happy to
• We are unable to pro-rate the fee for missed days because of vacation receive payments in segments, so long as full payment is received for
or illness. each session by the required deadline.
• Children are not to be dropped off early or picked up late. You To assist parents with their schedules, we have a Multiple Fee Payment
must sign up for the before or after care program. Before and after Method as an option. This option takes the stress out of mailing in pay-
care is only for campers in Rangers, Teen Camps and Explorers. ments and avoids the possibility of incurring late fees if you can’t make
Pre-registration is required for before/after care. it in on time or forget to make a payment. Canceling this option requires
• The camp fees include trips, craft supplies, swimming admission, etc. written notification. Please inquire about this option and its guidelines
at the Belvidere Recreation Center at initial registration time.
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR DAY CAMPS!
• Please dress your child appropriately for the weather and for outdoor
play. Pack a rain jacket in case of possible rain. Bring a labeled
Easy Reminder - Mark Your Calendar
water bottle and sunscreen for hot days.
Rangers and Explorers-Balances due by:
• If your child requires medication, a doctor’s note stating the need for The balance for the first session is due May 22, Second session due
medicine must be submitted prior to the start of camp. Parent/guardian by June 5, Third session due by June 19, Fourth session due by
must also sign the medicine waiver/release form as well. July 3, Fifth session due by July 17 - Rangers sixth session due by
July 31. NEW - Don’t forget to sign up for WHO Camp by August 9.
12 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007
Camp Little Fort (3-5 yrs) Come hear different types of music, learn different types of dance,
and even make your very own instruments. Returning this summer is
our Kaleidoscope Idol! *n/c 7/4
2 wk sessions, M-F BEV Mon-Fr Ages 5-8 7/2-7/6* 1-4pm Reg by 6/5 #2038
Camp Little Fort is especially designed for pre- BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 7/2-7/6* 1-4pm Reg by 6/5 #2046
school children. In this camp, your child will
play, make crafts, hear stories, sing songs, and
make friends. A friendly, fun and accepting Wet ‘N’ Wild I
atmosphere will encourage your child to This week includes swimming, water games, and all sorts of wild, wet
have fun and relax. All activities are age appropriate. Three year olds fun. Please wear a swim suit and bring a towel and sunscreen every
must have already completed some preschool. This camp is for children day as well as a bag and change of clothes. Please label all clothing.
who have not yet entered kindergarten. Camp activity calendars will be BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 7/9-7/13 1-4pm Reg by 6/12 #2039
mailed before the start of each camp session. Children should wear sun BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 7/9-7/13 1-4pm Reg by 6/12 #2047
block to camp each day and bring a full water bottle, with their name
on it. Children must be potty trained. Space is limited, so register early
to reserve your spot for summer fun. All campers must be picked up
promptly at noon. Location: This camp is located at Bevier Park on York Callin’ All Sports Fans II
House Road. Full payment per session is due at registration. Miss out on our first session of sports, or just can’t get enough? Have
BEV M-F 6/18-6/29 9am-noon Reg by 5/21 #2204 fun in this session filled with all the sports we missed the first time!
BEV M-F 7/2-7-13* 9am-noon Reg by 6/4 #2205 We’ll explore sports and games popular in other parts of the world, as
BEV M-F 7/16-7/27 9am-noon Reg by 6/18 #2206 well as some extreme sports.
BEV M-F 7/30-8/10 9am-noon Reg by 7/3 #2207 BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 7/16-7/20 1-4pm Reg by 6/19 #2040
*No Camp 7/4 BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 7/16-7/20 1-4pm Reg by 6/19 #2051
Kaleidoscope Kids (5-12yrs) Super Scientists
$47/$55-*$39/$47 2 wk sessions, M-F Ever wondered why it’s warmer in the summer, or why ice cubes float?
Always wanted to make a volcano erupt? Then this week of science is
Don’t spend the summer sitting at home when you for you! Each day we will learn something new about the world around
can have the time of your life at one of these us by conducting our very own science experiments.
weekly camps. Each week we offer a new camp expe- BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 7/23-7/27 1-4pm Reg by 6/26 #2041
rience sure to spark your interests. All five year-olds BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 7/23-7/27 1-4pm Reg by 6/26 #2048
must have completed Kindergarten in order to register. All
camp sessions include arts and craft activities, group games, and
water activities. Therefore bring your towels and swim suits as sched- Wet ‘N’ Wild II
uled. Full payment per session is required at registration. Swimming One more week dedicated to what kids love most about summer, swimming
will not take place this summer, with the exception of Wet n’ Wild and water fun! More games and activities to keep your youngster cool.
camps. After-Care is no longer provided for this camp. This camp will Please have your child wear a swim suit and bring a towel and sunscreen
be held at Bevier Park on Yorkhouse Road. Note: Themes and plans every day as well as a bag and change of clothes. Please label all clothing.
are subject to change. BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 7/30-8/3 1-4pm Reg by 7/3 #2042
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 7/30-8/3 1-4pm Reg by 7/3 #2049
All About Art
Get ready to be creative! We will learn different painting and drawing
techniques take a look at some works by famous artists and make our Kitchen Express DAY CAMPS
very own masterpieces. Have a little helper at home who loves to help you cook? This week is fun
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 6/18-6/22 1-4pm Reg by 5/22 #2036 with food from all around the world. Learn quick yummy recipes to share
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 6/18-6/22 1-4pm Reg by 5/22 #2044 with the whole family. You’ll even get to take home your very own cook-
book from recipes made throughout the week.
Callin’ All Sports Fans I BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 8/6-8/10 1-4pm Reg by 7/10 #2043
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 8/6-8/10 1-4pm Reg by 7/10 #2050
Got a little athlete running about? Have them join Kaleidoscope Kids
for this week of sports and games. We will play everything from base-
ball to soccer to card games and more!
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 5-8 6/25-6/29 1-4pm Reg by 5/22 #2037
BEV Mon-Fri Ages 9-12 6/25-6/29 1-4pm Reg by 5/22 #2045
www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 13
DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007
Before and After Camp Care
Belvidere Park Explorers
Register in advance: In an effort to accommodate those parents who
may need to drop off their children prior to 9 am or arrange pick-up after (6-12 yrs)
4pm, the Waukegan Park District offers the option of before and after care 2 wk sessions, M-F
at the Belvidere Recreation Center and the Jane Addams Center. This is
Do you need somewhere really cool to hang
only offered to those children in Bowen Park Rangers and Belvidere Park
out over the summer? Discover these special-
Explorers and teen camps. Youths enrolled will be supervised and will par-
ty camps that can help enhance campers skills
ticipate in table games and low-key organized activities during the time
and or interest through daily projects, games, crafts,
listed below. Space is limited. Please register early! We cannot take
swimming, and/or trips. Activities in each camp session repeat
campers registered for other camps. Only Rangers and Explorer campers
some activities in their second themed session. Remaining balances
are permitted to register for this extended care program. You must pay
for each session are due by that session’s registration deadline. 6
the full Extended Care fee even if you drop your child off 10 minutes prior
year olds must have completed 1st grade.
to the start of camp. (No Exceptions) Your name will be place on a wait-
ing list if a session is full and you will be called if an opening becomes
available. You must register for the extended care camp at the camp loca- Sports of all Sorts
tion in which you are registered for. Child may only attend session regis- Our specialty sports camp features both team and individual sports
tered for, am and pm sessions are considered separate sessions. designed to teach children sportsmanship and team ethics. Explore
Rangers Before Care $30 per 2-wk session soccer, volleyball, badminton, tennis, golf, track and field, as well as
S1 JAC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 7–9am Reg by 5/21 #2924 other games and activities. Field trips will focus on sports interests.
S2 JAC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6 (n/c 7/4) 7–9am Reg by 6/4 #2925 S1 BRC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 9am-4pm Reg by 5/21 #2950
S3 JAC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 7–9am Reg by 6/18 #2926 S4 BRC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 9am-4pm Reg by 7/2 #2953
S4 JAC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 7–9am Reg by 7/2 #2927
S5 JAC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 7–9am Reg by 7/16 #2928 Natural Wonders
S6 BRC Mon-Fri 8/20-8/24* 7–9am Reg by 7/30 #2929 Explore recreational opportunities available in our surrounding environ-
*1 week camp at BRC is $15 for Before Care & $15 for After Care ment. Learn to support nature and ecology while enjoying its many
natural resources. Trips to Lake County Forest Preserve, IL. Beach State
Rangers After Care $30 per 2-week session Park and Bowen Park are just the beginning of a fun-filled adventure.
S1 JAC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 4-6pm Reg by 5/21 #2930 Highlights include nature-oriented excursions, hiking on nature trails
S2 JAC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6 (n/c 7/4) 4-6pm Reg by 6/4 #2931 and canoeing at Bevier Park.
S3 JAC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 4-6pm Reg by 6/18 #2932 S2 BRC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6* 9am-4pm Reg by 6/4 #2951
S4 JAC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 4-6pm Reg by 7/2 #2933 S5 BRC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 9am-4pm Reg by 7/16 #2954
S5 JAC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 4-6pm Reg by 7/16 #2934 *No camp 7/4
S6 BRC Mon-Fri 8/20-8/24* 4-6pm Reg by 7/30 #2935
*1 week camp at BRC is $15 for Before Care & $15 for After Care Arts in the Park
Discover the fine arts! Spend your days enjoying music, dance and
Explorers Before Care $30 per 2-wk session drama. You'll also have the opportunity to work with clay, paints, fab-
S1 BRC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 7–9am Reg by 5/21 #2940 rics and paper mache to create a masterpiece of your own. Each week,
S2 BRC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6 (n/c 7/4) 7–9am Reg by 6/4 #2941 field trips will be planned to help you discover the arts in the Chicago
S3 BRC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 7–9am Reg by 6/18 #2942 or Milwaukee area, as well as enjoying a children's play at the Jack
S4 BRC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 7–9am Reg by 7/2 #2943 Benny Center.
S5 BRC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 7–9am Reg by 7/16 #2944 S3 BRC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 9am-4pm Reg by 6/18 #2952
Explorers After Care $30 per 2-week session
S1 BRC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 4-6pm Reg by 5/21 #2945
S2 BRC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6 (n/c 7/4) 4-6pm Reg by 6/4 #2946 Applications Are Currently Being Accepted for
S3 BRC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 4-6pm Reg by 6/18 #2947 Summer Day Camp Positions
S4 BRC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 4-6pm Reg by 7/2 #2948 Positions include: Head Counselor, Counselor and Before/After Care
S5 BRC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 4-6pm Reg by 7/16 #2949 Counselors. Please call 847-360-4708 for complete information on the
-Registering for only one option does not allow you to split mornings and
afternoons. If you require both, you must register for both options.
-There is a $7.00 late fee for every fifteen minutes of tardiness after 6pm.
-If there is an emergency you may call the Belvidere Recreation Center at
*1 week camp at BRC is $15 Before Care & $15 for After Care.
-Teen Camp participants may sign up for Explorer Before and After Care
14 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
DAY CAMPS SUMMER 2007
Bowen Park NEW! Teen Quest Camp
Rangers: 5-12 yrs
$ See Price Below
Don’t want to hang out at home, but want to have an awesome
Summer’s back and sure to be a time over the summer? Then this is the place that you will want to
blast at this exciting day camp be! During this action packed adventure camp, you will have excit-
site! Become a Bowen Park Ranger
ing things to do like swim, play sports, get involved in the com-
and enjoy activities like sports and
munity, and take adventurous field trips like canoeing, biking, hik-
games, crafts, nature hikes, swim-
ing, and more... Don’t let this summer opportunity pass you by.
ming, canoeing, trips, and outdoor
Sign up for one or all camps. Each session will offer a different
cooking. Campers must bring a sack
experience, however some activities may repeat! Be sure to bring a
lunch and beverage daily, except on
Fridays when staff will cook for you. lunch, swimsuit, sunscreen and an adventurous attitude!
Five year olds MUST have already com- Before and After Care is available for this program.
pleted Kindergarten. Activities will BRC 6/11-6/22 9am-4pm Reg By 5/21 #2970
vary each session and are based on BRC 6/25-7/6** 9am-4pm Reg By 6/4 #2971
weather conditions. Remaining balance
BRC 7/9-7/20 9am-4pm Reg By 6/18 #2972
for each session are due by that session’s registration deadline.
BRC 7/23-8/3 9am-4pm Reg By 7/2 #2973
S1 JAC Mon-Fri 6/11-6/22 9am-4pm Reg by 5/21 $148/$178 #2955
BRC 8/6-8/17 9am-4pm Reg By 7/18 #2974
S2 JAC Mon-Fri 6/25-7/6** 9am-4pm Reg by 6/4 $134/$161 #2956
** No Camp on 7/4; Session 2 is $186/$231
S3 JAC Mon-Fri 7/9-7/20 9am-4pm Reg by 6/18 $148/$178 #2957
S4 JAC Mon-Fri 7/23-8/3 9am-4pm Reg by 7/2 $148/$178 #2958
S5 JAC Mon-Fri 8/6-8/17 9am-4pm Reg by 7/16 $148/$178 #2959
S6 BRC Mon-Fri 8/20–8/24*** 9am-4pm Reg by 7/30 $74/$89 #2960
**No camp 7/4
***Shortened Session held at the Belvidere Recreation Center
Counselors In Training (13-16 yrs) $150/$175
Have you been dreaming of being a camp counselor since you were a
camper? Are you ready to start training for the job? Becoming a CIT is
a big responsibility full of rewarding experiences. In the CIT program
you will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills such as behavior
management, basic first aid, leadership skills, team-building, camp
games and crafts through training and hands on activities with
campers. While training, you will also have the opportunity to practice
skills by assisting with young campers.
If CIT’s wish to volunteer at a camp, after the program is finished, a
site will be assigned to them. Sites are assigned based on need and
age requirements. Parents are responsible for taking CIT’s to and from
their site assignment at the designated time. A limited number of
applicants will be selected to participate in the CIT program.
Applications can be obtained at BRC. Deadline for applications is March DAY CAMPS
30. Before or after care is NOT available for the CIT program or while
the CIT’s are volunteering.
BRC M-F 6/18-6/22 9am-4pm #2920
www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 15
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
Rec n’ Read Program Free
The Waukegan Public Library’s Bookmobile and the Waukegan Park District have joined together to bring you this exciting program.
Rec n' Read will use established bookmobile stops to provide recreational opportunities to children in targeted neighborhoods. Children will be
able to check out books and participate in organized games and craft activities all at the same time for no cost at all! So join us at your neigh-
borhood stop for a fun-filled afternoon.
Rec n’ Read Program Stops
Whispering Oak Apts. Tue May 8 & 22 3:30-4:45pm
Northgate Apts. Wed May 9 & 23 5:30-6pm
Country Lane Park Thu May 10 & 24 3:30-4:30pm
Westwood Apts. Fri May 11 & 25 3:30-4:30pm
If our stops are not near you, do not worry, we will be back in the fall at four different sites. For more information call (847)360-4700
CHILDREN’S CONNECTION ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
— Learning Experiences for Young Children, Ages 3-5
*September 4, 2007 – May 23 2008, Jane Addams Center - Bowen Park
*Dates subject to change
This Early Childhood program is designed with a focus on providing Payment arrangements can be made when any other financial aid is
children with quality learning experiences through age appropriate available to the participant (e.g….where payments made by a third
activities that will foster each child’s social, emotional, physical, and party such as the state). Participants must speak with Mike Mayfield
cognitive development. Activities are structured where children can 847-360-4710, to set up these arrangements.
interact with classmates on an individual basis as well as within a
group. They are also designed to encourage creativity through songs, 2007-2008 Children’s Connection Schedule
music, books, and art, as well as promoting self-confidence through
3 yrs - Two Day Program
$93/$109 Monthly Payment
independent play. Large motor skill activities will be incorporated
into the program by exploring the outdoors and through physical play
within our enclosed playground. Small motor skill activities will JAC Tue/Thu 9/4-5/22 9-11:30am Reg Ongoing #2134
include cutting, coloring, tracing and more. Free choice play learning
stations include science, dramatic play, large & small blocks, comput-
4-5 yrs - Three Day Program
$165/$193 Monthly Payment
ers, and literacy activities. A nutritious snack will also be provided
halfway through the class.
JAC Mon, Wed, Fri 9/5-5/23* 9am-12pm Reg Ongoing #2135
Enrollment Procedures *n/c 9/3
All children must meet age requirements: To enroll in a 3 year old class,
child must turn 3 by September 1, 2007. To enroll in a 4 year old class, NEW! Children’s Connection for 2 Year Olds
$60/$66 Per Session
child must turn 4 by September 1, 2007. A copy of a birth certificate is
required as proof of age for all classes. All children enrolled must be
toilet trained by the 1st day of class. All forms for enrollment must be Want to get your child ready for preschool or summer camp? Join us for
returned to the Belvidere Recreation Center before the first day of the this special program that will better prepare children for learning and
child’s class. Don’t forget to pick up your parent handbook. social experiences. This class will focus on social, motor, language, and
cognitive skills through music, books, and creative activities. To enroll,
Registrations will be accepted as long as there are openings in class- child must turn 2 by September 1, 2007. This program does not
es, and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration require your child(ren) to be toilet trained.
is accepted only at the Belvidere Recreation Center, 412 South Lewis Fall Session
Ave, Waukegan, IL. Mail-in registrations will not be accepted. The JAC Tue/Thu 9/18/07-10/25/07 1-2:30pm Reg by 9/12 #2367
registration fee of $40/$44 and first and last months tuition must Winter Session
be paid at the time of registration. Tuition payments are to be made JAC Tue/Thu 1/15/08-2/21/08 1-2:30pm Reg by 1/9 #2377
on the first of each month. Fees are based on the number of school Spring Session
days in the preschool year divided into 9 monthly payments.
JAC Tue/Thu 3/11/08-4/24/08* 1-2:30pm Reg by 3/07 #2387
*n/c 3/25, 3/27
16 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
Bevier After School Experience (B.A.S.E.)
(K-5th Grades,pm kindergarten only) Registration fee of $10
A quality after-school program for your child.
Registration accepted ONLY at Belvidere Recreation
Center. Programs held at Bevier Park Center.
Bevier Before School 7-9am $108/month #2765
Bevier After School (early release)
2:30-6pm $185/month #2766
Bevier After School (late release)
3:30-6pm $165/month #2767
Coming for the 2007/2008 School Year!
Belvidere Before School 7-9am $108/month #2768
Belvidere After School (early release)
2:30-6pm $185/month #2769
Belvidere After School (late release)
3:30-6pm $165/month #2770
Your child will be in the care of highly qualified child care professionals
while learning, playing, and relaxing at the before and after school pro-
grams. Activities include help with homework, a snack, crafts, play time, No programs on school holidays or any day students do not attend
sports, nature activities, and more! If your child attends McCall School, school. Please see W.H.O. Trips for programs offered on those days.
a staff member will walk them to and from school. For children who More information will be provided upon registration regarding half-
attend other schools, parents will need to make arrangements with First days. Call 847-360-4700 for more information.
Student bus service to pick up and deliver students to either the Bevier
Center or Belvidere Recreation Center. Bevier Center is located at 2255 W. Yorkhouse Road.
Belvidere Recreation Center is located at 412 S. Lewis Avenue.
The cost of this program is broken down depending on the time your
child is released from their respective school: First and last months Registration begins May 1, 2007 for 2007/2008 school year.
tuition is due at registration.
Abracadabra! It’s Magic (5-14 yrs) $16/$18
IPRA Teen Overnight Canoe Trip
Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn fascinat-
(Grades 6-12) $82/$90
ing tricks from a professional magician! Amaze friends and family
with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading and more! Join teens from all over Illinois on this Illinois Park and Recreation
All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take Association sponsored Teen Canoe Trip. Paddle a 21-mile scenic sec-
home. Children are grouped by ages. Children can sign up for multi- tion of the Wisconsin River, northwest of Madison. On the first day,
ple classes as new tricks are taught each class. we will canoe 12 miles and set up camp along the river. The second
BRC Wed 6/27 5:15-6:10pm Reg by 6/20 #2874 day we will pack up and paddle the final 9 mile stretch. Price
includes transportation, canoe rental, T-shirt, and meals on the river;
however, we will be stopping on the way to and from the river to eat
Little Poms (Grades 1-5) so please bring extra money for these meals. You will need to bring a
Have a child that can’t wait to be a cheerleader? Then this is the sleeping bag and personal items as well.
class for them! Take all that restless energy and put it into this Limited spaces available, register early! We will meet at BRC early
exciting class that will teach them basic cheers, motions, jump and morning on Wednesday, 8/9, and return in the evening on Thursday,
dance moves, all while showing their spirit and gaining confidence. 8/10. Detailed information will be available closer to the trip date.
BRC Thu 6/21-7/26 4-5pm Reg by 6/14 #2884 BRC Wed-Thu 8/8-8/9 Reg by 7/14 #2009
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BOWEN PARK PLAYGROUND
Bowen Park Playground Gets Extreme Makeover for 2007
The Bowen Park Playground located at 1800 North
Sheridan, is undergoing a complete transformation this
summer. In order to expedite construction of the new
playground, demolition of the existing structures began
during the last week of March. The new playground has
been redesigned to provide accessibility to all and create
a safe and challenging play environment. The new layout
will have a similar footprint to the existing park, but a
new theme. The playground will incorporate the natural
environment into the play environment and be called
The planned layout will consist of a series of tiered play
areas arranged on the hillside in Bowen Park. Some of the
play equipment is custom designed and will be found
exclusively in Bowen Park. Each play area represents a
part of a forest ecosystem. At the top will be the
Squirrels’ Nest/lookout towers, representing the forest
canopy. Children will be able to climb and crawl through
fully enclosed rope suspension bridges between elevated
towers as if they were squirrels.
The area between the forest canopy and forest floor will
be packed full of activities including a spider web climber,
an owl overlook, a log to crawl through and swings. A
highlight in the play area will be the dual 40’ long tunnel slides from the Forest Tower Play Structure to the forest floor.
The lower part of the playground represents the forest floor. Children will be able to splash in the water, observe animal footprints,
sit on a fungi bench and play beneath giant trillium.
Around the perimeter of the playground will be a 10-station exercise trail to provide activities for parents. Additional features include
an outdoor stage for outdoor classroom discussions, as well as benches and interpretive signs, which will be provided to discuss the
forest and its ecosystem.
The playground renovation is being partially funded from the State of Illinois Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development
(OSLAD) grant program.
18 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
The Boys & Girls Club of Lake County mission is to inspire and enable all young people
to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.The Club
administers programs in a cross-cultural environment that promotes self-esteem, team-
work and responsible community commitment, for young people, ages 6-18.
OUR SCHEDULE FOR 2007 At the Boys & Girls Club of Lake County
The Boys & Girls Club of Lake County, Genesee
We’re Not Just Playing Around!
Unit, is open Monday through Thurs from
TeenREACH -An all encompassing program that links kids
Programs for Youth Ages 6–18
2:30pm to 8pm, Friday from 6-8pm
to staff mentors in order to improve grades, behavior and
The Keller Unit, open Monday through Friday school attendance.
Stop by the Club at anytime during these hours
-Power Hour (all ages)
Education & Career
to register your son or daughter ages 6-18. -CareerLaunch
The annual membership fee is $5.00. -Scholarships
-Science and Discovery
Boys & Girls Club of Lake County at the
-Keystone Club (14-18 yrs)
WPD Community Recreation Center Leadership & Character
724 South Genesee
-Torch Club (11-13 yrs)
Waukegan, IL 60085
-Youth of the Year
847-249-4878 or 847-406-4667
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Fax 847-249-9644 or 847-406-4671
Visit our web site at www.bgclc.com -Smart Moves (6-10 yrs)
Health & Life Skills
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8171,Waukegan, IL 60079 -Street Smart (11-13 yrs)
-Smart Girls (11-16 yrs)
Boys & Girls Club of Lake County located -Youth for Unity (all ages)
just behind Holy Family Church
450 Keller Avenue -Dance & Drama
Waukegan, IL 60085 -Painting & Drawing
847-775-7965 -Arts & Crafts
-Basketball, Soccer, Foosball, Football, Baseball,Volleyball,Triple
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Wonder What You Can Do to
Help The Boys & Girls Club of Play and more!
Lake County? All above programs are offered throughout the year.Times to be announced.
We are continually raising funds to further
improve and expand our service to the community.
You can help by giving a financial donation or
volunteer and work with our kids. If you, or a
friend are interested in helping the Boys & Girls
Club of Lake County, please give us a call!
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Howard E. Ganster Pool (HGP)
416 S. Lewis Ave 847-360-4781
Regular Season: June 9–August 19
Open Swim Adult Lap Swim
Mon, Wed, Fri 1-7:30pm Mon, Wed, Fri 8-9am
Tue, Thu 1-6pm Tue, Thu 8:30-9:30am
Sat, Sun 12-7pm Mon, Wed 6-7:30pm 1 lane only
Soak Up the Savings! For the safety and enjoyment of all our patrons,
Cheap Wednesdays in August please remember:
Each Wednesday during August, during open hours, you will be admit- • Children under eight years must be accompanied by a parent or adult
ted into Howard E. Ganster Pool for only $1.50. Don’t miss the great 18 years or older at all times in and out of the water at the pool.
savings. 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 • Glass items of any kind are not permitted.
• Only U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are permitted, and only
Summer Kick Off Special–June 9 with parental/adult supervision.
Help us kick off the summer with a special admission price of $3 per per- • The lifeguards are there for your safety. Please follow their instructions.
son all day at the pool. Come join us on our first day of the season! We • If you have any questions regarding any aspect of our aquatic facility,
will have games, prizes, and other fun things to do for the whole family! please do not hesitate to talk to one of our friendly aquatic staff
Friday Night Movie
Bring your float toys, relax, and enjoy a kid friendly movie on the big Swim Suits Required
screen! Kids are $3, and all parents get in free when accompanied by a Health Department regulations stipulate that patrons must wear swim-
paying child. Call the Ganster Pool or Belvidere Rec. Center for times. suits in public swimming pools. Swimsuits are made of nylon, lycra or a
6/29 – Ice Age; 7/29 - Cars; 8/17 – Toy Story combination of these fabrics and have a LINER! Patrons are not allowed
to swim in underwear, cut-off shorts, sweat pants, etc. Children in dia-
Family Day pers must wear tight fitting plastic pants over the diaper. T-shirts may
Spend quality time with your family at our pool on July 21. Enjoy not be worn while swimming except for medical reasons. Please keep
games and relay races as you save money! Parents may enter the pool this in mind as you are preparing to visit the pool. Patrons without
for only $2 each, when accompanied by their children who pay regular proper swimwear will not be allowed into the facilities.
admission or have a season pass.
Saturday Two-for-One Special Uncontrollable conditions will occasionally prevent the facility from
After 5pm on Saturdays, bring a friend and you will receive two-for-one opening or cause them to close before the regularly scheduled closing
admission into the pool. So bring your friend and have a splashing times. When this occurs, the manager will make a decision on whether
good time. or not to reopen the facility at consistent checkpoints throughout the
day. These checkpoints will be at 3pm and 5pm for Howard E. Ganster
Rain-Out Card Pool.
If the manager has to close the facility due to rain or thunderstorms, Facilities will close early if:
rain-out cards will be distributed to all patrons in the facility. The card • There is a threat of violent weather, lightning is sighted or thunder
is good for the 2007 summer season and allows you to enter the pool heard.
another day for only $2.25. • The air temperature drops to 65° F or less.
• There is a strong, steady rain for 30 minutes.
“Too Cool Days” • There is a mechanical failure or the pool water is chemically
Don’t let those unseasonably cool summer days keep you from enjoying imbalanced.
a relaxing swim at Ganster Pool. When the temperature drops, so does • The number of patrons drops below 10 for one hour.
the admission fee! If the temperature drops to 72 degrees or less, the
admission fee drops to $3. Call the Bank of Waukegan weather line at
847-249-1500 to verify the temperature.
20 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
Single Admission Fees Pool Rentals
Lap Open Evening Howard Ganster Pool Resident Non-Resident
3 yrs & younger - Free Free Main Pool Only $84/hr $89/hr
Main & Wading Pools $95/hr $100/hr
4 yrs & older - $3.75 $2.75 Wading Pool Only $42/hr $42/hr
Adult Lap Swim Only $3 - - Rental Deposit $50
Call 847-360-4700 for more info.
Open Swim Family Passes
Purchasing a family pass is the best way for frequent swimmers to SWIM LESSONS INFORMATION
enjoy open swim at the pool this summer. Our passes are very inexpen-
sive and can be easily tailored to fit the needs of your family. Swim Lessons brought to you by the Waukegan Park District, empha-
Our pass pricing system allows you to purchase a family pass for any size water safety and enhance swimming abilities.
number of persons in the same immediate family. We also offer you Instruction is available for infants through adults
three different rates to fit your family’s circumstances. You may pur- For Your Benefit
chase a family pass at our pre-season discount rates, pay our regular
season rates, or wait and buy a family pass at our mid-season rates and • Our instructors are well trained and friendly
enjoy the second half of the season with great savings! • Low student/instructor ratios mean more individualized
Family passes can be purchased at the Belvidere Recreation Center instruction.
from May 1 at the pre-season rate. Beginning May 21, passes will be • A lesson coordinator monitors lessons to ensure quality
sold at the regular season rate until July 8. July 9 passes can be pur-
chased at the mid-season rate. Please have all family members present
at the time of purchase for Pass I.D. pictures. Lost passes can be easily • Registration the Belvidere Recreation Center, Jack Benny Center
replaced at the Belvidere Recreation Center for $5. and The Field House at Hinkston Park is convenient and easy.
• Skill level and age are considered for the proper placement
Open Swim Family Pass Fees of swimmers.
AFTER AFTER • All of our swimming lessons are Hearts N Parks certified.
TYPE OF PASS PRE-SEASON MAY 18 JULY 5 We offer morning and evening swim lessons on weekdays, as well as
Resident - 1 $55 $63 $33 Saturdays for your convenience. Morning and evening lessons meet twice
Resident - 2 $76 $88 $46 a week for four weeks. Saturday lessons meet six consecutive weeks.
Resident - 3 $97 $121 $57 Session I: 6/18-7/12 Reg by 6/17
Resident - 4 $122 $134 $67 Session II: 7/16-8/9 Reg by 7/15
Resident - 5 $143 $158 $79 Saturdays: 6/16-7/28 Reg by 6/15
$10 for each additional person in the same family We will have lessons on Wednesday July 4. No class 7/21 due to
AFTER AFTER Youth Triathlon (see page 10).
TYPE OF PASS PRE-SEASON MAY 18 JULY 5
Non-Resident - 1 $64 $77 $39 Private Lessons
Non-Resident - 2 $92 $105 $52 Our private swim lessons are great for the person who wants one-on-one
Non-Resident - 3 $111 $134 $66 instruction. The class is designed for people of all levels and anyone 3
Non-Resident - 4 $146 $161 $79 years and older. The private lesson consists of five half-hour classes. Call
Non-Resident - 5 $173 $190 $94 the Swim Lesson Coordinator, 847-360-4700, to schedule a lesson(s).
$10 for each additional person in the same family
$60 per person (2 person max per class) AQUATICS
Adult Lap Swim Pass Learn how to swim with a friend! Semi-Private lessons are designed for
Residents: $48 Non-Residents: $59 two or three individuals. Anyone 3 years and older of any swim back-
Senior Residents: $31 Senior Non-Residents: $37 ground can register. The class will be adapted to the student’s needs. The
semi-private program consists of five half-hour classes. Call the Swim
Discount Coupon Card Lesson Coordinator, 847-360-4700, to schedule a lesson(s).
If your family attends our pool regularly during the summer but doesn’t
come often enough to purchase a family pool pass, you should consider
this money-saving alternative. It is a punch card with seven admis-
sions. Our Discount Card allows your children to come to our pool with-
out bringing money for admission. They are perfect for children’s par-
ties, and provide a real savings for groups
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Parent with Infant/Toddler Swim Class TURTLES
(6 months–3 yrs) $45/$49 Youth Swim Lessons Level I (6-16 yrs) $49/$54
Saturday 6 class sessions *No class 7/21 *$40/$44 Saturday 6 class sessions *No class 7/21 *$43/$48
Help your child adjust to water, which is a key factor in becoming a If your child has little or no swimming skills, this class will help them
confident swimmer. In addition to the instructor, parents accompany adjust to the aquatic environment. This class focuses on water adjust-
their children in the water to assist in their child’s learning experience. ment and covers these basic skills: breath control, floating, kicking,
The class incorporates songs and games to aid the learning process. beginner stroke, introduction to freestyle stroke and safety techniques.
Grandparents are welcome too! HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 9-9:45am #7100
HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 11:30am-12pm #7200 HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 11-11:45am #7101
HGP Tue/Thu 6/19-7/12 6-6:30pm #7201 HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 9-9:45am #7102
HGP Tue/Thu 7/17-8/9 6-6:30pm #7202 HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 10-10:45am #7103
JELLYFISH HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 11-11:45am #7104
Preschool 1 Swim Lessons (3-5 yrs) $45/$49 HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 12-12:45pm #7105
*Saturday 6 class sessions *No class 7/21 *$40/$44
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 12-12:45pm #7106
This class is for children who have little or no swimming skills. The focus in HGP Tue/Thu 6/19-7/12 6:45-7:30pm #7107
this class is on water adjustment and FUN! Skills to be covered are blowing HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 9-9:45am #7108
bubbles, kicking, floating, beginner stroke and safety techniques. HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 10-10:45am #7109
HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 10-10:30am #7203 HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 11-11:45am #7110
HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 11:30am-12pm #7204 HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 12-12:45pm #7112
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 10-10:30am #7205 HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 12-12:45pm #7113
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 10:45-11:15am #7206
HGP Tue/Thu 7/17-8/9 6:45-7:30pm #7114
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 11:30am-12pm #7207
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 12:15-12:45pm #7208
HGP Tue/Thu 6/19-7/12 6-6:30pm #7209
HGP Tue/Thu 6/19-7/12 6:30-7pm #7210 Youth Swim Lessons Level II (6-16 yrs)
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 10-10:30am #7211 Saturday 6 class sessions *No class 7/21 *$43/$48
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 10:45-11:15am #7212 This class is for children who have completed Youth Swim Lessons Level
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 11:30am-12pm #7213 I or have some swimming ability such as, being comfortable in deep
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 12:15-12:45pm #7214 water and able to swim freestyle stroke for 15 yards without help. This
HGP Tue/Thu 7/17-8/9 6-6:30pm #7215 class focuses on increasing swimming endurance and more confidence
HGP Tue/Thu 7/17-8/9 6:30-7pm #7216 in deep water. Skills to be covered are perfecting rhythmic breathing,
freestyle stroke, introduction to backstroke, treading water and safety
HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 10-10:45am #7115
Preschool 1I Swim Lessons (3-5 yrs)
*Saturday 6 class sessions *No class 7/21 *$40/$44
HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 11-11:45am #7116
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 9-9:45am #7117
This class is for children who have either completed the Preschool I HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 10-10:45am #7118
class or have some swimming ability, such as floating, beginner
stroke for five yards without help, and feel comfortable in deep water. HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 12-12:45pm #7119
The focus in this class is building up your child’s endurance. Skills to HGP Tue/Thu 6/19-7/12 6:45-7:30pm #7120
be covered are introduction to rhythmic breathing, freestyle stroke, HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 9-9:45am #7121
swimming on the back and safety techniques. HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 10-10:45am #7122
HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 10-10:30am #7217
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 12-12:45pm #7123
HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 11:30-12pm #7218
HGP Tue/Thu 7/17-8/9 6:45-7:30pm #7124
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 10-10:30am #7219
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 10:45-11:15am #7220
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 11:30am-12pm #7221
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 10-10:30am #7222
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 10:45-11:15am #7223
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 11:30am-12pm #7224
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SEA HORSES LIFEGUARD TRAININGS
Youth Swim Lessons Level III (6-16 yrs) $49/$54 Jr. Lifeguard Camp (12-15yrs) $125/$150
Saturday 6 class sessions *No class 7/21 $43/$48 Lifeguard camp is back this year and it’s better than ever! Have fun in
the sun and learn lifesaving skills such as the basics of CPR, First-Aid,
This class is for children who have either completed Youth Swim water safety, and rescue techniques. The last day of camp will be a
Lessons Level II or have good freestyle and backstroke skills. This class field trip to Hurricane Harbor. Participants will receive a tank top,
will concentrate on endurance swimming and learning new strokes. whistle and lanyard. This is not a certification, but will provide campers
Skills to be covered include breaststroke, elementary backstroke and with the basic foundations and knowledge to become a future
safety techniques. Lifeguard.
HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 9-9:45am #7125 HGP Mon-Fri 7/23-7/27 9am-2pm Reg by 7/11 #7401
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 9-9:45am #7126
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 11-11:45am #7127
Lifeguard Certification (16yrs & older) $150/$175
HGP Tue/Thu 6/19-7/12 7-7:45pm #7128
Learn the essential skills necessary to become a lifeguard through
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 9-9:45am #7129
Waukegan Park District and Jeff Ellis and Associates. Course will cover
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 11-11:45am #7130 lifeguard training, first aid, CPR, supplemental oxygen, and AED.
HGP Tue/Thu 7/17-8/9 7-7:45pm #7131 Training will focus on spotting and preventing aquatic emergencies
using the EA 10/20 Rule. Upon successful completion, participants will
DOLPHINS receive a National Pool & Waterpark Lifeguard license.
Prerequisites include 100 yard swim, 10lb brick retrieval, and treading
Swim Lessons Level IV (6-16 yrs)
*Saturday 6 class sessions *No class 7/21 *$43/$48
water for 1 minute, and complete all reading material and online
assignment prior to first class.
If your child has completed Youth Level III or can demonstrate good HGP Mon 6/11 3-4pm Reg by 6/4
breaststroke skills, they are now ready for Youth Level IV. This class focuses Mon-Fri 6/25-6/29 11am-5pm #7402
on perfecting the breaststroke and introducing competitive swimming. New Must attend Mon 6/11 for Pretest and to receive reading materials and
skills to be covered include competitive starts and turns, introduction to online assignment. Bring swim suit (1 piece for girls) and goggles.
butterfly and introduction to lifeguarding skills.
HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 9-9:45am #7132
HGP Mon/Wed 6/18-7/11 9-9:45am #7133 Adult Water Fitness!!!
HGP Tue/Thu 6/19-7/12 6-6:45pm #7134
Nice and Easy Water Exercise
HGP Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 9-9:45am #7135
HGP Tue/Thu 7/17-8/9 6-6:45pm #7136 (14 yrs & older)
Water Fitness is here this summer at the Ganster pool! Start getting
into great shape with this low impact water exercise class. This
Adult Swim Lesson (16 yrs & older)
*Saturday 6 class sessions *No class 7/21 *$46/$51
class is great for beginners or those that need to start out slow in
getting back into shape. Active older adults and seniors are wel-
While adult swim lessons follow the same progression as the Youth come! Participants must be comfortable in water up to their waist.
Swim Lessons program, the class proceeds at a rate of instruction that HGP Thu 6/28-8/9 10:30-11:15am Reg by 6/25 #7003
is comfortable for adults. Whether it is a person’s first class or simply
a stroke refinement lesson, the objective is to help the adult become a Aqua-Kix (14 yrs & older)
more proficient swimmer and enjoy the benefits of swimming. Want to get in great shape this summer? Aqua-kix is new class
HGP *Sat 6/16-7/28 9-9:45am #7000 that is like kickboxing under water. This high impact class will
push you aerobically and help tighten and tone using the resist-
HGP Tue/Thu 6/19-7/12 6-6:45pm #7001
HGP Tue/Thu 7/17-8/9 6-6:45pm #7002 ance of the water. This total body work-out is great for beginning
and advanced exercisers and recommended for both men and
women. Participants must be comfortable in water up to their
HGP Mon 6/25-8/6 6pm-6:45pm Reg by 6/21 #7005
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SPORTS & FITNESS
NEW! Youth Volleyball Skills & Drills Skate It Up – Workshop (5-11 yrs) $40/$45
(Grades 3-5) $40/$45 Are you ready to learn how to ride a skateboard the way Tony Hawk
SPROTS AND FITNESS
does? You will begin by learning the basic skills of balance, stance,
Improve your volleyball skills with 60 minutes of drills in setting, pass-
turning, pumping, braking, and stopping in edition to basic park riding
ing, overhand serving, and spiking. The lesson plan directs the use of
and park etiquette. Classes will take place at the Waukegan Park
self-mastery training and groups that help each student reach a new level.
District’s Skate Park located in Bowen Park.
FH Wed 4/25-6/6 4-5pm Reg by 4/23 #8390
FH Wed 6/13-8/1* 4-5pm Reg by 6/11 #8392
BSP Mon 6/18-7/16 Noon-2pm Reg by 6/11 #5403
*No Class 7/4
BSP Thu 7/26-8/23 Noon-2pm Reg by 7/19 #5404
NEW! Junior Volleyball Skills & Drills
(Grades 6-8) $40/$45 Skate It Up – Summer Skate Camp
Improve your volleyball skills with 60 minutes of drills in setting, pass- (5 yrs & older) $40/$45
ing, overhand serving and spiking. You will learn to overhand serve and
Have you already mastered riding a skateboard and dying to learn how
develop skills to play games. The lesson plan directs the use of self-
to grind, do lip tricks and flip tricks? Camp will take place at the
mastery training and groups that help each student reach a new level.
Waukegan Park District’s Skate Park located in Bowen Park.
FH Wed 4/25-6/6 5-6pm Reg by 4/23 #8391 BSP Tue-Fri 7/10-7/13 11:30am-2:30pmReg by 7/1 #5405
FH Wed 6/13-8/1* 5-6pm Reg by 6/11 #8393
*No Class 7/4
Waukegan Youth Sports Affiliates
NEW! Field House at Hinkston Park 3 on 3
NOTE: The Youth Sports Affiliates are independent agencies that are nei-
Basketball Tournament (9-18 yrs) ther an agent for nor under the direction of the Waukegan Park District.
The Waukegan Park District will be hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tourna- Youth Soccer
ment on Saturday June 9, 2007 at the brand new Field House at
Keep your hands to yourself and start using your head! It’s time
Hinkston Park. You will be guaranteed two games in this double elimi-
once again for a kick in the grass with the Waukegan Association for
nation tournament. The champions of each division will receive a t-
Youth Soccer. Spring leagues offers boys and girls the opportunity to
shirt. Registration will end the day of the tournament at 10am. Teams
learn the game, as well as what it takes to play fair and work as a
are encouraged to register early to reserve their spot. Only the first 8
team. For more information call Rodger Fajardo at 847-336-8259.
teams in each division will accepted.
Boys 9-11 FH Sat 6/23 11am Reg by 6/23 #8465 Youth Football
Boys 12-14 FH Sat 6/23 11am Reg by 6/23 #8466 The Waukegan Youth Football Association will be offering contact
Boys 15-18 FH Sat 6/23 11am Reg by 6/23 #8467 leagues in 2007. The association offers Waukegan-area youngsters
Girls 11-14 FH Sat 6/23 11am Reg by 6/23 #8468 the chance to learn the fundamentals of the grid-iron game, along
Girls 15-18 FH Sat 6/23 11am Reg by 6/23 #8469 with sportsmanship and teamwork. For more information call Keith
Grissett at 847-672-4104 or Annie K. May at 847-231-6537.
Skateboard Lessons (5 yrs & older) $40/$45
Learn the fundamentals of skateboarding, at one of the newest skate Youth Baseball
parks in the area, which is located at Bowen Park. The instructor is an The Waukegan Youth Baseball Association (WBA) provides six age lev-
experienced skater with several years of instruction under his belt. els for boys and girls to participate with two seasons; Mustang, Bronco
and Pony in 2007. Please contact Ken Mathis at 847-263-9705.
Registration will be held at the Field House:
BSP Mon 7/16-8/6 6-7:30pm Reg by 7/13 #5400
FH Fri 2/9, 6-8pm or Sat 2/10, 10am-1pm
Age Groups are:
BSP Tue 7/17-8/7 6-7:30pm Reg by 7/13 #5401
Pinto 7 & 8; Mustang 9 & 10; Bronco 11 & 12; Pony 13 & 14; Colt 15 &
Ages 12+Up 16; Palomino 17 & 18 (starts after conclusion of high school season).
BSP Wed 7/18-8/8 6-7:30pm Reg by 7/13 #5402
Younger players can play up a division based on their skills.
For more information call Caryn Clothier at 847-662-4381.
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SPORTS & FITNESS
Gymnastics Program (3-12 yrs) $35/$40 or
$64/$70 for both Mon/Tue
This program focuses on the basic fundamentals of the game. The basic
mechanics of throwing, catching, swinging a bat, and running bases
SPROTS AND FITNESS
will be taught without the pressure of intensive practices or games.
Here is a great way to learn the fundamentals of gymnastics. The for- Parents are strongly encouraged to join in the fun. A baseball glove is
mer Waukegan High School coach and an assistant will teach the class- required. No games will be played. Please register by June 11. Any
es. All skill levels welcomed and beginners are encouraged to come out questions, call Mike Wick at 847-782-3623.
and learn the basics. Sessions are four weeks long and meet once a
Ben Diamond Mon 6/18-8/6* 11am-noon #5010
week. You are welcome to participate in both but the fee doubles. The
class will be held at the Freshmen Center. Country Lane Park Mon 6/18-8/6* 6-7pm #5011
Tiny Tots (3-5yrs) Country Lane Park Tue 6/19-8/7* 11am-noon #5012
Fresh Ctr Mon 6/11-7/2 9-10am Reg by 6/9 #5550 Ben Diamond Wed 6/20-8/8* 11am-noon #5013
Fresh Ctr Tue 6/12-7/10* 9-10am Reg by 6/9 #5551 Upton Park Wed 6/20-8/8* 6-7pm #5014
Fresh Ctr Mon 7/9-7/30 9-10am Reg by 7/1 #5552 Country Lane Park Thu 6/21-8/9* 4-5pm #5015
Fresh Ctr Tue 7/10-7/31 9-10am Reg by 7/1 #5553 *No Class 7/2-7/5
Gymnastics (6-9yrs) T-Ball (6-7 yrs) $56/$61
Fresh Ctr Mon 6/11-7/2 10-11am Reg by 6/9 #5554 Players will learn field positions, proper throwing techniques, the prop-
Fresh Ctr Tue 6/12-7/10* 10-11am Reg by 6/9 #5555 er batting stance and other fundamentals of the game. Games will
Fresh Ctr Mon 7/9-7/30 10-11am Reg by 7/1 #5556 begin the week of July 16 between 5-7pm. Everyone will get a chance
Fresh Ctr Tue 7/10-7/31 10-11am Reg by 7/1 #5557 to bat. If you would like to volunteer as a coach, please call 847-782-
3623. Please register by June 11.
ART Gymnastics (10-12yrs) Ben Diamond Mon/Wed 6/18-8/8* 9-10am #5016
gettFresh Ctr Mon 6/11-7/2 11am-noon Reg by 6/9 #5558
Ben Diamond Mon/Wed 6/18-8/8* 10-11am #5017
enteFresh Ctr Tue 6/12-7/10* 11am-noon Reg by 6/9 #5559
Upton Park Mon/Wed 6/18-8/8* 5-6pm #5018
Upton Park Mon/Wed 6/18-8/8* 6-7pm #5019
Fresh Ctr Mon 7/9-7/30 11am-noon Reg by 7/1 #5560
Country Lane Park Tue/Thu 6/19-8/9* 9-10am #5020
Fresh Ctr Tue 7/10-7/31 11am-noon Reg by 7/1 #5561
Country Lane Park Tue/Thu 6/19-8/9* 10-11am #5021
NEW! Summer Track and Field (4-17 yrs) $30/$33
Country Lane Park Tue/Thu 6/19-8/9* 5-6pm #5022
Country Lane Park Tue/Thu 6/19-8/9* 6-7pm #5023
It is track season once again. Come to Weiss Field and participate in *No Class 7/2-7/5
field events, sprints, or distance events and be recognized for your
achievements. All participants must sign a waiver prior to participa-
tion. Meets will be held on Thursdays beginning July 12. Please regis-
T-Ball Clinic (4-7 yrs)
ter for the program by June 8. It is time to get ready for T-ball once again. The Waukegan Park
Weiss Field Tue/Thu 6/12-8/2* 6-7:15pm #5450 District will conduct a free clinic for boys and girls. There is no on-
site registration, please pre-register. Bring your glove and prepare to
*No Class 7/3, 7/5
have some fun.
Ben Diamond Sat 6/9 1-2:30pm #5024
T-Ball (4-5 yrs) $46/$50
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SPORTS & FITNESS
The Shorline Tennis Association presents a WHERE:TWIN CITY PARK
(Corner of 13th Street and Washinton Park)
SPROTS AND FITNESS
TENNIS WHEN:JUNE 2, 2007, 1-4PM
The Program is FREE for ages 4-18.
BLOCK PARTY The Shoreline Tennis Association also offers FREE basic
A Tennis Block Party, part of a nationwide effort created by tennis instructions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-
the United State Tennis Association (USTA) to help people get
8:30pm. These lessons are from June 12, 2007-August 9,
in shape, learn about tennis and have fun doing it. The
Tennis Block Party will offer tennis instruction, interactive
2007. All of the instructors are USPTA certified.
games and more. Raquets and balls will be available for use.
North Shore Basketball Camp (7-14 yrs) $79/$83
North Shore Basketball Camp is coming to Waukegan to teach YOU the
fundamentals of basketball. This week long camp will instruct campers on
the basic skill of basketball, dribbling, shooting, defense and team work.
Each camper will receive a T-shirt, squeeze bottle, basketball and certifi-
cate of completion. If that was not enough, former Indiana Pacer,
Everette Stephens will attend one day of camp to pass along his wisdom.
FH Mon-Fri 7/16-7/20 6-8pm Reg by 7/9 #7023
FH Mon-Fri 8/13-8/17 9-12:30pm Reg by 8/4 #7024
Chicago Bulls Basketball Camp (6-14 yrs) $199/$205
YOUTH & ADULT TENNIS
This camp is for boys and girls ages 6-14 yrs. Come learn the latest
techniques including: ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding Tennis Lessons (8-15 yrs & Adults)
and defense improving each player’s individual and team skill levels. It is summer time once again and it is time to break out the racquets.
The Chicago Bulls Academy will stress the importance of discipline, Come out and learn the fundamentals of tennis or sharpen your skills.
respect, and teamwork. This extraordinary basketball program will All skill levels are welcome.
help build the self esteem of every child, raise his or her game to a Beginners (8-11 yrs)
new level and create a fun experience that lasts a lifetime. Each par-
BEV Mon/Wed 6/11-7/11* 4-5pm #5250
ticipant will be given a individual player evaluation signed by Bulls
Training Academy coaching staff. Beginners/Intermediates (12-15 yrs)
Rookies (6-8 yrs) BEV Mon/Wed 6/11-7/11* 5-6pm #5251
FH Mon-Fri 7/30-8/3 8:30-11:30am #8440 *No Class 7/4
Veterans (9-14 yrs) Beginners (8-11 yrs)
FH Mon-Fri 7/30-8/3 1-4pm #8441 BEV Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 4-5pm #5252
Beginners/Intermediates (12-15 yrs)
White Sox Baseball Camp (7-14 yrs) $195/$200
BEV Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 5-6pm #5253
Adults (16 yrs & older)
The Chicago White Sox are coming to town to teach the fundamen-
BEV Mon/Wed 6/11-7/11* 6-7pm #5200
tals of baseball. The camp starts Monday and ends on Friday at beau-
tiful Grosche Field. Each participant will receive a pair of tickets to Adults (16 yrs & older)
three White Sox home games (restrictions apply), White Sox Training BEV Mon/Wed 7/16-8/8 6-7pm #5201
Center adjustable hat and T-Shirt. If you have any questions, call *No Class 7/4
Mike at 847-782-3623.
Grosche Field Mon-Fri 7/23-7/27 8:30-11:30am #5080
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SPORTS & FITNESS
YOUTH & ADULT MARTIAL ARTS ADULT TEAM SPORTS
SPROTS AND FITNESS
Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts) Men,Women, & Coed Softball Leagues
(6 yrs & older) $38/$40 (18 yrs & older) $475-$725/team
A 400 year old Afro-Brazilian art form originally developed as a method Waukegan Park District offers Men, Women, and Coed softball leagues
of expression and self defense by the African slaves in Brazil. Today, it’s with A & B divisions and a 16-inch league. The Men’s City
Brazil’s second largest sport after soccer. A distinctive blend of martial Championship is a double-elimination tournament with the winner
arts, dance, ritual, music with an emphasis on functional core strength, qualifying for the A.S.A. state tournament. Registration concludes in
flexibility and balance makes it an ideal workout for both young and May. Call Jay Lerner at 847-782-3622 to find out what league is best
old alike. It is designed to be practiced by those with very different for you. League fees vary.
levels of flexibility and strength. Capoeira essentially allows men, Tuesday Nights Men’s National “A” & Municipal “B” Reg by 5/6
women, children of all ages to express themselves through movement. Tuesday Nights Women’s “A” & “B” Reg by 5/6
BRC Mon/Wed 5/7-7/2* 7-8:30pm Reg by 5/6 #8191 Wednesday Night Women’s 11 inch Reg by 5/6
BRC Mon/Wed 7/9-8/29* 7-8:30pm Reg by 7/7 #8192 Wednesday Night Men’s 16 inch Reg by 5/6
Thursday Nights Men’s Continental “A” & Central “B” Reg by 5/6
Friday Nights Men’s Little Fort “A” & Little Fort “B” Reg by 5/6
Tiny Tigers (3-6 yrs) Sunday Evenings Coed Capitol “A” & Central “B” Reg by 5/6
We can help your preschooler develop and improve motor skills, coordi- • Men and women leagues start the week of May 14.
nation, social and emotional skills in this class. We place an emphasis • Coed leagues start Sunday June 3.
on building attention and cognitive development. Our reward system • Please look for the Fall Softball information in our Fall Brochure
helps build self-esteem and confidence as we teach that “every kid is a
winner” and “every kid is special.” NEW! Adult Volleyball Leagues
FH Sat 6/9-8/11* 9-9:45am Reg by 5/19 #8185
FH Sat 6/9-8/11* 9:45-10:30am Reg by 5/19 #8186 (18 yrs & older)
FH Sat 8/25-10/13 9-9:45am Reg by 7/14 #8187 The Waukegan Park District will now be offering indoor Summer Adult
FH Sat 8/25-10/13 9:45-10:30am Reg by 7/14 #8188 Volleyball Leagues in our Field House. The facility has the capability of
*No Class 6/23, 7/14; 6/30 class at BRC having 6 volleyball courts, which includes hardwood courts and high
ceilings to allow for great play. With the new facility we now can offer
leagues year around. Each team plays each other twice. Cash prizes will
Youth Tae Kwon Do (7-13 yrs) be given to 1st and 2nd place teams. Minimum 6 teams & maximum 8
Improve your self-confidence, coordination, concentration, self-esteem team/league.
and get a good physical work out also. This Korean martial art involves FH Women’s A Mon 6/4 6:15-9pm Reg by 5/26 #8260
kicking techniques, jumping, spinning and balance. Our traditional FH Women’s B Mon 6/4 6:15-9pm Reg by 5/26 #8261
teaching style covers self-defense, sparring, pressure points and more. FH Men’s B Tue 6/5 6:15-9pm Reg by 5/26 #8262
Wear comfortable clothes. FH Coed A/B Thu 6/7 6:15-9pm Reg by 5/26 #8263
FH Sat 6/9-8/11* 10:30am-12pm Reg by 5/19 #8189 FH Coed A/B Fri 6/8 6:15-9pm Reg by 5/26 #8264
FH Sat 8/25-10/13 10:30am-12pm Reg by 7/14 #8190
*No Class 6/23, 7/14; 6/30 class at BRC
NEW! Men’s Basketball Semi & Competitive
Leagues (18 yrs & older)
Tae Kwon Do (14 yrs & older) The Waukegan Park District will be offering weeknight Men’s basketball
You are never too old to learn new skills! High School age and older leagues for the semi-competitive players and the competitive players.
students can improve their self-confidence, coordination and concentra- The brand new Field House will be the new home to the Men’s
tion skills. This Korean martial art involves kicking techniques, jumping Basketball Leagues. The leagues will offer a double-round-robin sched-
and balance. Our traditional approach teaches self-defense, sparring, ule plus playoffs with teams playing twice a week. *All teams pay the
pressure points and more. Wear comfortable clothes. entry fee as well as the nightly referee fee of $30/team. Cash Awards
FH Sat 6/9-8/11* 12-1:30pm Reg by 5/19 #8193 will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams for season and playoffs.
FH Sat 8/25-10/13 12-1:30pm Reg by 7/14 #8194 Minimum 6 teams & maximum 8 team/league.
*No Class 6/23, 7/14; 6/30 class at BRC FH Semi-Comp M 7/9 6:15-9pm Reg by 7/2 #8318
FH Competitive W 7/11 6:15-9pm Reg by 7/2 #8319
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SPORTS & FITNESS/DEPORTES
Belay Certification Classes (11yrs & up) $20/$22
Belay certification will allow you the opportunity to belay your child
SPROTS AND FITNESS
and to clip in and out of the auto belay systems. Our climbing wall
staff will teach you the proper techniques to safely belay a person up
and down the wall. If you are belay certified at another rock gym, we
offer a refresher class.
FH Mon 6/18-6/25 7-8pm Reg by 6/2 #8139
FH Mon 8/20-8/27 7-8pm Reg by 8/6 #8140
Daily waiver sheet must be signed by all participants. Tennis shoes must
RENTALS For more information please call 847-782-3300
Youth Triathlon (5-12 yrs) $10/$12
The Waukegan Park District will be hosting its 2nd Annual Kids
Youth Triathlon on Saturday, July 21. Each participant will com-
pete in a 25 yard swim, 1 mile bike ride and .5 mile run. Please
note: the events are broken into 3 heats and not continuous.
The top three finishers in each age categories 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and
11-12 will receive medals. You must register for the event by July
CLIMBING WALL 14. The day of the event check in for participants will be in front
of Ganster Pool at 9:30am.
Open Climb Double climb $5 Two Hours of Open Climb $10
BP Sat 7/21 9:30-12pm Reg by 7/14 #8112
Open Climb Hours: (Free to Members)
Mon 4-7pm Wed and Thu 5-8pm Sat 10am-2pm
Learn To Climb (8 -14yrs) $30/$33
The class is geared for children who want to learn more about climbing.
The class will allow the children to become better climbers. The class
will meet one hour per week for 4 weeks.
FH Mon 5/14-6/11* 7-8pm Reg by 5/12 #8135
FH Mon 7/2-7/30 7-8pm Reg by 7/7 #8136
*No Class 5/28
Learn To Climb (15yrs & up) $30/$33
This class will be instructed by an experienced climber who will teach
you how to become a better climber. The techniques taught will allow
you to learn the ins and outs of climbing from techniques to route
climbing. The class will meet on Monday nights for one hour per week.
FH Mon 5/14-6/11* 8-9pm Reg by 5/12 #8137
FH Mon 7/2-7/30 8-9pm Reg by 7/7 #8138
*No Class 5/28
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SPORTS & FITNESS/DEPORTES
OPEN GYM ACTIVITIES
GYM, BATTING, & GOLF CAGE RENTALS
SPROTS AND FITNESS
Lunch Time Basketball & Volleyball All rentals are subject to availability.
(All Ages) $3/$5 The Field House has six full-size basketball/volleyball courts all
The Field House will continue with Lunch Time open gym. The facility with hardwood floors. All 6 courts are together so you can rent
will be open every day for gym activities. If you are not a fitness mem- multiple courts at once if you need more space. Courts can also be
ber you can pay the daily fee of $3 for residents or $5 for non-resi- curtained off to give privacy if needed.
dents. Call before you come…..Gym Information Line 782-3309
FH Open Gym Mon-Fri Daily 10am-3pm Reg on-site Inside the gymnasium area, there are two drop down cage tunnels
that can be used for batting or practicing your golf swing.
Batting cage rentals include a pitching machine, which can be
Evening Open Gym Basketball & Volleyball used for softball/baseball and fast pitch/slow pitch options. Golf
rentals will come with a mat to practice your swing and balls,
(All Ages) which can be hit into a catch net.
The Field House will continue with the very popular evening open
gym. The facility will have open gym running seven days a week. If Please come into The Field House to complete an application for
you are not a fitness or gym member you can pay the daily fee of $3 court rentals.
for residents or $5 for non-residents and participate in open gym
games during posted hours. Call before you come…..Gym -Court Rentals $50/hour; -Cage Rentals $50/hour
Information Line 782-3309.
FH Open Gym Mon-Fri 3pm -9pm Reg on-site
FH Open Gym Sat 7am -9pm Reg on-site
FH Open Gym Sun 7am -5pm Reg on-site
Family Night at the Field House (All Ages) $3/$5
Starting in 2007 the Waukegan Park District will be hosting a Family
Night on the first Friday night of each month. Family night will offer
free admission for two children under 18 with one paying parent.
Activities for family nights will include use of batting cages, open bas-
ketball, open volleyball, floor hockey and dodgeball.
ason by getting
FH Fri 6/1 6-9pm Reg on-site
C Fri 7/6 6-9pm Reg on-site
FH Fri 8/3 6-9pm Reg on-site
Open Batting Cage (All Members) No Fee
Come in and take some swings before your baseball or golf season
begins. The cages will be set up for members on Wednesday from 6-
8pm. We have slow and fast pitch machines for softball and baseball.
Open cage on Saturdays will not be available after May 1, but it will be
back in the fall.
FH Wed 6-8pm Reg on-site
YOU CAN REGISTER FOR ALL DISTRICT
PROGRAMS AT THE FIELD HOUSE!
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It's always best to train good habits before bad ones are learned.
Puppies 8 weeks to 4 months old can learn walking to heel, sit, stay,
and down commands.
BRC Thu 6/21-8/9 6-7pm Reg by 6/19 #1332
BRC Thu 8/23-10/11 6-7pm Reg by 8/20 #1333
This class is for dogs ages 5 months and older (and their owners).
Here you can continue to learn or learn for the first time to train your
dog to walk properly on a leash, sit, stay, and come on command.
BRC Thu 6/21-8/9 7-8pm Reg by 6/19 #1334
NEW! Obedience Training $59/$69 BRC Thu 8/23-10/11 7-8pm Reg by 8/20 #1335
We are here to help you to teach your dog to become a well behaved fam-
ily pet, one that is a joy to own and a pleasure to take anywhere. All
teaching and training methods are based on reward, motivation, and posi- This is for dogs (and their owners) who have been through the Basic
tive reinforcement, and dog and handler training needs. By using these Dog Obedience class and are ready for more advanced training tech-
kind, effective methods, training becomes fun for both dog and owner. niques. At the end of the course you have the option to take the K-9
There are also plenty of opportunities to practice learning to stay calm Good Citizenship test.
while socializing with other people and dogs. The first night of class BRC Thu 6/21-8/9 8-9pm Reg by 6/19 #1336
please bring your dog’s shot/health records. Owners of aggressive BRC Thu 8/23-10/11 8-9pm Reg by 8/20 #1337
dogs must be in control of their pets at all times to remain in class.
One owner per dog is required. Only registered dogs may attend class.
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NEW! Dog Days of Summer Doggie Talent Show
(12 years and older) $15/$18 So, you think your dog has talent? Come and let him or her show-off.
Think like your dog for a moment. What gets him or her excited? A We will have a special panel of judges to see who the 1st Waukegan
tasty treat? A game of fetch? Playing with your neighbor’s boxer? Park District Pet STAR is.
Perhaps all of the above? This summer you can sneak in reinforce- BRC Tue 7/31 6:30-8pm Reg by 7/27 #1342
ment of doggy manners (“Good sit!”), practice basic obedience com-
mands like wait, and try cool tricks like Give Me a High 10! Dog Days Yappie Hour
of Summer will offer all of these and more. Each day is themed and
IYuppies have their quot;Happy Hourquot;, now is the time for the dogs to
will offer training or a social occasion for you and/or your dog
have theirs. We will show you how to make healthy treats and cock-
(except Basic Pet First Aid). Join us for one day or all of them. Please
tails for your dog (and they get to sample after.) If you have a
bring your dog’s shot/health records to registration. Owner must be
favorite dog treat recipe you want to share, please bring a copy of
in control of their dog at all times. One owner per dog is required.
the recipe to class.
Only register dogs may attend class. Please bring a leash. In order to
ensure proper planning of all activities pre-registration required. BRC Tue 8/7 6:30-8pm Reg by 8/3 #1343
Canine Good Citizen Test Animal Safety Day
Is your dog a Good Canine Citizen? Come find out. You and your dog On this day we will have a local rescue group, a veterinarian, the
go through ten tests of basic manners of basic grooming, basic obe- local animal ward, and more will be on hand to answer questions and
dience, polite interaction and being quite when you are gone. Pass all demonstrate animal safety. There will be talks on how Kids and dogs
ten and AKC will send a Certificate of Canine Good Citizenship. Sign can live together, how they should meet and greet each other and
up for a time slot. other tips you always wanted to know to keep your dog safe. Learn
about micro chips, animal health, nutrition, and so much more.
BRC Tue 7/3 6:30-8pm Reg by 6/29 #1338
BRC Tue 8/14 6:30-8pm Reg by 8/10 #1344
Basic Pet First Aid $19/$21(supplies included)
Tail Wagging, Splashing, Doggie Cook-Out
The most important goal of the Pet First Aid course is to help allevi-
ate that feeling of helplessness in dealing with an injured animal, Join us at Callahan-Franklin Dog Exercise Area on this last night of
and to teach pet owners about preventive measures that should Dog Days of Summer for a delicious cook-out, fun games, and water
lessen the chance of injury or illness. This course will focus on pre- fun. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and treats will be provided for you and
venting illness and injury, restraint and transportation, bleeding and your pets’ enjoyment. Don’t forget to bring your Baggies to clean up
wounds, shock, poisoning, etc. Please do not bring your pet to class! after those little accidents.
A demonstration dog & cat will be present! Handouts provided. Tue 8/21 6:30-8pm Reg by 8/17 #1345
BRC Tue 7/10 6:30-8pm Reg by 7/6 #1339
American Independence Parade 2007 Bike
Agility Challenge Games -
Decorating Contest 4–10 yrs
Must have already completed an agility class. For those who have
been through an agility class, this is a fun run time. Over, through, Hosted by the Waukegan Park District With the support of
climb, jump, you decide what to do with your dog for points. Waukegan Schwinn Cyclery, this year’s theme is “Celebrating
BRC Tue 7/17 6:30-8pm Reg by 7/13 #1340 America!”. Children should bring their decorated bike to be judged
on Originality, Theme and Use of Color. LIMIT parental assistance
in decorating the bikes so your child’s artistic talents shine! All
Paw-ty with your Pup participants will be eligible for the Grand Prize of… A brand new
Dogs are born party animals. They like to romp, they like to play, Schwinn Bicycle donated by Waukegan Schwinn Cyclery. First place
they like to chase, they like to play and wrestle. Let’s give them a fun prizes will also be awarded in each of the three categories.
outlet to be included in these activities. This is a fun night of games Contest registration forms and contest rules can be picked up at
and prizes for them. the Belvidere Recreation Center. Contest will be held at Upton
BRC Tue 7/24 6:30-8pm Reg by 7/20 #1341 Park. Registration: 11:45pm, Judging: 12:15 pm, Parade: 1:00 pm.
All participants and parents are invited to ride their bikes or walk
in the parade from Upton Park to Bowen Park.
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NEW! Walk the Line (16 yrs & older) $39/$47 Swing and Latin Variations (16 yrs & older) $17/$19
Line Dancing is a fun and easy way to dance. One of the best features Come put some steam in your Friday nights! You’ll dance like a pro
of Line Dancing is that you do not need a partner! Line dancing is no after you learn the hottest Swing and Latin steps. Jump, jive, and wail
longer strictly Country Western; dances are choreographed to a wide at the Belvidere Recreation Center. Singles are welcome, you don’t need
range of music. So cowboy hat or not, join us for root-tootin good time. a partner. Instructor: Jan Keller.
BRC Mon 5/14-6/25 6-7pm Reg by 5/10 #1346 BRC Fri 6/15-7/13 7:30-8:30pm Reg by 6/13 #1351
Shall We Dance! (16 yrs & older)
Belly Dance Classes (16 yrs & older) Grab a friend or that special someone and have a ball. Tonight will
Come learn this ancient fitness alternative. This class will introduce you we will enjoy the company of friends and show off newly learned or
to the benefits of Belly Dancing, such as how it can increase flexibility, polished dance moves; or join us for the first time and have a
strengthen and tone the body and offer fun and excitement. Please great time. We’ll dance the night away! Singles are welcome, you
wear comfortable clothes. Foot wear: socks, ballet shoes, etc. Beginners don’t need a partner.
are welcome! BRC Fri 8/31 7:30-9:30pm Reg by 8/29 #1371
BRC Fri 7/20–8/24 7-8pm Reg by 7/17 #1347
NEW! Hawaiian Dance (16 yrs & older) $39/$47 Women’s Self-Defense Class
Learn the basic steps of the beautiful dances of Hawaii called Hula in a (16 yrs & older) $50/$60
fun and hang loose setting. Hawaiian dance offers you a gentle way to
Learning self defense can be an effective way for you to reduce
keep fit, to have fun & to stay in shape while having a great time.
your fear of assault, heighten your self-confidence, and strength-
BRC Mon 6/4-7/9 7-8pm Reg by 6/1 #1348
en your personal safety. Class will focus on simple movements
that use the strengths of a woman's body against the weaknesses
NEW! Folk Dance (16 yrs & older) of an assailant's body. You'll learn a variety of strikes, kicks, and
releases, and will also have an opportunity to discuss quot;what-ifquot;
Folk dance strongly exhibits storytelling and colorful costumes. situations. Women of any age, shape, size, or level of physical fit-
Perhaps you have seen these dances presented in cultural festivals, for- ness should be able to perform and practice the moves proficient-
mal dinner/dance, and other social functions. Now you have the ly. This class is great for those attending college, working late
chance to learn new dances that will develop grace, balance, and self- shifts, or just wanting to feel more confident. This class is
confidence. Experience the joy of gliding through the floor with the instructed by Rick Whitehead, Martial Arts Instructor & Police
eye-catching flirtatious feminine movements with Spanish, European, Officer. Please wear comfortable clothes.
and Oriental flares. There is freedom and smoothness of the whole body
BRC Mon 7/2-8/6 6:30pm–8pm Reg by 6/25 #1352
in this dance. It's a feel-good kind of activity.
BRC Wed 7/18 – 8/22 6-6:55pm Reg by 7/16 #1349
Ballroom Dancing for All (16 yrs & older) $17/$19
Do you want to join the fun and dance the evening away. We can teach
you basic ballroom steps like the fox trot, waltz, and more or just help
you to brush up on your dance skills. Have a grand time and make
some new friends. Singles are welcome, you don’t need a partner.
BRC Fri 6/15-7/13 6:20-7:20pm Reg by 6/13 #1350
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NEW! Massage – Oh What a Feeling!
SAFETY AND MORE…
(18 yrs and older)
Basic CPR & First Aid
Massage is a great way to relieve tense, aching muscles that are all
(12 yrs & older) too common in most of us. Massage includes the use of acupressure,
Do you know what do in an emergency? Can you provide basic which is considered a quick stress reliever. Massage can be used to
first aid to someone in need? If not, this is the class for you! This release energy and invigorate the mind. Join us to learn how you can
basic CPR & First Aid class will teach you how to enter an acci- give a soothing massage sure to melt tension away.
dent scene safely, hot to assist an injured person, and how to BRC Fri 7/20 7-8pm Reg by 7/17 #1355
perform rescue breathing, CPR, and manage an obstructed airway.
This course is designed by EMP International Inc., a leading
provider of CPR training curricula. Students will receive CPR and NEW! Croquet in the Park
First Aid certification valid for 2 years upon successful completion (18 yrs and older) $8/$10
of the course. Class materials are included in the fee. Please wear
comfortable clothing and bring a sack lunch. Enjoy relaxing Saturday mornings outside at the Belvidere Recreation
BRC Sat 8/18 9-2:30pm Reg by 8/14 #1353 Center playing croquet and having some good ol’ fashion fun. This is
a wonderful chance to socialize with friends or make some new ones
while playing the great game of Croquet! We will play as many
NEW! A.E.D.Training (Automatic External games as time allows and refreshments will be provided.
Defibrillator) (12 yrs & older) $19/$23 BRC Sat 7/14 - 8/18 10-11am Reg by 7/12 #1356
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a computerized device,
NEW! Belvidere Book Club
which has the capability to analyze the heart rhythm of a patient,
advise the operator whether the rhythm should be shocked, and deliv- (18 yrs and older)
ers the necessary shock when activated. AEDs, when used by trained
individuals within minutes of cardiac arrest, have had a great impact Do you love to read? Wish you could have meaningful discussions
on saving many lives. More recently we see AEDs at locations where about great books? Well then this is the program for you! Join the
people gather. State laws reference the need for training prior to use Belvidere Book Club and meet on the first Thursday night of the month
of a device. You may register for AED training only if the student can where we will discuss books chosen by the class. The first meeting we
show proof of current CPR training (bring proof the day of registra- will introduce ourselves, discuss program guidelines, and choose our
tion) or attends the First Aid/CPR class offered the same day. books. So sign up, enjoy some great books, meet some new friends,
and don’t forget to bring your favorite coffee mug for refreshments!
BRC Sat 8/18 2:30- 4pm Reg by 8/14 #1354
BRC Thu 6/7-8/2 7-8pm Reg by 6/1 #1357
NEW! Paintball Palooza
(18 yrs and older) $47/$57
Join the Waukegan Park District as we head over to the Factory
Paintball Arena in North Chicago for a Saturday filled with strategic
plans, ambushes and some friendly fire. Fast thinking and team-
work creates a winning team so grab a group of friends and sign up
now! Fee includes protective gear, paint ball gun, and 500 paint-
balls. Participants may bring their own paintball gun and as long
as it passes inspection of Factory Paintball management. Extra
paintballs may be purchased by participants if needed. Participants
need to meet at Factory Paint Ball Arena located at 2400
Commonwealth Ave, North Chicago, IL.
Sat 8/11 11am-2pm Reg by 8/1 #1358
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Basic Cake Decorating (16 yrs and older) $28/$34
NEW! Beginner Spanish (18 yrs & older) $45/$54 Would you like to learn basic cake decorating skills? Vanessa
McCormick will teach the art of decorating cakes for birthdays and
Do you want to learn to communicate in another language? Do other special occasions. In this hands-on class you will go home with
you hear Spanish all around you and you wish you understood? a cake decorated by you! Vanessa received her certificate of Baking
Join us on Saturday mornings in our Beginner Spanish class room. and Pastry from The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago.
By taking this class you will begin to learn Spanish with confi- Skills will include: icing, borders, creating roses, and writing with icing.
dence. Sign up today! You must bring with you the following supplies: two 8” or 9” round
BRC Sat 7/7-8/25 10-10:50am Reg by 6/29 #1359 cake layers, and your own tools (8” straight spatula, triangle cake
com/bench scraper, flower nail, #3 round writing tip, petal/rose tip,
star tip, coupler, and scissors), leaf tip and turn table/lazy susan
NUEVO! English as a Second Language (E.S.L.)
optional. Included in the price are frosting and pastry bags.
(18 yrs & older) BRC Sat 6/9 9-Noon Reg by 6/4 #1361
¿Estás interesado en comunicarse en ingles? Deseamos ayudarte a
hacer tu meta! Registro para la clase hoy! Este clase es para los prin-
NEW! Advanced Cake Decorating
cipante. Are you interested in communicating in English? Do you or
someone you know want to learn English? Well, join our beginner (16 yrs and older)
English class. Sign up today! This is the follow up class to basic cake decorating. Vanessa McCormick
BRC Sat 7/7-8/25 11-11:50am Reg by 6/29 #1360 will be discussing fondant and tiered cakes. Demonstrations will
include covering a cake with fondant for smooth, beautiful finish,
fondant roses, basket weave and making Italian buttercream. The
construction of tiered cakes will also be discussed. Vanessa will also
Waukegan’s 8th Annual share other decorating techniques. You are encouraged to bring your
own cake, preferably a 8” round buttercream, fondant (sold at local
Dandelion Wine craft stores) and tools to make the class a more hands-on experi-
ence. Suggested tool list: 8” straight spatula to base ice your cake,
Waukegan Fine Arts Festival rolling pin for the fondant, pastry bags, coupler, assorted tips, knife
Saturday, June 2, 2007
BRC Sat 6/23 9-Noon Reg by 6/18 #1362
Bowen Park 11-3pm
Artists, Music, Poetry, Drum Circle and Lake County
Art League Art Sale. Call 847-360-4740 for further “CELEBRATING AMERICA!”
information and schedule of events. American Independence Festivities
American Independence Parade starts at 1pm
and follows Sheridan Road north to Greenwood
Sponsored by the City Avenues.
of Waukegan, Waukegan
Park District, Art Etc. The American Independence Festival which runs
from 2:30-5pm in Bowen Park, includes a petting
zoo, climbing wall, dunk tank, children’s stage, main
stage, food vendors, arts and crafts and children’s
games. Food Vendors start selling at 11:30am.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
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NEW! WEEKDAY TRIPS German Fest 2007 $19/$21
There are so many places to visit, shows to see and things to do! Our Get ready for a day full of German-inspired fun at Henry Maier Festival
travels take us all over the area by van. All adults are welcome to join Park in Milwaukee, WI! You will enjoy multiple stages of music and
us. You may pick up the Trip Hit Parade newsletter with more trip infor- dancing, shopping of imported German gifts, and collectibles at the
mation, prices, and new up coming trips at the Belvidere Recreation Williamsburg Marktplatz. You may also visit the Handwerker’s Tent to
Center. You can receive the Trip Hit Parade newsletter each season for a watch talented individuals transform wood into unique keepsakes.
one-year subscription cost of $3.00. Sign up for your Trip Hit Parade at Authentic German food will be everywhere so no one should go home
Belvidere Recreation Center 847-360-4700. hungry! Price includes transportation, and admission, lunch is on your
own at the festival.
Arlington Park Horse Track $19/$21 Fri 7/27 11-4pm Reg by 6/26 #1367
Join us as we head over to Arlington Park Horse Track for a relaxing
Wisconsin State Fair $20/$22
day where we will enjoy great horse racing and the beautiful scenery
the park has to offer. Feel free to walk down to the paddock area to Join the Waukegan Park District as we head up to Milwaukee, for the
get a closer view of the horses before each race. Please remember to annual Wisconsin State Fair. This event is sure to have something for
dress business casual for this event. Price includes transportation and everyone. Entertainment, shopping, food and agricultural exhibits...did
admission to the show, lunch is on your own. I mention food? Price includes transportation, and admission, lunch is
Thu 6/21 10:30-6pm Reg by 6/15 #1364 on your own.
Thu 8/2 9:30-4pm Reg by 6/15 #1368
In the Good Ole Summertime with Maureen
Christine $54/$59 Noel Coward’s Bitter Sweet
Join us as we venture over to The Milk Pail for some special music of The Waukegan Park District is headed for the Cahn Auditorium on the
the summer. Playful tunes for fun days at the beach, romantic songs beautiful campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL to watch
for warm nights under the stars, and those cheerful sing-alongs for the musical Bitter Sweet. Journey from London to Vienna with love
camping by the lake. This show is sure to put your favorite summer- struck young Sarah, as she matures into a woman wise in the ways of
time melody in your head! Lunch includes: fruit cocktail, biscuits, love and fate, in a story that spans six decades. Coward combines lush
country-style chicken breast, wild rice and baby carrots and cheese- waltzes, beautiful ballads, and his inimitable wicked wit in a score
cake. Price includes transportation, admission, and lunch. brimming with best-loved songs, including “I’ll See You Again,”
“Zigeuner” and “If Love Were All” set off with an amazing 29-piece
Thu 6/28 10:30-4pm Reg by 6/5 #1365
orchestra. Price includes van transportation, and show.
Wed 8/22 12:30-5pm Reg by 7/24 #1369
Grand Belle of Geneva Boat Tour
Come along with the Waukegan Park District as we journey up to
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for a wonderful afternoon on the lake. Enjoy
some great food and beautiful sights as we cruise around the lake
for a very relaxing day. The Grand Belle of Geneva is designed after
turn-of-the-century steamers, including brass furnishings and pine Waukegan Historical
decks. She offers generous space with a cozy atmosphere for you to
June 24, 2007 1-5pm
enjoy. The Grand Belle is enclosed and climate controlled on the
main deck as well as a portion of the upper deck. Lunch includes:
Society Tour of Homes
chilled assorted relishes and fruit platter, Chicken Cordon Bleu, chef-
selected starch, vegetable of the day, fresh rolls, dessert and coffee
or tea. Price includes transportation, admission, and lunch.
Wed 7/18 10-3pm Reg by 6/26 #1366
Save the date!!!
Call 847-336-1859 for more information. Or
visit us on the web at
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NEW! CANYON COUNTRY NATIONAL
PARKS – AIR TOUR – OCTOBER 2008
Double, $2,167/ Single $2,608/ Triple, $2,119
Deposit of $620 per person required if not paying in full.
2007 tour is full. Reserve your spot for 2008 today. Come fly with
us to beautiful Canyon Country featuring a Native American
Experience. Our trip includes sights in Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.
This trip involves some walking. Your cost includes
cancellation/interruption insurance. Transportation provided to and
from airport from the Belvidere Recreation Center. Additional trip
information can be obtained at the Belvidere Recreation Center.
BRC Wed-Tue 10/22-10/28 Reserve by 5/1/08 #1372
Balance due 7/7/08
“The Magic of Music”
Lake Neighbors 2007–The Beat Goes On….
Saturday, May 19, 2007
A Musical Revue (including Waukegan Concert Chorus)
to Aid the Staben House and Staben Center,
Transitional facilities for the homeless
Waukegan High School Auditorium
EXTENDED TRIP 2008 2325 Brookside Avenue, Waukegan
NEW! Winter Extended Trip 2008
Prices to be announced/Deposit $TBA
Show begins @ 7:00pm – Cost $20.00
Join the Waukegan Park District as we head out on another
Tickets available at the
extended trip to a wonderful destination! We are currently in the
process of planning an extended winter trip for those cold months Supervisor’s Office, Park Place Senior Center,
ahead, during 2008. Destination and itinerary available May 1, County Clerk’s Office,
2007; so give Travis a call at 847-360-4702 after May 1 for
details! Stayed tuned!
Regional School Superintendents Office and
North Chicago City Hall.
or by ordering tickets online at
Call 847-244-4900 for more information.
Sponsorship opportunities available.
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Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake
County – Waukegan Park District Office
Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County provides individu-
als with disabilities or special needs the opportunity to be involved
in year-round recreation and leisure programs. Programs are available
for individuals from 3 years old through adults who are in special
education programs, vocational workshops, or for those who need
assistance to succeed in recreational activities. This could include
individuals who have varying degrees of physical disabilities, mental
handicaps, learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, hearing or
visual impairments and developmental delays.
Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County is an associ- Sky Fever (15 yrs & Older)
ation of Waukegan Park District, Zion Park District, Lindenhurst Park Come Get Sky Fever as we watch the WNBA Chicago Sky take on the
District, and Round Lake Area Park District. As an extension of the Indiana Fever. It’s “Dance Party Night” at the UIC Pavilion! Watch a
Park District, SRSNLC conducts a variety of recreation programs Women’s professional basketball game and dance the night away!
throughout the year, and also assists the Waukegan Park District with Meet at the Douglas House and transportation will be provided
inclusion needs. HOME for Waukegan residents only.
Would your club or organization like to hear more about Special DH Sat 7/21 7-9pm Reg by 6/21 #6743
Recreation Services of Northern Lake County? A member of SRSNLC
would be happy to talk about our services and present a sample of Fox River Cruise (15 yrs & Older)
the programs we offer. To schedule a speaker, call Julie Schneider,
Rollin’ on the river! Join us for a four-Mile sightseeing trip of the
Manager of Special Recreation at 847-360-4762.
scenic Fox River Valley. We will get to the park and have a picnic
Special Recreation Services provide self-development, emotional
lunch (included) before we board either the St. Charles Belle or the
well-being, health promotion, and disease prevention, but mostly
Fox River Queen Paddleboat. There are open air decks and enclosed
quality of life. Therapeutic Recreation, the benefits are endless!
decks for your comfort. This will be a great afternoon! Meet at the
Douglas House and transportation will be provided HOME for
NEW! News Hounds (13 yrs & Older) Waukegan residents only.
Get the scoop! Here’s your chance to be a reporter for the SpecRec DH Thu 8/23 12:30-6pm Reg by 8/2 #6746
Review monthly newsletter. Become a sportswriter, movie critic, or
draw a comic strip! Staff will help put your ideas into print. The pos-
sibilities are endless! Door-to-door transportation will be provided Summer Camps (6-12 yrs)
to Waukegan Residents only. Don’t waste your summer at home. Get out and enjoy it at SRSNLC
DH Tue 5/8 5:30-7pm Reg by 5/1 #6076 camp! SRSNLC offers 2 summer camps. Register for either a half day or
DH Wed 6/13 5:30-7pm Reg by 6/6 #6077 full day! Both camps are filled with sports, swimming, projects, fieldtrips,
and much more! Please send a sack lunch each day. The Waukegan Park
DH Tue 7/24 5:30-7pm Reg by 7/17 #6078
District procedure for Participants’ Behavior will be enforced. A signed
DH Wed 8/22 5:30-7pm Reg by 8/15 #6079 behavior contract by parents and participants is required. Door to door
transportation is provided for Waukegan residents. See SRSNLC Brochure
NEW! Saturday Socialites (5-12 years) $10/$15 for more information or contact Kari at 847-360-4763.
DH Mon-Fri 6/18-8/10 9:30am-4pm Reg by 5/25 #6420-6437
Have some fun in the sun this summer. Spend your Saturdays with
some friends from SRSNLC. Price includes activities and a snack.
Please send a sack lunch. Door-to-door transportation will be pro- Blooming Bulb Sale
vided to Waukegan Residents only. Back again just in time for fall planning. Turn your dirt patch
DH Sat 6/2 11am-1pm Reg by 5/26 #6589 into a beautiful, blooming garden. Purchase top quality,
DH Sat 7/14 11am-2pm Reg by 7/7 #6590 mature bulbs, and help support Special Recreation’s athletic
Bevier Sat 8/11 10am-12pm Reg by 8/4 #6591 scholarship programs. Pre-sales will begin in August. Watch
for an informational flyer or call the Special Recreation office
Picnic Palooza (13 yrs & Older) at (847) 360-4763 to be put on a mailing list to receive a flyer
When was the last time you went to an outdoor picnic? Join SRSNLC and registration form.
for a new annual event! We’ll play outdoor games, and dance the
night away. The event will be held at the Janet Morrison Pavilion in
Bowen Park. Don’t miss it! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Transportation is NOT provided.
BP Fri 6/22 6:30-8:30pm Reg by 6/8 #6877
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2800 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, Illinois
Golf Outing Packages , Corporate Meetings, Gift Certificates,Year
Round Banquets, Holiday Parties, Wednesday Dinners and more!
For information, rates & availability call 847-360-4734.
BONNIE BROOK GOLF COURSE
2800 N. Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087
Bonnie Brook is consistently ranked as one of the top 50 public golf
courses in Chicagoland. The championship 18-Hole layout offers
golfers a solid test while being forgiving enough for the high handi-
capped player. Bonnie Brook offers a full service golf shop and driving
range with lessons available from PGA Professional Marv Rezabek.
Weekday tee time reservations are accepted on a first come, first
served basis up to three (3) days in advance or beginning the preced-
ing Wednesday for the weekend.
Wednesday night dinners feature a “Special” entrée each week along
with additional favorites. Banquet facilities for special events are avail-
able accommodating up to 200 people. Lunches are served daily.
POWER CART FEES
BONNIE BROOK SEASON PASS RATES
Holes Category/Restrictions Rates
A-Unlimited Play $920res/$1,240non-resident
Monday- Thursday 18 Regular 30.00
B-Limited Play $645res/$920non-resident
C-Senior Citizen $605res/$840non-resident 18 *Senior/Disabled
D-Youth $270res/$470non-resident Before 11am 24.00
E-Husband & Wife $1,570res/$2,160non-resident 18 Single Rider 15.00
18 Extra Bag on Cart 5.00
9 Regular 16.00
Weekday (Mon-Thu) 18 holes $26Res/$33Non-Res
Before 11am 15.00
Twilight/9 Holes $18Res/$20Non-Res
9 Extra Bag on Cart 3.00
Weekend (Fri-Sun) 18 holes $32Res/$39Non-Res
Twilight/9 Holes $19Res/$21Non-Res Friday-Sunday & Holidays 18 Regular 30.00
Senior/Junior 18 holes $18Res/$24Non-Res 9 Regular 16.00
(Mon-Thu before 11am) 9 holes $11Res/$15Non-Res PULL CART DAILY 18 Regular 4.00
9 Regular 3.00
A complete listing of fees is available at waukeganparks.org
Golf Shop, Golf Outings & Tournaments, Tee Time Reservations: 847-360-4730
Banquets, Meetings, Lunch & Dinner Reservations, Grill/Bar: 847-360-4732
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ORCHARD HILLS GOLF COURSE
38342 N. Green Bay Rd, Beach Park, IL 60087
Orchard Hills is a challenging course for the average golfer. This course
is excellent for group outings due to the wide fairways and shorter
rough. The Golf Shop offers a wide selection of products. Sandwiches Take advantage of the lowest fees since 1997!
are served daily. Friday Night Fish Fry is a favorite of golfers and non- 18 Holes Two Person Special with Cart $25pp
golfers alike. Tee time reservations are accepted on a first come, first (Weekdays 7am-3pm, weekends Noon-close)
served basis up to seven (7) days in advance. Weekends before Noon $39pp with cart
Single 18 Holes Weekday/Weekend after Noon
Permanent Weekend Tee Times Walking $24
A $125 per person deposit will hold a foursome tee time (only four- With Cart $30
somes will be accepted). This deposit will be refunded to you in the Leagues/9 Holes/Twilight (after league weekdays only)
form of green fees for four weeks in the month of September only. Walking $14
The deposit refund is non-transferable. Carts are mandatory on With Cart $24
Saturdays and Sundays before noon.
Golf Shop, Golf Tournaments, Outings, Tee Time Reservations & Grill/Bar: 847-336-5118
GREENSHIRE GOLF COURSE Green Fees
38727 N. Lewis Ave, Beach Park, IL 60099 Weekday/Weekend 9 Holes $8.50/$9.50
Greenshire is a 9-hole, par 27-layout that tests the best of golfers’ Junior and Senior Everyday $6
short game. The ability to play a round in less than an hour-and-a-half
offers experienced players an alternative to the driving range to keep 10 Play Card (Mon-Fri) $70
their iron game in shape. With the course length being 1,265 yards, Power Cart $10
this is a perfect opportunity for golfers of all skill levels.
Golf Shop, League & Tournament Information: 847-360-4777
ONLY A FEW DAYS REMAIN, ACT NOW! Enjoy a round of golf at one of the top 50 golf courses in
Chicagoland while helping support community organizations and ini-
tiatives. The Waukegan Park District (WPD) is gearing up for their
PLAY ALL 3 COURSES FOR ONE LOW PRICE 11th Annual Partners in Parks Golf Outing at Bonnie Brook Golf
All pass holders please consider taking advantage of our
Course, 2800 North Lewis Ave, Waukegan. The outing takes place on
new package deal. For just an additional $100 over the
Friday, June 22nd, and includes a power cart, goodie bag, food and
2007 Bonnie Brook Golf Course or Orchard HIlls pass rates
beverage tickets, raffles and a luncheon buffet. The price is $100 per
you have the ability to use your pass at all three courses.
person or $375 for a foursome.
GET 10% OFF YOUR PASS RATE
Pass holders will also have the opportunity to get 10% Participation is open to anyone but is limited to the first 120
off your pass rate. Purchase your pass at the same time as a entrants. Get your foursome together, or individual players can be
non-2006 season pass holder and both of your passes will be placed in a foursome. For those unable to golf but would still like
discounted by 10%. This offer ends May 15, 2007. to contribute, there are Green and Tee Sponsorships in the amount
of $150 each. For information on Partners in Parks or the outing,
Please stop by the Pro Shop for full details. call Marv Rezabek at 847 360-4730.
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Junior Golf Lessons (12-17 yrs) $45/$55 Adult Golf Lessons (18 yrs & older) $60/$70
All around the world kids are learning to play golf and now you can, too! Is your golf game in the rough? We can help you whatever your skill
PGA Professional Marv Rezabek will guide you through a comprehensive level! Participants will receive individual instruction within the group
lesson series for all skill levels at Bonnie Brook Golf Course. Register at setting. Private lessons are also available with PGA Professionals Marv
the Belvidere Recreation Center. Rezabek, by calling 847-360-4730. Golf clubs will be available for les-
BBGC Thu 9-10am 6/14-7/19 Reg By 6/8 #5950 sons. Max 12 per session
BBGC Tue 6-7pm 5/29-7/10 Reg by 5/25 #5942
Private lessons are also available by calling 847-360-4730 BBGC Tue 7-8pm 5/29-7/10 Reg by 5/25 #5943
Greenshire Junior League (7-12 yrs) $39/$49
PGA Professional Marv Rezabek will oversee weekly instruction for par-
ticipating golfers followed by golf events each week. The $2.50 green
fee is not charged to Bonnie Brook Season Permit holders. Registration
is accepted at Greenshire Golf Course beginning at 8am for resi-
dents on May 12 and 8am for non-residents on May 13. Please reg-
ister early as classes fill up quickly! Max 24/session.
GGC 11-12 yrs Mon 8-9am 6/4-7/30 #5920
GGC 9-10 yrs Mon 9-10am 6/4-7/30 #5921
GGC 11-12 yrs Mon 10-11am 6/4-7/30 #5922
GGC 9-10 yrs Mon 11am-12pm 6/4-7/30 #5923
GGC 7-8 yrs Mon 12-1pm 6/4-7/30 #5924
Greenshire Junior/Adult Golf Events
Mark your calendars for these fun events.
Sat, June 16 Adult/Junior Alternate
Sun, July 15 Adult/Junior 4-Club Bonnie Brook Junior Golf Academy (10-17 yrs)
Sun, August 12 Adult/Junior Combine – 3 Blind Holes
This summer, PGA pro Marv Rezebek and his staff will be on hand to
Sat, September 15 Mini-Masters
help junior golfers better understand the great game of golf while
having fun. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced
Greenshire Golf Course player, the experience will be tailored to your specific needs.
Ladies Golf League $34/$44 The Junior Golf Academy will cover:
Tired of winter? Think spring! Join the Greenshire Ladies 9-Hole Golf - Basic Swing Fundamentals (grip, stance, ball position, etc...)
League for fun, sun, and friendship. Participants will pay a $5.00 - Basic Rules of golf and hot to apply them
weekly green fee. Register at Greenshire Golf Course beginning Wed - Golf Equipment and the correct way to be fitted for a set of clubs
May 2 at 9am. Tee times fill quickly, so register early! - Putting, chipping, bunker play, full swing, etc...
GGC Wed 7:30am-12pm 5/30-8/1 - Basic golf course strategy (how to play)
If you are trying out for your high school team or wanting to
compete at the collegiate level, we will address any questions
you may have relating to the game. The Junior Golf Academy is
not a series of golf lessons, but a series of learning situations
concerning all aspects of the game of golf. The Academy is open
to Waukegan Park District Residents ages 10 to 17 years of age.
If you would like more information, call the Bonnie Brook Golf
Course Golf Shop at 847-360-4730
BBGC Tue 11:30a-1pm 6/12-7/7 #5930
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Private Music Lessons
Faculty: - Instrumental and Voice
Strings The Jack Benny Center offers lessons in piano,
Jack Dudley: Cello and String Bass woodwinds, brass, traditional violin, viola, cello,
Kate Dudley: Violin and Viola string bass, guitar, voice, songwriting, and
Annette McClellan: Violin, Viola, improvisation. Lessons are individually arranged
and String Ensemble and prices vary with instructors. Jack Benny
Bart Medlicott: Violin, Viola, Cello, Center for the Arts offers five sessions of eight-
and String Bass week lessons each year.
Tony Porter: Cello
Summer Session - June 11 - August 11, 2007.
Piano Please call the Center at 847-360-4740 for
Richard Schwinn dates, times, and availability of lessons.
Rica Goldyn Scholarship
Generous grants and fundraising efforts of community organizations and the Friends of Jack
Benny Center for the Arts have allowed the Center to provide partial scholarships to a limit-
Rica Goldyn ed number of students in art, theatre, dance, and music. If you are interested in providing
Kevin McClain funds for the scholarship program, starting a memorial scholarship fund or are in need of a
Jeff Delay scholarship, please contact the Center Supervisor at 847-360-4740. Scholarships require a
registration form plus additional paperwork that includes a financial statement, two letters
Woodwinds and Brass of recommendation, a scholarship form, and a volunteer application and agreement.
Mitch Palmer Friends of Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Katherine Hall The Friends are a group of volunteers who support the cultural arts programs offered by the
Waukegan Park District. This organization is instrumental in coordinating fundraising events
Guitar for the center and the scholarship fund. Join us at Jack Benny Center, as we can always use
Doug Blake another friend! For more information please call 847-360-4740.
quot;Recent studies increasingly point to connections
Songwriting and Improvisation between strong arts programs in schools - providing an
enriched learning environment - and increased academ-
Art ic achievement by students.quot;
Don Daniels http://www.arts.gov/pub/ArtsLearning.pdf, p. 8 of Learning through the Arts
Marco Antonio Cruz, Ph., D.
Early Childhood Music The Benefits of an ARTS Education. . .
Music-in-the-Box The arts teach the importance of teamwork and cooperation...a music student’s skill in
reading, writing and mathematics are improved...throughout history, all the arts have
Roundtree Players served to connect our imaginations with questions about life...students studying performing
Gloria Terry arts build their imagination, communication skills, self-esteem, and self-confidence...the
arts teach self-discipline...our personal, social, economic, and cultural environments are
shaped by the arts...music education fosters discipline and commitment...arts offer a
Margaret Hughes & Scott Piner
unique source of enjoyment and refreshment for the imagination...
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THEATRE PROGRAMS THEATRE CLASSES
Summer Stage (8-13 yrs) Improv Class (Ages 8-13)
Students in summer stage will expand their theatrical skills as they Spontaneous acting elicits the truth in acting. Improvisation is good
analyze, rehearse, and perform a well written script for the stage. for group focus, social interaction, team building, and the free flowing
Improvisation exercises, theatre games and activities will help aid of ideas and concepts. Improvisation teaches you to think on your
students in acting, character development, and stage presence. feet, to adapt quickly to new elements, to develop group minded think-
Students will also spend time learning about stage make-up, cos- ing, and anticipate the actions of team members.
tumes, and set design. Students will also watch and critique two JBC Thu 6/21-7/26 9-11am Reg by 6/14 #3103
plays performed by the Summer Shows for Young Audiences program.
The aim of summer stage is for students to expand their creativity
Scene Study (14-18yrs) $44/$49
and imagination in theatre arts and challenge students in their the-
Actors will look at various scenes and how the circumstance can
change the scene. Focus will be on objectives, problems, and actions.
JBC Mon, Wed, Fri 6/18-7/20 1-5pm Reg by 6/11 #3100 Students will try new ways to bring a scene to life through behavioral
n/c 7/4 exercises. Actors will be expected to memorize dialogue for each
class. Focus will be on dialogue between scene partners. Class will be
Roundtree Players (14-18yrs) taught by actor and Cultural Arts Supervisor Scott Piner.
Roundtree Players is an acting program that provides the opportunity JBC Mon 6/18-7/23 10-12pm Reg by 6/11 #3104
to perform challenging plays. Teens build an ensemble that works on
script analysis and character building. Other activities will include
THEATRE WORKSHOPS AND CLINICS
improvisation and theatre games. Roundtree Players will begin
Saturday, August 11, 2007 with AUDITIONS from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Audition Clinic (7-18yrs)
Not sure what to expect at an audition? Come learn what directors
the Schornick Theatre. The fall play will be either Steel Magnolias or
expect to see at an audition. From stage presence to picking a mono-
Little Women under the direction of Gloria Terry. Complete rehearsal
logue, learn what it takes to get noticed. This workshop is intended
schedule will be determined by the director in conjunction with each
to prepare young actors for auditions, callbacks, and garnering a role!
JBC Tue 6/19 3-5pm Reg by 6/12 #3105
JBC Sat 8/11-TBA 9-11am Reg by 8/4 #3101
Stage One (8-13 yrs) $95/$100 Stage Makeup Workshop (Ages 8-13) $20/$25
This fun, challenging, creative program develops students' theatrical Learn the correct way to apply base, highlights, and shadows to the
abilities. Students will learn through theatre games, improvisation stage actor! Character and old age makeup will also be demonstrated.
activities, and from the process of rehearsing and performing a play. This class is for those interested in learning the basics and much more
Stage One participants benefit from the challenge of creating drama in with the amazing possibilities of stage makeup.
an intimate space. Stage One will begin Saturday, August 11, 2007 with JBC Fri 7/27 1-4pm Reg by 7/20 #3106
AUDITIONS from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Schornick Theatre under the
direction of Scott Piner. Complete rehearsal schedule will be determined Introduction to Second City
by the director in conjunction with each student’s schedule. Improvisation
JBC Sat 8/11-TBA 1-2:30pm Reg by 8/4 #3102 The fundamentals of improvisation as
taught and practiced at The Second City, covering the concepts and skills
of listening, stage presence, environment, and character through interac-
The Benefits of... tive exercises and games.
Children going to the JBC Sat
Adults 18 and up
7/21 10:30-12:30pm Reg by 7/14 #3119
THEATRE are: JBC Sat 7/21 1:30-3:30pm Reg by 7/14 #3107
1. Appreciation of theatre as an aesthetic experience,
and increased awareness of social and cultural values.
2. Sharing in a communal art form.
3. Increased knowledge of history and human events
42 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
YOUTH ART CLASSES Found Object Art (Ages 7-12) $15/$20
Drawing with Dan Riegler (Grades 3-6) $48/$53 Art is all around us! Students will scavenge the Visual Art Center
grounds and put found objects together to make a one of a kind art
This course is designed to meet the needs of serious art students
piece. Students can paint, pound, glue, stretch, tie, and decorate to
wanting to acquire sound drawing skills. Students will develop a more
make a personal work of art.
critical eye to view their world in a more appreciative and aesthetic
way. Various drawing tools will be experimented with and different VAC Fri 7/13 9-11:30am Reg by 7/6 #3110
drawing surfaces will be explored. Students will learn how to build
volume as they discover and define the shapes around them. Oil Painting and Drawing (Ages 9-14)
VAC Mon-Thu 6/12-8/2 9-11:30am Reg by 6/11 #3108 Join experienced artist Sue Schneider as she takes artists to begin
exploring the basics of oil painting in this 8 week class. Students
will focus on composition, color theory, color mixing, paint applica-
Fundamentals of Art (Ages 8-13) tion, and proper material use. Prior drawing experience is helpful.
This is a great opportunity to develop your talent, imagination, cre- VAC Tue 6/26-7/31 1-3pm Reg by 6/19 #3112
ativity, and knowledge. Students learn an approach to drawing which
can help them draw any subject realistically. Students will learn
through observation, the study of shapes, etc. A list of materials will
be given at registration. Classes are taught in a group setting with The Benefits of...Art
professional and renowned artist Moises Marco Antonio Cruz, Ph., D. -
1. Gain insight from visual experience to construct
VAC Thu 6/14-8/2 6:30-8:30pm Reg by 6/7 #3109 meaning by observation, reflection, and
application of ideas.
2. Recognize similarities and differences in the world.
The Visual Arts Center at 533 Grand Avenue 3. Attach visual images to words and abstract ideas.
Entry to the Visual Arts Center is off Sherman Avenue (one block west
of West Street). Students should enter the building by going south on
Sherman Avenue to the first drive south of Grand Avenue. Follow the Figure Drawing (Adult)
blue signs to locate the Visual Arts Center. All registration for classes Figure drawing is an opportunity for you to participate in a self-
will be taken at Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Drive- directed learning environment. There will be a session facilitator, but
Bowen Park or at the Belvidere Recreation Center 412 S. Lewis Avenue. no formal instruction. Artists can learn through through observation
and by asking questions. There will be time for open discussion and
the exchange of ideas. Beginners as well as those who are more
ADULT ART CLASSES
advanced are invited to attend. Bring materials you wish to work
Watercolors (Adult) with. A model will be provided.
Join distinguished artist Don Daniels as he teaches his love for water- VAC Mon 6/11-7/30 6:30-8:30pm Reg by 6/4 #3114
color. Explore the many possibilities with this wonderful medium.
Materials, color composition, and painting techniques will be taught in
this popular class.
VAC Thu 6/14-8/2 2-4:30pm Reg by 6/7 #3111 Annual
Drawing and Painting the Natural World
$39/$44 e Arts
Veteran artist Carol Niec will lead artists to draw and paint a wide vari-
ety of subjects from nature in this six-week class. Artists will draw and
paint plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, birds, and more. The
class will focus on observation, composition, shading, and color. A $10 Bowen Park 11
supply fee is due to the instructor the start of the first class.
VAC Mon 6/18-7/23 1:30-3:30pm Reg by 6/11 #3113
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HIP HOP DANCE
Jack Benny Center dance program is uniformed.
Join experienced hip-hop dancer Anisa Pereda for this fast paced
All dancewear may be purchased at the Center through the dance
class! Learn routines and moves including break dancing, pop-lockin',
instructor for your convenience. To place an order please call Lana Lowe
at JBC at 847-360-4740. and combination steps. Both boys and girls welcome. Wear comfort-
able clothing and athletic shoes.
Hip Hop for Beginners (Ages 4-10)
PRE-SCHOOL AGE DANCE
Pre-Ballet/Pre-Tap Combination (3-4 yrs) $48/$53
JBC Wed 6/6-6/27 4:30-5:15pm Reg by 5/30 #3118
Hip Hop for Beginners (Ages 11 - Adult) $30/$35
Have fun learning pre-ballet and pre-tap technique combined with cre- JBC Wed 6/6-6/27 5:15-6pm Reg by 5/30 #3124
ative movement and theatre dance movement. This class incorporates fun
activities, coordination skills and music appropriate for this age group. ADULT DANCE AND MOVEMENT
JBC Tue 6/12-7/24 5:30-6:30pm Reg by 6/5 #3115
Jacquelyn Cotey of Awakenings is a certified yoga instructor and she
will guide students in a program that is a combination of Eastern tradi-
SCHOOL AGE DANCE
tion-Hatha Yoga and contemporary western exercise physiology. This
one and a half hour class is designed to offer a relaxing environment
(5-7 yrs/8-12 yrs) and instruction will help you meet the demands of your busy lifestyle
Learn basic tap technique combined with theatre dance movement in and your changing needs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and
this fun class. Music from Broadway and musicals will be used to bring along a yoga mat and a pillow to each class.
enhance technique, coordination skills and body movement. JBC Thu 6/21-8/23 7-8:30pm Reg by 6/14 #3120
5-7 yrs n/c 7/5 & 8/16
JBC Tue 6/12-7/24 4:30-5:30pm Reg by 6/5 #3116
*n/c 7/3 Tai Chi Chih ® (Adult) $70/$75
8-12 yrs Join accredited instructor Lisa Jacobs in Tai Chi Chih. This easy to
JBC Tue 6/12-7/24 6:30-7:30pm Reg by 6/5 #3117 learn relaxing discipline consists of 19 flowing movements and one
*n/c 7/3 pose, which enhance the flow of energy in the body. All movements
are done softly, continuously, and effortlessly. This class is designed
for new students or for those who need to refresh their T’ai Chi Chih
The Benefits of...Dance Beginning Classes
JBC Mon 6/4-7/30 6-7:15pm Reg by 5/29 #3121
1. Movement within a class offers a structured outlet n/c 7/2
for physical release while gaining awareness and Continuing Classes
appreciation for oneself and others. JBC Mon 6/4-7/30 7:15-8:30pm Reg by 5/29 #3122
2. Dance benefits physiological development through n/c 7/2
movement patterns that teach coordination and
kinesthetic memory. T’ai Chi Chih® Adult/Child $35/$40
3. Dance education promotes conscious awareness JBC Mon 6/4-6/25 5-6pm Reg by 5/29 #3123
of aesthetic choices and widens the range of
movement possibilities. T’ai Chi Chih ® Open Houses FREE
There will be free open houses to try out the T’ai Chi Chih® program!
Those interested will be able to meet the instructor, ask questions,
and observe the class. Open houses are the first class of the session.
Beginner Ballet (15 - Adult) $45/$50
JBC Tue 6/5-7/31 7:30-8:30pm Reg by 5/29 #3126
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Beginning String Ensemble Music-in-the-Box is proud to offer “Music Masters,”
This 8-week class is for string students who have 1 to 3 years experi- an educational opportunity for very young chil-
ence and are still playing in 1st position. Instruction will focus on dren. Please consider taking the same class again
playing independent parts and maintaining good rhythm and intona- and again. Unique content is added each session.
tion. Students will be expected to practice assigned material at The suggested age for each class is intended to
home. Call JBC at 847-360-4740. group same-age children for their comfort and increased participa-
tion. Parents may decide which class best suits their child’s devel-
Advanced String Ensemble opment age. Contracted through Music-in-the-Box.
This 8 week class is for string students with 4 or more years experi-
ence and some knowledge of 2nd and 3rd position. Students will
$25 /$30 per additional child in same family
need good sight reading skills. Students will be expected to practice
Family Music Masters (6 mos and up)
L START This class was
GET AN EARaY n by getting parents. Alldesigned around multiple siblingdesigned to challenge
parts between classes. Call JBC at 847-360-4740.
families and work-
e so s
on the swimsuit Fitness Center!
ing ages join in musical activities
Music Recital children of differing ages. Based on the philosophy of mentoring,
in s Jack Benny the
Come enjoy music by the students of hape at Center’s private music
Family Music Masters will benefit single child families wishing to
program. Students will present several new pieces of classical music on participate in a multi-age classroom. All children who attend must
piano, strings, and more! Free of charge for JBC music students. be registered.
July 28, 2007 at 2:00pm LC Tue 7/3-7/31 6:30-7pm Reg by 6/26 #3130
Similar to a recital, but without the pressure! Jack Benny Center music
Music Master II (18-36 mo)
students have the opportunity to play in progress pieces in an informal Music is ideal at this age of energy, independence and social aware-
environment for others to hear in preparation of a recital. Free of ness. Singing, dancing, books and purposeful instrument play will
charge to current JBC music students. delight your child and stimulate language development. Basic music
concepts are introduced, increasing your child’s musical awareness.
July 28, 2007 3:00pm
LC Tue 7/3-7/31 7:15-7:45pm Reg by 6/26 #3132
Sibelius Music Writing $90/$95
Learn how to write and compose your own music with the program
Sibelius taught by professional musician David Hibbard. Students will
learn the basics of music notation and sequencing using the Sibelius
software program. Students will do musical arrangements at the com-
puter and will be able to print scores and parts of their arrangements.
JBC Sat 6/16-8/4 10-11am Reg by 6/9 #3127
Learn how to write songs that sell! Lessons will focus on the develop-
ment of the following skill areas: Lyric writing, developing lyrical and
melodic “hooks”; understanding current styles and how to submit
your songs to publishers and artists. Classes will be taught in a group
setting with professional musician David Hibbard.
JBC Sat 6/16-8/4 11-12pm Reg by 6/9 #3128
Beginner/Intermediate Group Guitar $140/$145
Group guitar lessons for beginner and intermediate levels. Ages 10 -
adult may participate in these 1 hour eight-week group lessons with
bilingual instructor Francisco Lopez Jr.
JBC Sat 6/16-8/4 10-11am Reg by 6/9 #3129
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Through the Eyes of the Artist
Waukegan has some of the most beautiful parks in the area. The
Cultural Arts division of the Waukegan Park District is offering a
contest to artists of all ages. Area artists are invited to enter the
quot;Green Townquot; competition for a chance of their artwork being used
in a 2008 Cultural Arts fundraising calendar. Artists can take out
the watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, pen and ink, oils,
acrylics, or cameras to capture the summer in on of the beautiful
Waukegan parks. The parks featured in the artwork must be within
the Waukegan Park District's boundaries. This competition is open
to artists of all levels of experience. Entries should be matted and
ready to be hung. All entries must be delivered to the Jack Benny
Center for the Arts no later than July 30, 2007. Artwork will be
CULTURAL ARTS EVENTS
displayed on the walls of the Jack Benny Center for August 2007. DANDELION WINE FESTIVAL
For questions, please call Jack Benny Center for the Arts at 847- Saturday, June 2, 11-3pm
SUMMER SHOWS FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
ENTRY FORM: Please submit with artwork to the Jack Benny
The Emperor’s New Clothes, June 19-23*
Center for the Arts at 39 Jack Benny Dr. - Bowen Park, Waukegan,
Sideways Stories, July 10-14*
IL 60087 no later than July 30, 2007. Patchwork, July 24-28*
10am & 1pm, *10am ONLY
Auditions: Saturday, June 23, 1-4pm
Finalists’ Performances: Saturday, July 14, 3-5pm
TOUR OF HOMES
Sunday, June 24, 1-5pm
City: State: Zip:
TANABATA (SEVEN EVENINGS) FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 7, 10am
Title of Artwork: The Benefits of...Music
AGE BRACKET: 1. Educators believe that engagement in music supports
o Older adult (62 +) o Adult 18-61 o High School
2. As early as pre-school, playing music helps children
o Middle School o Elementary
acquire knowledge, skills, and attitiudes that influence
I give permission to the Waukegan Park District to use this artwork them throughout their lives.
for display and for publication. 3. Children who make music gain the self-esteem that
comes with personal achievement.
Parent/Guardian Signature for artists under age 18
46 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
Summer Shows for Young Audiences
For ticket information call 847-360-4740
The Emperor’s New Clothes
Written by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Experience a theatrical production by the “world-renowned, internationally acclaimed”...Ivanova
Family! See the great Peter Ivanova perform magic, juggle, and come up with a get rich scheme
that sends the vain Emperor into a frenzy! Watch as the emperor realizes he is not wearing the
great outfit that he thought, but rather he is wearing little at all!
Written and directed by Kyle Cadotte
The school bell rings and Wayside School is in session! Students live out their adventures before
cruel Mrs. Gorf turns each of them into an apple. This school day is sure not to disappoint as stu-
dents will suspend reality and learn some practical common sense along the way. Right before the
last bell this dangerous and funny adventure ends as well with the students getting the last laugh!
Written by Carol Lauck
Patchwork is a lively play where Calico, Denim, Velvet, and Sateen take on the project of piecing
together a patchwork quilt while having the time of their lives doing so! This play is filled with
multiple scenes of wisdom and humor. Whether it’s Velvet and Sateen in the Hat Shop or Denim
and Calico in a contest acting as the Sun and the Wind, Patchwork is sure to entertain!
Tuesday-Friday: 10am and 1pm *Saturday: 10am ONLY
$5 All Seats The 2006-2007 Season is sponsored
$4.50 One week in advance in part by Yellow Book
Group Rates and Illinois Arts Council
$4 20 or more
$3 65 or more
Reservations required. Please call 847- Tickets may be purchased on-line at ticketweb.com
360-4740 to make your reservations.
The Benefits of...Children going to the THEATRE are:
1. Appreciation of theatre as an aesthetic experience, and increased awareness of social and cultural values.
2. Sharing in a communal art form.
3. Increased knowledge of history and human events.
www.waukeganparks.org Summer 2007 47
BOWEN HERITAGE CIRCLE
Welcome to the Circle! Haines Museum:Waukegan Historical Society
Bowen Heritage Circle is your source for quality adult educa- The Haines Museum in Bowen Park has new and exciting exhibits! A
tional and craft programs plus special historical programs for newly completed workroom allows our visitors to view volunteers and
the entire family. Circle instructors usually own their own art, staff working behind the scenes. Visit us during open hours or con-
craft, or other business and bring you the latest and finest tact us for group tours. Haines Museum is located at 1917 N.
instruction available. Bowen Heritage Circle classes are Sheridan Road in beautiful BOWEN PARK.
designed for beginners to advanced students. Whether your
interest is in crafts, lectures or historic programming, give the Tour Hours
Circle a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am-4pm
Would you like to become involved in any of our special Are you interested in becoming involved in the Waukegan Historical
events at the Circle? Do you have a craft or class that you Society? Volunteers are essential and the Haines Museum needs your
think would be of interest to the community? Do you know help. Membership is only a phone call away. If you are interested in
someone who might offer a great class? The Circle is always any aspect of our museum do not hesitate to contact Museum
looking for volunteers and for people interested in sharing a Supervisor Ty Rohrer at (847) 336-1859.
new craft or lecture to the community.
Join us for the
J. L. Raymond Research Library
The Waukegan Historical Society research collections
June 24, 2007 1-5pm
are located in Lilac Cottage in the Bowen Heritage
Circle, 1911 N. Sheridan Rd., Bowen Park. This exten- Society Tour of Homes
sive collection of maps, documents, photographs,
books and vertical files may be accessed during open
hours. Copy services are available for a slight fee, and
volunteers are on hand to assist with genealogical or Interior tours of four private homes,
other research topics. Call librarian Beverly Millard at
847-360-4772 to learn more. a historic church and the Haines Museum.
Students 1005 Oak Crest; 710 N. Sheridan Road
Are you working on a research paper for your History 936 N. Sheridan Road; 1937 N. Poplar Street
or American Studies class? Contact the J.L. Raymond Haines House Museum, 1917 N Sheridan Road
Research library for assistance 847-360-4772. The
friendly staff is always ready to lend a helping hand
on subjects of local history.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Tickets are available at:
Waukegan Historical Society
Haines Museum - 1917 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan
Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan
Victorian House Antiques, 650 Grand Ave., Waukegan
48 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
BOWEN HERITAGE CIRCLE
ADULT TRADITIONAL CRAFTS
Waukegan’s 8th Annual
Watercolor Paper Baskets
Use your creativity to paint watercolor paper to match your home décor,
or create an array of colors by mixing and experimenting. The paper will
be cut into strips and woven into a basket. Many shapes and sizes of
baskets can be woven. A fun new way to paint, weave, and be creative.
Waukegan Fine Arts Festival
A material fee of $12 is due to the instructor at the first class.
BHC Tue 6/5-6/12 6:30-9pm Reg by 5/29 #4500 Saturday, June 2, 2007
Plastic Bag Holder Basket $30/$35 Bowen Park 11-3pm
Do you ever find yourself looking for a place to put those plastic
bags from your shopping trips? This is the perfect basket to hold
them all! This basket starts with a wood base that has a hole in it
Artists, Music, Poetry, Drum Circle and Lake County
where you can pull the bags out. The sides are woven with natural Art League Art Sale. Call 847-360-4740 for further
and dyed reed and is finished off with a leather handle. A material information and schedule of events.
fee of $16 is due to the instructor at the first class.
BHC Tue 7/10-7/17 6:30-9pm Reg by 7/3 #4501 Sponsored by the City of Waukegan, Waukegan Park
District, Art Etc.
Mehndi Body Art (Young Adults 12+)
Henna ink is created from natural plants, creating a safe, non-perma-
nent “tattoo” on the body. In this class, you will learn the best way to
prepare and apply henna paste to the body as well as learn designs and
history of henna. Previous art experience is not necessary, just a love
for creating what comes to your imagination! A $15 fee is due to the
instructor at the start of class for a henna kit.
BHC Sat 7/28 10-2pm Reg by 7/21 #4502
Garden Design and Landscaping Basics $5/$7
You’ve spent a great deal of time deciding which plants you want. How
can you use those plants to make a beautiful garden? Learn the princi-
ples of design that will help you create a special landscape. This pres-
entation will cover the basics of designing with flowers as well as prop-
er placement of tree and shrubs.
BHC Wed 6/6 1-2:30pm Reg by 5/30 #4504
Aromatherapy (Adult) $20/$25
Using essential oils on a child, sibling, parent, or friend will help
boost the immune system, ease pain, and sooth senses! Join profes-
sional aromatic instructor Melissa Arteman, as she offers a one-night
workshop in the essential oils to enhance your life.
BHC Wed 6/27 7-9pm Reg by 6/20 #4503
Lilac Cottage Rental, 1911 N. Sheridan Road- Bowen Park
Are you looking for a bride’s room prior to your wedding in the Bowen Park Formal Garden? Are you interested in renting a space for a group
of 24 for a bridal or baby shower? Are you tired of having your company “team” meeting at the office? Tables and chairs are available for
small parties of 24 and the room seats 30 in a meeting room style set up. Amenities include coffee makers, punch bowl and ladle, stove,
refrigerator and microwave. The main room at Lilac has a wonderful sun porch that overlooks beautiful Bowen Park. The “Blue Room” is per-
fect for family portraits. Rentals require a minimum of 2 hours and a $50 deposit is required to hold the date. Contact the Jack Benny Center
for the Arts 847-360-4740 to inquire about room rentals at Lilac Cottage.
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Music competition for the aspiring vocalists. Participants audition for
a chance to compete in the Waukegan Idol finals for their age group.
Those auditioning will need to register at Jack Benny Center for the
Arts and prepare a song for the June 23 auditions in the Schornick
Theatre. The audition piece may be sung a cappella or to a CD with
background music only, but no musical accompaniment is permitted.
Those advancing to the finals must perform a new song. Judges
judge on vocal quality, stage presence, and level of difficulty.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Age Groups 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Jack Benny Center for the Arts
18 - 30 years Finalists Performances
Judges will judge on ability and talent of the participant for their age. Finalists will perform on Saturday, July 14 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in
downtown Waukegan as part of the Scoopin' Genesee festivities.
Registration and fee
Participants must register, schedule an audition time, and pay a $25 Prizes to be Announced
registration fee at Jack Benny Center for the Arts at 39 Jack Benny
Dr., Waukegan, IL (located in Bowen Park). Office hours are Monday Sponsored by: Waukegan Park District's Cultural Arts Division,
- Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and City of Waukegan, Lab 32 Studios
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration deadline: June 15, 2007
ONLY A FEW DAYS REMAIN, ACT NOW!
PLAY ALL 3 COURSES FOR ONE LOW PRICE
All pass holders please consider taking advantage of our
new package deal. For just an additional $100 over the
2007 Bonnie Brook Golf Course or Orchard HIlls pass rates
you have the ability to use your pass at all three courses.
GET 10% OFF YOUR PASS RATE
Pass holders will also have the opportunity to get 10%
off your pass rate. Purchase your pass at the same time as a
non-2006 season pass holder and both of your passes will be
discounted by 10%. This offer ends May 15, 2007.
Please stop by the Pro Shop for full details.
50 Summer 2007 Waukegan Park District
WAUKEGAN TOWNSHIP PARK PLACE is a lively social center for PARK PLACE is open
adults 55 and over, located at 414 South Lewis Avenue. PARK Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8am-4:30pm;
PLACE offers a variety of services to enhance the lives of Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am-6pm;
Waukegan Township seniors. For more information call 847- Saturday, 9am-3pm, closed Sunday.
UPCOMING TRIPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS: 5/10 Tulip Time - Holland Michigan
Senior Prom June 2 5/22 Milwaukee Art Museum
6/13 Sheer Madness Musical - Chicago, Illinois
Father’s Day Luncheon June 12
6/19 Potawatomi Casino - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ice Cream Social July 10 6/20 Color Purple Musical - Chicago, Illinois
Staben House/Center Golf Outing August 10 7/18 Tempel Lipizzans
Hawaiian Luau August 23 7/31 Galena Day Trip
Are you looking for a chic, local shop to buy unique gifts? Visit UPCOMING TRIPS
the Park Place Gift Shoppe, located in the senior center, for Color Purple Musical July 25, 2007
scented candles, jewelry, hand-crafted items, Tunica Mississippi - August 7-9, 2007
special gift items, greeting cards and much more! And you don't Shedd Aquarium - August 28, 2007
have to be a senior to patronize the Park Place Gift Shoppe. The Odd Couple - August 22, 2007
Cubs Game - August 16, 2007
SERVICES FOR SENIORS
NEW CLC Classes
Taxi Ticket Program FREE Transportation RENT THE PARK PLACE DINING
FREE Snow/Lawn Removal Service
FREE Movies Card Games
ROOM FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT
Art Groups/Crafters Woodshop/WoodCarving If Park Place is Open $35 per hour
Computer Classes FREE Exercise Classes
FREE Support Groups FREE Health Screenings
Weekends/Evenings $50 per hour
Book Club Bingo Commercial Kitchen $25 per hour
Medicare Help Desk Cancer Support Group
Hispanic Discussion Group AARP Safety Driving Call 847-244-9242 for more information or
Grandparents Raising Secretary of State Rules of
Grandchildren Support Group the Road and Super Seniors stop by for a visit.
HIV Support Group Park Place Chorus
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Be A Good Neighbor
The Park Board
Please respect the rights and property of the neighbors living by the
The Waukegan Park District Board of Commissioners is elected to a parks! A few reminders:
six-year term to serve the needs and interests of all taxpayers. Your • Use the sidewalks and pathways when walking to parks. Cutting
personal participation is an integral part of this decision-making through private yards is not appropriate.
process. The Park Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at • Trees, bushes, fences, etc. should not be used as bathrooms. We sug-
3:30 pm at the Corrine J. Rose Administrative Center, 2000 Belvidere gest family members use their own bathrooms before visiting parks.
Street. Please feel welcome to attend. Childcare is provided. • Trash should be discarded into trash cans in the park. When not put
into cans, it often blows into neighbors’ yards.
Citizen Advisory Committees • Please report any vandalism by calling 847-360-4725. By following
Through citizen involvement, the park district has formed several these guidelines, your visit can be more enjoyable for everyone.
advisory committees. If you would like to become an active member
of a committee, contact the staff and phone number listed below: Leave Footprints – Not Trash
We are asking people who visit our parks to “leave footprints behind,
American Independence Festivities Committee
not trash.” Brown trash barrels are placed throughout our parks; help us
Alicia Mentell, 847-360-4723
put litter in its place. Help us reduce, reuse and recycle in our parks.
Golf Advisory Committee Your cooperation in “leaving only footprints behind, not trash” will help
Marv Rezabek, 847-360-4735 us now and in the future.
Recreation Program Advisory Committee
Alicia Mentell, 847-360-4723 Park Security Program
Special Recreation Program Advisory Committee When visiting a park you may notice a police officer patrolling the
Julie Schneider, 847-360-4762 area. The Waukegan Park District and the City of Waukegan have a
cooperative program to increase security in our park system and facili-
ties. Off-duty police are hired to patrol parks and routinely walk
TTY Assistance Available through the parks, visit programs and assist park users. Also, through-
out the day and night regular police officers make patrols during their
Residents using TTYs, please be aware that you can use the Illinois
normal shift. If you witness a crime or vandalism occurring in a park or
Relay Center to contact the Park District during our regular office hours
golf course, please report it immediately to the Waukegan Police
of 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Department, 847-360-9000, or the Waukegan Park District, 847-360-
The Relay Center uses specially trained operators to relay information
4725. If the incident constitutes an emergency, please dial 911.
between hearing and hearing-impaired persons. To use the service, call
TTY 847-662-2577 or call 1-800-526-0857 (voice).
Full Access For All – ADA Park District staff may videotape or photograph participants enrolled in
programs, classes, events or enjoying park facilities. These photographs
Waukegan Park District advocates for full participation under the
are for Park District publications, brochures and future recreation materials
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination
or cable programs. All photos and videos taken on Park District property
in the provision of programs, services or activities to individuals with
are for Park District use and become the sole property of the District.
disabilities. Every attempt at reasonable accommodation will be made
so that individuals may participate in desired programs.
Waukegan Park District is committed to meeting your unique, individ- Seasonal Jobs Available
ual leisure needs. Please call us if we can assist you at any time at Are you looking for part-time seasonal employment? Throughout the
847-360-4760. Please attach a description of any accommodations year, the Waukegan Park District is seeking individuals to assist as
needed to your registration form. This procedure will help ensure your facility/building supervisors, program instructors, etc. If interested,
enjoyment of our program. pick up an application at the Belvidere Recreation Center, 412 S. Lewis
Avenue or the Corrine J. Rose Administrative Center, 2000 Belvidere
Special Accommodations Street. As positions become available, applicants will be called to inter-
view for the job.
It is the responsibility of the parent or participant to notify the District
of any medical, physical and/or mental conditions that may require
special consideration by the District staff. This is for everyone’s protec- Ice Skating and Sledding
tion, and your confidentiality will be respected. This winter, the Waukegan Park District will prepare and maintain an ice
skating facility at Victory Park from December to February as weather
Pets permits. By using our parks for ice skating or sledding, you assume the
Pet owners, please remember that the Park District enforces the full responsibility for determining that all conditions are safe and
“Pooper Scooper” law. Walk your pet on a leash and clean up after it. assume the full risk and responsibility for any injury. For more details
No animals are allowed in playgrounds or fenced areas of any park call 847-360-4725.
except for the dog exercise area at Larsen Nature Preserve.
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Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, birthday party, Rules for the Following Rental Facilities:
anniversary, shower or family reunion, the Waukegan Park • Renters must submit a $50/$100 (depending on rented room) securi-
District has the accommodation for you! Call 847-360-4700 ty deposit to secure a reservation. Reservations must be made in per-
today for more information on how the Park District can help son by the person responsible for the rental.
you plan your special event. • Alcohol consumption is not permitted in any indoor/outdoor facility.
Smoking is not permitted in any indoor facility.
INDOOR FACILITY RENTALS • Youth parties (events geared for 13-20 year-olds) require police cov-
BELVIDERE RECREATION CENTER erage. The Waukegan Park District provides the police officer at the
412 South Lewis Avenue. Call 847-360-4700. renter’s expense of $40 per hour with no exceptions. Youth parties
Multipurpose Room (Maximum Capacity 150) must have 1 adult for every 10 youth. Youth parties are by invitation
Saturdays & Sundays $57/hour only, no flyers will be accepted at the door. Youth parties must be
Weekdays $38/hour paid for (in full) one month before party date. Youth parties will for-
*No Friday night rentals feit deposit if cancelled inside of one month of rental date.
Lounge (Maximum Capacity 40) • Use of the kitchen is available at the Belvidere Recreation Center and
Saturdays & Sundays $42/hour the Jane Addams Center for an additional flat fee of $49.
Available some weeknights $31/hour • For continuous rentals, such as church services, please call Marilyn at
JANE ADDAMS CENTER
• No items can be stored at the facility before or after contracted
95 Jack Benny Drive. Call 847-360-4700.
Multipurpose Room (Maximum Capacity 100)
• At all indoor rentals, a supervisor is present throughout the length of
Available Some Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays $53/hour
Fridays not available during the summer season
• Damage to the facility will result in the loss of the rental deposit.
LILAC COTTAGE-BOWEN HERITAGE CIRCLE • Reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to the rental date.
1911 North Sheridan Road. Call 847-360-4740 for details. • Contract hours must include decorating and clean up hours.
(Maximum Capacity 25) • Failure to abide by the rental contract may result in deposit loss or
shut down of the rental. Time lost will not be reimbursed.
Additional Rental Sites • New rates start May 2007.
ORCHARD HILLS GOLF CLUB
38342 North Greenbay Road. Call 847-336-5118 for details. For Field House Rental Information please check page 4.
BONNIE BROOK CLUBHOUSE
2800 North Lewis Avenue. Call 847-360-4732 for details.
Available for Catered Banquets.
OUTDOOR FACILITY RENTALS
Additional picnic tables may be available at $10.00 each. Other miscellaneous services may be available to accommodate special needs.
Call 847-360-4725 for information. All rentals require a $50.00 deposit.
BEVIER PARK PICNIC PAVILION RES/NON-RES HINKSTON PARK SOUTH PAVILION
Seating capacity: 48 (6 tables). Limited electricity available. (Maximum Capacity 48)
Full day rental only. Mon-Fri $50/$73 Sat-Sun $55/$80 Seating capacity: 32 (4 tables)
Full day rental only Mon-Fri $50/$73 Sat-Sun $55/$80
BOWEN PARK FORMAL GARDEN
Rental per hour. Limited electricity available. Mon-Fri 55/$80hr WASHINGTON PARK BANDSHELL
Sat-Sun $55/$80hr Rental per hour (Limited electricity available with notice). $55/$80hr.
JANET MORRISON PICNIC CENTER
(Maximum Capacity 165)
Seating capacity: 112 (14 tables). Limited electricity available.
Full day: 8am-sunset Mon-Fri $70/$103 Sat-Sun $75/$110
1/2 day (Mon-Fri only):
8am-2pm or 3pm-sunset $55/$73
HINKSTON PARK MAIN PAVILION
(Maximum Capacity 185)
Seating capacity: 112 (14 tables). Limited electricity available.
Full day: 8am-sunset Mon-Fri Mon-Fri $75/$103Sat-Sun $75/$110
1/2 day (Mon-Fri only):
8am-2pm or 3pm-sunset $55/$73
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Bevier Park Pavilion Hinkston Park Main Pavillion
Using Parks & Facilities General Rules
Waukegan Park District’s parks and facilities are ideal sites for groups • All functions conducted in District parks or facilities must be held in
and individuals. You will enjoy the natural beauty of the parks, and accordance with District ordinances, policies and rules.
appreciate the convenience of facilities provided in various areas. See • Observe closing hours for park site (in most cases sunset).
the application form for the various locations and features of each • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in District parks or facilities.
park. • Vehicles are restricted to designated parking areas and are not
allowed on grass areas.
Why Park Use Permits Are Required • Loud music, obscene language or boisterous behavior breaching the
Our mission is to provide facilities, parks and open spaces that are public peace is not permitted.
attractive and safe for the people of our community. The Park Use • Facilities must be cleaned after use, trash and recyclables placed in
Permit allows us to avoid overcrowding and accommodate groups for a proper containers and coals must be disposed of in designated con-
pleasant, enjoyable park experience. It also allows you to reserve a crete containers.
specific pavilion. • The Park Patrol officer will monitor Park Use Permits. Please
make sure to always have your copy with you.
A Park Use Permit is required for any group • You must notify the Parks Department if your event is cancelled
requesting the use of a specific park for one or at 847-360-4725.
• If you wish to reserve a baseball/softball/soccer field, or basket-
more of the following functions: ball court, please inquire about the field, availability and field
• A company, organization or church desiring to have a picnic, meet- usage charges.
ing, rally, walk-a-thon, march or some type of religious event. Any
type of religious ceremony must first be approved by the Board of Picnics
Commissioners of the Waukegan Park District, which meet the second
General picnicking with groups of less than 25 in attendance in Waukegan Park
Tuesday of every month.
• A teacher or school planning an annual field day or class fun day District parks does not require a permit. All District picnic tables and picnic
activity. areas are available on a “first-come, first-served” basis to the general public.
• A family wishing to host a reunion or celebration. However, this does not grant exclusive use of park facilities or picnic pavilions.
Anyone desiring exclusive use of a park facility or picnic pavilion must reserve
Requirements the day and time and pay the associated fee. Picnic pavilions are available for
Use of park facilities other than designated picnic pavilions requires a rent at Bevier Park, Bowen Park or Hinkston Park. To reserve a pavilion, you
Park Use Permit for groups over 25. must complete the proper section of the Park Use Permit application.
• The permit holder must declare on the permit application all activi-
ties which will take place and all equipment/supplies which will be
used on the park premises. A Park Use Permit must be filled out for Facility Rentals. Facility rentals shall
• All Park Use Permits are subject to approval by the Superintendent of be made in person at the Belvidere Recreation Center, 412 South Lewis
Parks. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085 during regular business hours (Monday thru
• Some Park Use Permits will require a certificate of insurance naming Friday, 9am to 4:30pm).
the Waukegan Park District as an “additional insured.” The rental fees and deposit must accompany the application. Personal checks
• Permits may not be considered or approved if submitted on short notice. shall not be accepted less than fourteen (14) days prior to the reservation
date. Cash, MasterCard or Visa are accepted at anytime with application.
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Bowen Formal Garden Janet Morrison Picnic Center
Park Use Permits requiring facility rentals may be submitted begin- 4. That the park desired has not been reserved for other use at the
ning March 1 for the upcoming season. Applications are processed on day and hour required in the application.
a “first-come, first-served” basis. 5. A permittee shall be bound by all park rules and regulations and
all applicable ordinances.
All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation 6. An applicant is required to provide the Waukegan Park District with
refunds of facility fees and deposits are issued on a certificate of insurance naming the Waukegan Park District as
the following basis: an “additional insured” for moonwalks and other such activi-
• Cancellations made two (2) weeks prior to reservation: Full refund of ties that pose a risk of injury.
deposit and facility fees. 7. An applicant shall be required to indemnify and hold harmless the
• Cancellations made between two (2) weeks and one (1) week prior to Waukegan Park District’s officers and employees for liability arising
reservation date: Refund of facility fee only. out of such permitted activities before issuance of a permit.
• Cancellations made less than one (1) week prior to reservation date: 8. An applicant may be required to hire off-duty Waukegan Police
Refund of deposit only. Facility fee not refundable. Department officers for security.
• Mail cancellation requests and return permit to: Parks Department, 9. An applicant may be required to provide a refundable $250 deposit
Park Maintenance Facility, 2211 Ernie Krueger Circle, Waukegan, IL to the District for cleanup and/or damage. The District reserves the
60087. right to assess charges for damages and/or additional cleaning.
Deposit refunds will be made after the facility has been inspected Deposits are refundable provided all rules and policies are followed.
and is deemed clean and undamaged. The District reserves the right to Refunds shall be made after the area has been inspected and is
assess additional charges for damages and/or additional cleaning. deemed clean and undamaged.
Deposit refunds will usually be mailed to renters within two (2) weeks 10. If an applicant is requesting to sell food at the proposed activity,
after the rental. If actual attendance is larger than the number stat- it will be necessary to obtain a permit from the Lake County
ed on the application, the deposit may be forfeited. Health Department.
The application must be signed by an adult (21 years of age or 11. Due to parking constraints, the Waukegan Park District may limit
older) who will be in attendance and who will assume full responsibility attendance when necessary.
for group use. 12. The Waukegan Park District reserves the right to terminate its
permits if: a) Applicant misrepresents, falsifies, or withholds
Standards for Issuance information, or b) If requirements, restrictions, terms and con-
One of the following items may pertain to issuing a Park Use Permit. ditions or rules pertaining to this permit or any Waukegan Park
1. That the proposed activity or use of the park shall not unreason- District ordinances are violated.
ably interfere with or detract from the general public environment 13. Applicant requesting a park (and not renting a pavillion) must
of the park. submit a $15.00 permit fee.
2. That the proposed activity and use will not unreasonably interfere
with or detract from the promotion of public health. For More Information
3. That the proposed activity or use is not unreasonably anticipated
If you have any questions regarding Park Use Permits, call the
to incite violence, crime or disorderly conduct and will not entail
Waukegan Park District Parks Department at 847-360-4725 between
unusual, extraordinary or burdensome expense or police operation
8am and 4pm Monday through Friday. If you would like to check on the
by the Park District.
availability of a date for a rental, please call the Belvidere Recreation
Center at 847-360-4700.
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By Mail How to Read the Program Information
1. Clip out the registration form and fill it out completely. Be sure the The following is an example of the format used to present program
program ID number is correct. This is how we determine which pro- information. The format allows for more information to be included in
gram you desire. less space.
2. Mail the form along with a check, money order or charge information
to the address listed. Please be sure that the check or money order is
Resident ($) Fee/Non-Resident ($) Fee
Program Title (Age Limits)
payable for the exact amount. Please do not pay by cash for mail-in
Attn.: Belvidere Recreation Center The program description and other important information will appear in
Waukegan Park District the paragraph(s) below the course title. Some programs have specific
2000 Belvidere Street information that the instructor would like you to know before register-
Waukegan, IL 60085 ing. Other programs are self-explanatory, but you are encouraged to
3. Resident registrations will be processed as soon as they are received. read all of the information.
Non-resident registrations will be processed on Wednesday, 5/15/07. Location Day(s) Session(s) Time(s) Reg. by Date Program #
1. In-person registration for Park District residents takes place at the Res/Non-Res
Belvidere Recreation Center beginning at 9am on Monday, 5/13/07.
2. Registration for all Park District programs is handled at the Belvidere Day(s)
Recreation Center. Registration is accepted at the Jack Benny Center Mon (Monday) Tue (Tuesday) Wed (Wednesday)
for the Arts for programs conducted by that center. Thu (Thursday) Fri (Friday) Sat (Saturday)
3. Non-residents may register in-person beginning at 9am, Wednesday, Sun (Sunday
Belvidere Park BP
Program Changes and Cancellations Belvidere Recreation Center BRC
• Programs are sometimes cancelled or altered due to low registration Bevier Center BEV
or changes in staff or facility availability. Bonnie Brook Golf Course BBGC
• You are entitled to a full refund for a program that has been can- Bowen Heritage Circle BHC
celled by the park district. Refunds will be issued usually within 7-14 Community Recreation Center CRC
days, in accordance with our Accounts Payable schedule.
Douglas House/Upton Park DH
Remember Field House at Hinkston Park FH
Greenshire Golf Course GCG
• We do not give refunds for programs after they have started.
• Cancellations initiated by patrons prior to the start of a program are Howard Ganster Pool HGP
entitled to a refund, less applicable service charges. Refunds will be Haines Museum HM
issued usually within 7-14 business days, in accordance with our Jack Benny Center for the Arts JBC
Accounts Payable schedule. Jane Addams Center JAC
• For additional information, call 847-360-4700. Kiley Center KC
• VISA and MasterCard are accepted.
• Mail-in registrations receive priority. If you want to be sure to get Lilac Cottage LC
into a popular program this is the way to do it. Orchard Hills Golf Course OHGC
• We cannot accept any registration by telephone (unless otherwise Parks Maintenance Facility PMF
specified). Corrine J. Rose Administrative Center RAC
• Non-residents must pay a larger fee for each program, usually 20% To Be Determined TBD
more than the resident program fee (10% for special events, pre- Visual Arts Center VAC
school and older adult programs).
• We may require proof of your Park District residency.
• We will take waiting lists for programs that are filled and expand a Session(s)
class maximum if it is possible. The month/day when the program begins and the month/day when the
• We charge a $5 fee for withdrawing from a program to cover adminis- program ends.
Reg by Date
The “Reg by” date is when the Park District has to determine the future
Register Early of the program based on the number of participants registered. So, it is
The “Reg by” date is the point at which we must determine if enroll- important to register by the date indicated.
ment is sufficient to hold the program. If you wait too long to register,
the program may be canceled due to low enrollment. Waiting to sign up the Program #
day of the program may be too late to save it. So, please register early! The program number is important registration information. Each session
is assigned a program number. Take your time while completing the
Are You Covered? registration form. Look it over to make sure the information is correct.
The Waukegan Park District does not carry medical or accident insur-
ance for participants in Park District programs. The cost to provide n/c
medical care would make the program fees prohibitive. Please review Indicates no class/program on date specified.
your own personal health insurance plan to be sure that you and your Most sessions require a minimum and a maximum number of participants.
family have proper coverage. We reserve the right to cancel a class if there aren’t enough participants.
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WAUKEGAN PARK DISTRICT PRSRT STD
2000 BELVIDERE ROAD ECR
WAUKEGAN IL. 60085-6172 U.S. POSTAGE PAID
RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER GURNEE, IL
PERMIT NO. 340
Cool programs and events for Woodridge kids November/December 2007
Father/Daughter Basketball Tournament Wilmont Mountain Ski/Snowboarding
Fathers, come on out with your daughter for our inaugural 2 on 2 Don’t have cold feet? Become a snow seeker and give skiing or snow-
basketball tourney. Teams will be guaranteed a minimum of 3 games. boarding a try. A pizza parlor, cafeteria and a video arcade are housed
The fee will include refreshments, medals and shirts for both of you to in Wilmont’s Twin Chalets. Wilmont has total snowmaking capability
remember this fun experience together. to guarantee the white stuff. There is a short practice area for ﬁrst time
LOCATION: Jefferson Jr High School, Gymnasium skiers and snowboarders and the mountain boasts 25 runs, eight chair,
MIN/MAX FEE plus six surface lifts. The run covers over 120 acres of skiable terrain.
4/8 $30.00(R)/$45.00(N) Fees include lift ticket, ski rental and lessons for skiers and lift ticket,
GRADE CODE DATE TIME board rental and lessons for snowboarders who need to rent equip-
5-6 3730 Sa, Dec 15 12:00 - 6:00PM ment. Each person renting ski equipment and snowboards must bring
7-8 3731 Sa, Dec 15 12:00 - 6:00PM a $10 cash deposit that will be returned when skis or snowboard is
turned in. In addition, participants must bring an ID or birth certiﬁcate
to show at the time of rental. If you already have equipment, you may
Father/Son Basketball Tournament bring your own. Please bring additional monies for lunch or bring
Fathers, grab your son and hoop it up at our 2nd annual 2 on 2 your own.
basketball tournament. Teams will be guaranteed a minimum of 3 Registration Deadline: Monday, January 14
games. The fee will include refreshments, medals and shirts to DEPARTS: Lisle Park District, Community Center, 1825 Short St.
remember this bonding experience. AGE MIN/MAX DATE TIME
LOCATION: Jefferson Jr High School, Gymnasium 12 - 18Y 6/15 M, Jan 21 8:00AM - 6:00PM
4/8 $30.00(R)/$45.00(N) Includes ski rental, lift ticket and lesson
GRADE CODE DATE TIME CODE FEE
5-6 3728 Sa, Dec 15 12:00 - 6:00PM 3855 $56.00(R)/$84.00(N)
7-8 3729 Sa, Dec 15 12:00 - 6:00PM
Includes snowboard rental, lift ticket and lesson
Winter Holiday Open Gym CODE FEE
Enjoy the time off from school by coming to our open gym to have 3856 $68.00(R)/$102.00(N)
some fun. Bring your friends to shoot some hoops or kick a ball
around. If enough people show up, organized games will be formed. Includes morning ski rental, lift ticket and lesson and afternoon
Moms and dads are also welcome to attend and participate with their snowboard rental, lift ticket and lesson
children. There is no charge for parents attending. CODE FEE
LOCATION: Jefferson Jr High School, Gymnasium 3857 $68.00(R)/$102.00(N)
3/25 $3.00(R)/$4.00(N) Includes lift ticket and lesson, must bring skis or snowboard
GRADE CODE DATES TIME equipment
3-5 3992 W & F, Dec 26 - Jan 4 1:00 - 2:30PM CODE FEE
6-8 3993 W & F, Dec 26 - Jan 4 2:30 - 4:00PM 3858 $42.00(R)/$63.00(N)
Community Center Phone: 630.353.3300
2600 Center Drive email@example.com
Woodridge, IL 60517 www.woodridgeparks.org
Cool programs and events for Woodridge kids November/December 2007
Santa’s Bedtime Story Visions of Sugarplums and Gingerbread Houses
Dress in your pajamas and slippers and join Santa and his elves for Parents and children will make and decorate treats together that will
some holiday fun. Santa’s elves are up to mischief and will sprinkle stop Santa’s reindeer in their tracks! Your elf will magically decorate
candy canes all over the community center for a treasure hunt. Then and bring home a freshly baked gingerbread house suitable for
Santa will join us to read his favorite Christmas tales. As we enjoy a display or eating. Fee includes a smorgasbord of ‘sugarplums’
bedtime snack of cookies and milk, Santa will have time to listen to (candy) for your child’s delectable work of art.
all your Christmas wishes and pose for a picture. Each child attending
LOCATION: Two Kitchens, 2035 S. Washington St., Naperville
must be registered.
LOCATION: CC/Hickory/Oak AGE MIN/MAX FEE
AGE MIN/MAX FEE 7 - 11Y * 8/10 $50.00(R)/$75.00(N)
1 - 8Y 10/40 $8.00(R)/$12.00(N) CODE DATE TIME
CODE DATE TIME 3746 Su, Dec 2 2:00 - 4:00PM
3693 Tu, Dec 18 6:30 - 7:30PM *children must be accompanied by an adult
3695 W, Dec 19 6:30 - 7:30PM
Parent/Tot Ornaments Christmas Crafting
Spend some quality time with your preschooler creating wonderful Join us for a fun-ﬁlled class where participants will create wonderful
ornaments to trim your tree. A variety of holiday ornaments will be decorations and gifts for Christmas. Participants will be using glue
created using a wide array of art and craft supplies. guns during this program with adult supervision. All supplies
LOCATION: CC/Aspen/Birch included. Pre-registration is required.
AGE MIN/MAX FEE LOCATION: CC/Aspen/Birch
3 - 7Y 8/15 $8.00(R)/$12.00(N) AGE MIN/MAX FEE
CODE DATES TIME 6 - 12Y 6/12 $12.00(R)/$18.00(N)
3545 W, Dec 05 6:30 - 7:30PM CODE DATE TIME
3546 W, Dec 12 6:30 - 7:30PM 3550 W, Dec 12 4:30 - 6:15PM
Daddy/Daughter: Holiday Jewelry Gift Mother/Daughter Holiday Craft
Moms, sign up your daddy/daughter pairings to share a unique night Mothers and daughters will spend the evening together creating a
out together. This meaningful holiday jewelry-making class is de- holiday apron, which they can share throughout the busy season.
signed for dads and their special darling(s) to design gifts as a team
and surprise family members. Glass faceted crystals in a large array of
colors, holiday/love related silver charms and dangles, clay beads and AGE MIN/MAX FEE
custom bead designs will be provided. Each couple will make neck- 6 - 12Y 6/12 $6.00(R)/$9.00(N)
laces and bracelets. Enough for gift-gifting and a special one for the CODE DATE TIME
designer to wear as well! Each couple completes the surprise with 3551 W, Dec 12 7:45 - 8:45PM
designing their very own gift bags, tissue and tags. No peeking! This
is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 23
LOCATION: Lisle Park District, Meadows, 5801 Westview Lane,
Lisle Create holiday
4 - 11Y with dad 8/10
F, Nov 30
6:30 - 7:30PM
Location CC = Woodridge Park District Community Center, 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge
IPRA All-Night Ski Trip for Teens
Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort, Galena, IL
Join us at Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort, Galena, Illinois, for an all night
rockin’ good time in cooperation with the Illinois Park and Recreation
Association. Adult staff is present on the slopes and in the lodge and snacks
are available until 4:30 a.m. Non-skiers can stay warm inside playing games
in the video arcade or listening as a disc jockey spins your favorite tunes.
There is a short practice area for first-time skiers, 17 runs lighted for night
skiing, five chairs and three surface lifts. Beginner ski/snowboard lessons are
ongoing from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Try out the seven-acre snowboard park
with a half-pipe, quarter-pipe and fun boxes.
Note: The coach bus leaves promptly at 6:30 p.m. from the Downers Grove
Lincoln Center, located at 935 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove. Participants
should arrive at 5:45 p.m. A packet of information will be mailed prior to the
trip. All forms must be completely filled out and turned in on the day of the trip.
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 15
Age: Grades 6-12
F, Feb 02-Feb 03
6:30PM - 8:00AM
Ski Lessons at Four Lakes
2728 Lift & Lesson – Your Equipment $65(R)/$98(N) Learn to ski at beautiful Four Lakes Ski
2729 Lift, Lesson & Ski Rental $80(R)/$120(N) Area located ten minutes from Woodridge.
Skiers of all ages and abilities are
2730 Lift, Lesson & Snowboard Rental $80(R)/$120(N) welcome. Slope ticket is included with
lesson. To check on ski conditions call
Wilmot Mountain Ski /Snowboarding Trip Location: Four Lakes Ski Area
5800 Forest View Road, Lisle
Don’t have cold feet? Become a snow seeker and give skiing or snowboarding
a try. A pizza parlor, two lounges, a cafeteria and a video arcade are housed in
Wilmot’s Twin Chalets. Wilmot has total snowmaking capacity to guarantee Th, Jan 04 - Jan 18
the white stuff. There is a short practice area for first time skiers and snow 6:30 - 8:15 PM
boarders. The mountain boasts 25 runs, eight chair, plus six surface lifts. The
run covers over 120 acres of skiable terrain. Fee includes ski rental, lesson for
skier and lift ticket, board rental and lesson for snowboarders.Each person 2918 $98(R)/$147(N) with ski rental
renting ski equipment must bring a $10 deposit that will be returned when $70(R)/$105(N) bring own skis
skis are turned in. In addition, particplants must bring an ID or birth Age: 9Y and up
certificate to show at the time of rental. If you already have equipment, you 2919 $92(R)/$138(N) with ski rental
may bring your own. Please note that a separate form must be completed by
$68(R)/$102(N) bring own skies
parent/guardian for snowboard rental/usage that includes parent information.
Please bring additional monies for lunch or bring your own
Note: Trip departs and returns to the Lisle Park District, 1825 Short Street, Lisle Beginning Fencing
Want to wield a sword? Fencing class
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5 offers students the basic understanding of
attack and defense of fencing. Students
will learn basic moves and strategies that
Age: 12Y - 18Y create a solid foundation for developing
M, Jan 15 their fencing game. Each class will have
8:00AM - 6:00PM introduction and bouting (actual fencing).
All equipment is provided and is designed
2834 Lift, Lesson & Ski Rental $56(R)/$84(N) for all fitness levels.
2835 Lift, Lesson & Snowboard Rental $68(R)/$102(N) Location: Community Center
2836 Lift, Lesson, Morning Ski Rental & Min/Max: 5/15
Afternoon Snowboard Rental $68(R)/$102(N) Th, Jan 11-Feb 22
2837 Lift & Lesson – Your Equipment $42(R)/$63(N)
Age: 8Y & up
Woodridge Park District is Your Place to Play!
Early Bird Soccer and Girls Softball Registration Meetings
The Woodridge Park District Community Center will host three registration meetings for Soccer and Girls Softball.
Coaches will be available at these meetings to assist you with questions and information. Don’t miss the Early Bird Savings!
Saturday, January 13 • 9AM-Noon
Wednesday, January 17 • 6:30-8:30PM
Saturday, January 20 • 9AM-Noon
Early Bird Rate Deadline: Saturday, January 20 at Noon
Have you ever wanted to slide down a hill on an inner tube? Well here’s your chance! You’ll be laughing all the way to the
bottom as your tube whisks you down one of the 900-foot long chutes, each with a 10-story drop, and reaches speeds in excess
of 40 miles per hour! Once you’re at the bottom, one of the specially designed lifts will take you back to the top for run after
run after run. No experience necessary. Fee includes transportation, tube rental, and three hours of tubing. Bring money for
lunch. We will be tubing at the Sunburst Ski Area in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. When registering, please do not forget to fill out
the Participant Information Sheet and the Release Form.
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 12
M, Feb 19
Location: Lisle Park District Community Center
1825 Short Street, Lisle
Holiday Open Gym Ice Skating Opportunities
Enjoy the time off from school by coming The Woodridge Park District offers ice
to our open gym to shoot some hoops or skating at Lake Carleton, Ide’s Grove
kick a ball around. If enough people show
up, organized games will be formed. Moms Enjoy winter West and Ide’s Grove East pending
weather conditions and the safeness of
and dads are also welcome to attend and the ice. Six inches of solid ice is consid-
participate with their children. There is no
charge for parents attending. FUN with ered safe for skating. The east end of
Lake Carleton is designated for ice
fishing and the snow on this area will
Location: Jefferson Junior High
12/26, 12/28, 1/2, 1/4
your friends not be cleaned off.
Skating and No Skating signs are
and family! provided on the sites and must be
observed for your safety. Please call the
Park District Info Line at 353-3400 for
Grades 6-8 daily ice conditions during the months
of December, January, and February.
Pay at the Door
www.woodridgeparks.org • Call 353-3300
Woodridge Park District Community Center • 2600 Center Drive
Graphic Communication Specialist
410 N. Arlington Heights Rd / Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
1-847-506-7142 / Fax: 1-847-577-3050
firstname.lastname@example.org / www.ahpd.org
Sholem Aquatic Center • Spalding Pool
A Season Pool Pass is your ticket to fun!
A Season Pool Pass Gets You:
t Admission to Sholem Aquatic Center & Spalding Pool
during public swim hours, Dive-In Movies, & lap swim
t Early-bird admission on weekdays at Sholem at 11 am
t No long lines at Sholem – enjoy an admission line
just for pool passholders
SPLASH-LINE t Admission to two exclusive Pool Pass Parties
Family of 3 $140 $210
Each additional $30 $45
Replacement Card $5 $5
l Say cheese! Photo ID’s must be taken of all season pass holders 4 years
The Beach is an 8000 sq. ft. old and up. Photos can be taken at the Bresnan Meeting Center, Springer
activity pool. Cultural Center, or Leonhard Recreation Center during normal business
The Falls is a 170-foot tube slide. hours or at Sholem Aquatic Center beginning opening day. For your EXCLUSIVE
convenience, you can also get your photo ID card at Sholem Aquatic
Center Monday, May 21 – Thursday, May 24 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.
l Each individual will receive his or her own photo ID card. ID cards can
be loaded with money and used like debit cards at all CPD facilities.
So no need to send cash with Peter to the pool – he can pay for his
snacks with his new ID card! If you currently have an ID card, you do not Got your season pool pass? Cool off
need a new one for 2007. this summer with these exclusive free
l To verify residency, a current driver’s license or utility bill must be parties for season pool pass holders! On
presented at the time of purchase. May 25 mingle with Mix 94.5 and enjoy
groovy tunes, great food, and cool
l Only family members can be included on a family pass. prizes. Then dance the night away to
the rhythmic drum beats of Steely Pan
on July 27. Don’t miss these fun parties
The Rapids is a 660-foot winding river. at the pool – get your season pool pass
Dates: Friday, May 25 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday, July 27 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Location: Sholem Aquatic Center
Fee: These events are open to 2007
The Plunge is a 197-foot tunneling Season Pool Pass Holders Only
body flume slide.
The Sea is an 8-lane, 25-yard lap pool. The Puddle is a zero-depth kiddy pool. Spalding Pool has 2 one-meter diving boards.
Sholem Aquatic Center Come on in,
2200 West Sangamon Drive • 398-2581 Hours Daily Admission Rates Group Rates Rules
Weekdays: 11:30 am – 8 pm Resident $5.00 A special daily rate is available to groups The Champaign Park District is com-
Weekends & Holidays: 10 am – 8 pm Non-Resident $7.50 of 15 or more during public hours. One mitted to ensuring the safety of our
The new Sholem Aquatic Center is Champaign’s 3 & Under FREE adult (18+ years) is required for every guests and asks that you please follow
premier place to beat the summer heat! This facility eight children under age 12. Arrange- the rules posted around the facility.
Early Bird Hours In order to receive resident admis-
ments for group rates must be made
(Season Pool Pass Holders Only) sion rates, residents must present • Children age 12 and under must be
opened last summer and will host its first full season Weekdays: 11:00 – 11:30 am their CPD resident ID card at the at least one week prior to your group’s supervised by a person age 13 or
pool. Resident ID cards are avail- arrival. For more information on group older.
of operation during the summer of 2007. Sholem rates please call Amy at 398-2571 prior
able at the Bresnan Meeting Center,
to Memorial Day, or 398-2581 once • Proper bathing suit attire required.
Aquatic Center will open Memorial Day weekend and Reduced Public Hours Springer Cultural Center, and Leon-
All apparel worn inside must be
hard Recreation Center. To verify Sholem opens.
remain open until Labor Day (with reduced hours When Champaign Unit 4 schools are clean.
in session Sholem Aquatic Center will residency, a current driver’s license Sholem Aquatic Center Group Rates
or utility bill must be presented. 15-30 $4.50/person • Alcohol is strictly prohibited inside
when Unit 4 schools are in session). operate on this reduced schedule:
31-75 $4.00/person the facility. Any person in possession
75+ $3.50/person of, or under the influence of alcohol
May 26 until school is out for summer Storm and Inclement will not be permitted inside the
Offering open swim hours, water aerobics, swim Weekdays: 4 – 7 pm
Weekends & Holidays: 10 am – 8 pm Weather Policy facility.
lessons, and lap swim; Sholem Aquatic Center is the In the case of inclement weather
Early Closure Policy • Tobacco products are strictly prohib-
August 22 – Labor Day Sholem Aquatic Center will be Sholem Aquatic Center may close if: ited inside the facility.
coolest destination for family fun! Weekdays: Closed closed, and an attempt to re-open • There are hazardous weather condi- • Personal inflatable flotation devices
Weekends & Holidays: 10 am – 8 pm will be made when and if the tions in the area are not allowed, except during
weather clears. Up to date informa- • The air temperature drops below 68º F
special designated times.
tion will be provided on the Leisure • There are fewer then 20 patrons in the
4 Line at 398-2589. facility
Sholem Rentals & Parties Sholem Sharks Pre-Swim Team
Is there a swimmer in your house that wants to race but
still needs some work on their swimming skills? Are they
ready to improve their swimming skills and learn racing
starts and turns? If so, then the Sholem Sharks Pre-Swim
Team is the place for them. The participants in this pro-
Host the gram will be coached on their stroke technique and will
learn racing starts and turns that will help prepare them
Coolest to swim on the Sholem Sharks Swim Team in the future.
This program is designed to transition children from swim
Party in lessons to swim team. Participants should know how to
swim prior to enrolling in this program.
Ages: 4 – 7 years
Day: Monday – Friday
Dates: June 4 – July 21 (No session July 4)
Time: 9:15 – 10:15 am
Location: Sholem Aquatic Center
Fee (Resident/Non-Res): $45/$67.50
Sholem Sharks Swim Team
Gain self confidence, enhance social skills, and have a
sense of accomplishment as a member of our team!
Improve swimming skills and endurance through daily practices and weekly competitions.
Swimmers must be able to swim a 25 yard free style with their face in the water comfort-
ably (within a reasonable amount of time). If not, we encourage children to enroll in our
swim lessons or pre-swim team program. Swimmers will compete in the East Central
Illinois Swim Conference Championship meet. All meets will be held on Saturdays.
Swimmers must swim three meets to compete in the championship meet.
Rental Rates Wet ‘n Wild Ages: 4 – 18 years (children compete within their own age group)
Days: Monday – Saturday
Looking for a fun and unique location for your family reunion, company
picnic, birthday party, or other special occasion? Host your next special event
Birthday Parties Dates: May 21 – July 21 2007 Sholem Sharks Swim Meet Schedule
We have the coolest place in town Fee (Resident/Non-Res): $80/$120
at the Sholem Aquatic Center after open swim hours! You can rent the entire (includes team t-shirt & swim cap) Date Home Away
facility or just a zone of Sholem after public swim hours. Call 398-2571 for your next birthday party! Book June 9 Practice Meet at Sholem
your child’s birthday party at the Practice Times (determined by the coach, exceptions
to book your rental (prior to Memorial Day weekend) or 398-2581 once June 16 Sholem Crystal Lake
Sholem Aquatic Center and it is sure made for families):
to be a hit. Parties include: • May 21 through last day of school: June 23 Windsor Sholem
Centennial High School Pool 5:30 – 6:30 pm June 30 Lincolnshire Sholem
Zone 1 (The Beach & The Sea) $175/hour $265/hour • admission to the facility 10 & under: Tuesday & Thursday
Zone 2 (The Rapids, The Falls, & The Plunge) $250/hour $375/hour • 2 hours reserved area with party 11 & over: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday July 7 Indian Acres Sholem
Kiddie Pool $75/hour $115/hour host July 14 Sholem Charleston
Entire Facility $400/hour $600/hour • snack (nachos or hot dogs) • June 4 (or first day of summer vacation) through July 21:
Sholem Aquatic Center July 21 Conference at
• birthday cake Charleston
7:00 – 8:30 am or 8:45 – 10:15 am Monday – Friday
Lawn Rentals • unlimited fun!
If you’d like to bring your party to Sholem during open swim hours, we have Book your party by calling 398-2571
three rental lawns available for group reservations. before Memorial Day, or 398-2581
Swim like a Shark!
once Sholem opens.
Lawn Rental $50/day $75/day Fee (Resident/Non-Res): $150/$225
for up to 10 participants ($5/$7.50
6 for each additional) 7
Sholem Programs Swimming
Champaign Park District swim lessons provide
participants a place to learn swimming basics and
is a great water safety at a level that is appropriate for their
cardio age and development. Registration deadline is the
Wednesday prior to first class.
Water Aerobics Adult Swim Lessons
Join the fun of exercising in water! We offer swimming lessons for adults at various skill lev-
This form of exercise is less stressful els, including those with a fear of water, those with some
to the joints and provides therapeu- swimming ability, and those who would like to improve
tic value through water movement. their stroke.
Increased flexibility, strength, and
140305-A1 Fee (Resident/Non-Res):
circulatory endurance are just a few Ages: 18+ years
benefits of the class. Specific exer- $40/$60
Day: Tuesday & Thursday Deadline: July 3
cises for back problems and arthritis Date: July 10 – August 2 Min/Max: 4/12
will also be included. Swimming Time: 8:15 – 9:00 pm
Lifeguard Training skills are not required. Participants Location: Sholem Aquatic Center
This class will prepare you for employment with the Champaign Park District, must attend only the session/class
or other aquatic facilities. You will receive training in CPR and first aid, use of for which they are registered. No
oxygen and the AED, as well as water rescue skills. Scholarships are available; formal classes will be held on Fri-
days, but participants may come on
call for more information.
Fridays for unstructured workouts Sholem Aquatic Center Weekday morning Swim Lessons
130302-A2 Location: Spalding Pool and
with classmates. These weekday classes are held for 8 days. Fridays will be make-up days for any classes cancelled due to inclement weather.
Ages: 15+ years (by July 15) Sholem Aquatic Center
Days: Friday-Sunday Fee (Resident/Non-Res): $150/$225 Ages: 16+ years
Dates: July 13 -15 Questions: Amy, 398-2571 Time: 10:30 – 11:00 am June 4 - 14 July 9 - 19
Time: 3:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday; 9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday Location: Sholem Aquatic Center Class Time ID Max Fee (Res/NR) Class Time ID Max Fee (Res/NR)
Fee (Resident/Non-Res): $9/$13.50 Parent-Child Exploration 10:00 - 10:30 am 110301-A1 12 $30/$45 Parent-Child Exploration 10:00 - 10:30 am 110301-A3 12 $30/$45
per session; or $32/$48 for all four Preschool Orientation 9:15 - 9:45 am 110302-A1 10 $30/$45
Become a Lap Swim sessions Preschool Orientation 10:00 - 10:30 am 110302-A2 10 $30/$45
9:15 - 9:45 am
10:00 - 10:30 am
“Junior Guard” Get up and get moving with some
Instructors: Pat Larson (T/Th classes)
& Jo Rodriguez (M/W classes)
Journey Series 9:00 - 9:45 am 120301-A1 54 $39/$58.50 Journey Series 9:00 - 9:45 am 120301-A5 54 $39/$58.50
Learn what it takes to be an aquat- early morning laps, or visit the pool Journey Series 10:00 - 10:45 am 120301-A2 54 $39/$58.50 Journey Series 10:00 - 10:45 am 120301-A6 54 $39/$58.50
Max: 25 per session Swimmer Series 9:00 - 9:45 am 120302-A1 36 $39/$58.50
ics staff member! Training includes after work for a relaxing swim. The Swimmer Series 9:00 - 9:45 am 120302-A5 36 $39/$58.50
aquatics education, daily opera- benefits of these swims include stress June 18 – 29 Swimmer Series 10:00 - 10:45 am 120302-A2 36 $39/$58.50 Swimmer Series 10:00 - 10:45 am 120302-A6 36 $39/$58.50
140301-A1 Mon, Wed
tions, and an opportunity for future relief and cardio strengthening. Lap
140301-A2 Tues, Thurs June 18 - 28 July 23 - August 2
employment with our aquatics staff. swims will be held weather permit-
130301-A1 ting as follows: July 2 – 13 (no class July 4) Class Time ID Max Fee (Res/NR) Class Time ID Max Fee (Res/NR)
Ages: 12 – 15 years 140301-A3 Mon, Wed
Ages: 16+ years Parent-Child Exploration 10:00 - 10:30 am 110301-A2 12 $30/$45 Parent-Child Exploration 10:00 - 10:30 am 110301-A4 12 $30/$45
Days: Tuesday & Thursdays 140301-A4 Tues, Thurs
Day: Weekdays Preschool Orientation 9:15 - 9:45 am 110302-A3 10 $30/$45 Preschool Orientation 9:15 - 9:45 am 110302-A7 10 $30/$45
Dates: July 10 – August 9 Dates: June 4 – August 17 July 16 – 27 Preschool Orientation 10:00 - 10:30 am 110302-A4 10 $30/$45 Preschool Orientation 10:00 - 10:30 am 110302-A8 10 $30/$45
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am Location: Sholem Aquatic Center 140301-A5 Mon, Wed Journey Series 9:00 - 9:45 am 120301-A3 54 $39/$58.50 Journey Series 9:00 - 9:45 am 120301-A7 54 $39/$58.50
Location: Sholem Aquatic Center Time: 6:30 – 8:30 am 140301-A6 Tues, Thurs Journey Series 10:00 - 10:45 am 120301-A4 54 $39/$58.50 Journey Series 10:00 - 10:45 am 120301-A8 54 $39/$58.50
Fee (Resident/Non-Res): $30/$45 8:00 – 9:00 pm Swimmer Series 9:00 - 9:45 am 120302-A3 36 $39/$58.50
July 30 – August 11 Swimmer Series 9:00 - 9:45 am 120302-A7 36 $39/$58.50
Min/Max: 6/30 Fee (Resident/Non-Res): $2/$3 or a Swimmer Series 10:00 - 10:45 am 120302-A4 36 $39/$58.50
140301-A7 Mon, Wed Swimmer Series 10:00 - 10:45 am 120302-A8 36 $39/$58.50
Questions: 398-2571 season pool pass 140301-A8 Tues, Thurs
8 Evening swim lessons are provided at Spalding Pool. See schedule on page 11. 9
910 N. Harris Street • 398-2578 Hours
Weekdays: 1– 5 pm
Adult Lap Swim: 5 – 7 pm
This neighborhood pool features lap lanes, a diving Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7 – 9 pm
Weekends & Holidays: 11 am – 6 pm
well with 2 one-meter diving boards and a large kiddy
pool. This facility is perfect for swimmers and sunbath- Daily Admission Rates
ers and offers swim lessons and water aerobics in Resident Fee $2.50
Non-Resident Fee $3.75
addition to open swim hours. Spalding Pool is open 3 & Under FREE Evening Spalding Pool Weekday Evening Swim Lessons
Saturday, June 2 through Sunday, August 12. Water Aerobics Champaign Park District swim lessons provide participants a place
to learn swimming basics and water safety at a level that is appro-
Join us after work for a fun and energiz-
priate for their age and development. Registration deadline is the
ing, cool summer workout. The benefits
Wednesday prior to first class. These weekday classes are held for 8
of participating in this water aerobics
days. Fridays will be make-up days for any classes cancelled due to
class include increased flexibility, strength
and endurance. This class is faster-paced
than our morning water aerobics class. No
swimming skills are required! June 4 - 14
Ages: 16+ years
Class Time ID Max Fee (Res/NR)
Days: Tuesday & Thursday (make-up days
Parent-Child Exploration 6:00 - 6:30 pm 110301-A5 15 $20/$30
on Friday for weather cancellations)
Preschool Orientation 5:15 - 5:45 pm 110302-A9 10 $30/$45
140303-A1 June 19 – July 12
140303-A2 July 17 – August 9 Journey Series 5:15 - 6:00 pm 120301-A9 18 $39/$58.50
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm Journey Series 6:15 - 7:00 pm 120301-B1 18 $39/$58.50
Fee (Resident/Non-Res): $24/$36 Swimmer Series 5:15 - 6:00 pm 120302-A9 12 $39/$58.50
Instructor: Jo Rodriguez Swimmer Series 6:15 - 7:00 pm 120302-B1 12 $39/$58.50
Location: Spalding Pool
Min/Max: 8/30 June 18 - 28
Class Time ID Max Fee (Res/NR)
Lifeguard Training Parent-Child Exploration 6:00 - 6:30 pm 110301-A6 15 $30/$45
Preschool Orientation 5:15 - 5:45 pm 110302-B1 10 $30/$45
This class will prepare you for employment
Journey Series 5:15 - 6:00 pm 120301-B2 18 $39/$58.50
with the Champaign Park District, or other
Journey Series 6:15 - 7:00 pm 120301-B3 18 $39/$58.50
aquatic facilities. You will receive training
Swimmer Series 5:15 - 6:00 pm 120302-B2 12 $39/$58.50
in CPR and first aid, use of oxygen and the
Swimmer Series 6:15 - 7:00 pm 120302-B3 12 $39/$58.50
AED, as well as water rescue skills. Scholar-
Float Days ships are available; call for more information.
July 9 - 19
This is your opportunity to bring your inner tubes, rafts, and 130302-A2
Ages: 15+ years (by July 15) Class Time ID Max Fee (Res/NR)
other floatie toys to the pool to play. Please note that use of
Days: Friday-Sunday Parent-Child Exploration 5:15 - 5:45 pm 110301-A7 15 $30/$45
large flotation devices may be restricted.
Dates: July 13 – 15 Preschool Orientation 6:00 - 6:30 pm 110302-B2 10 $30/$45
Ages: All Time: 3:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday; Journey Series 5:15 - 6:00 pm 120301-B4 18 $39/$58.50
Time: 2:00 – 6:00 pm 9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday Journey Series 6:15 - 7:00 pm 120301-B5 18 $39/$58.50
Day: Sundays Location: Spalding Pool and Sholem Swimmer Series 5:15 - 6:00 pm 120302-B4 12 $39/$58.50
Location: Spalding Pool Aquatic Center Swimmer Series 6:15 - 7:00 pm 120302-B5 12 $39/$58.50
Fee (Resident/Non-Res): Regular pool admission or season pool pass Fee (Resident/Non-Res): $150/$225
Questions: Amy, 398-2571 Daytime swim lessons are provided at Sholem Aquatic Center.
10 See schedule on page 9. 11
Hey teens! Join Q96 for these exclusive Friday
night parties. No parents allowed! Have the
Aquatic Center all to yourselves while you enjoy
today’s hottest hits on Q96.
Ages: 12 – 16 years
Date: June 15, July 20, August 10
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Sholem Aquatic Center
Fee: Regular pool admission, season pool pass,
or bring a friend and buy one get one free!
Looking for something fun for the family to do on Father’s Day? Join us
for a great day of fun and sun! All dads are admitted free when accom-
panied by at least one child. Don’t miss our “Father/Child Look-a-Like”
contest, and our “Best Dad in the World” contest. Look for details and
entry forms at the pool.
Wet-n-Wild Wednesdays Ages: All
Date: Sunday, June 17
Location: Sholem Aquatic Center
Fee: Dads are free when
Join Mix 94.5 every Wednesday for Time: All day accompanied by a child.
Wet-N-Wild fun! Enjoy your favorite Mix
tunes and step into the Mix Money Machine
for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
Ages: All Dive-In movies
Date: June 20 – August 15 (except July 4) Bring your floats and catch a flick! Enjoy watching these popular films
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm while floating around Sholem with your friends.
Location: Sholem Aquatic Center Ages: All
Fee: Regular pool admission or season Time: Doors open at 8:30 pm Fee: Regular pool admission or
pool pass Location: Sholem Aquatic Center a season pool pass
• Saturday, June 23 “Happy Feet” (PG)
• Saturday, July 21 “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (PG-13)
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706 Kenwood Road
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HOURS & RATES SEASON PASSES
Hours: Photo I.D.
Weekdays 11:30 am – 8:00 pm Season Pool Passes
Weekends 10:00 am – 8:00 pm The Champaign Park District has implemented a
Photo ID system for season passes!
Early bird hours: • Each individual 4 years and older must have a
(Season Pool Pass Holders Only): picture taken and will receive his or her own
Weekdays 11:00 – 11:30 am Photo Swipe Card.
• To verify residency, a current driver’s license
Daily Admission Rates: or utility bill must be presented at the time of
$5 Residents purchase.
• Only family members are allowed on a
3 years & under FREE
In order to receive resident admission rates, • Children under age 12 must be supervised by
guests must present their resident ID cards. a patron 13 years or older.
You can get yours now at the Bresnan Meeting • Photo ID’s can also be used at the Sholem
Center, 706 Kenwood Road, or at the Springer Aquatic Center consession stand and for
Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph. other Champaign Park District programs.
Group Rates Spalding Pool Hours
Until Sholem Aquatic Center opens
A special daily rate is available to groups of 15 Season pool passes admit holders to Sholem Aquatic
or more during public hours. One adult (18+ May 27 – May 29 11am–6pm Center and Spalding Pool during open swim hours.
years) is required for every eight children under You can purchase your season passes at the Bresnan
age 12. Arrangements for group rates must be May 30 – May 31 3:30pm–7pm Meeting Center or Springer Cultural Center today,
made at least one week prior to your group’s June 1 – June 2 1pm–7pm or at Sholem Aquatic Center when it opens.
arrival by calling 352-6044 or 398-2581.
Group Size Rate
Weekdays until June 16 1pm–7pm
Individuals $70 $105
Weekdays after June 16 1pm–5pm
Family of 3 $140 $210
Each additional $30 $45
Replacement Card $5 $5
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FEATURES AQUATIC EVENTS
Sholem Aquatic Center has a feature fit to float everyone’s boat. Check it out: Sholem Aquatic Center’s calendar is packed with fun events and programs to keep your
family busy all summer long! Please refer to the Funformation Summer Program Guide or
www.champaignparkdistrict.com for the complete summer line-up.
Guests of all ages and Little ones will love
swimming abilities will The Puddle with it’s toys
enjoy The Beach, an and slide designed just for
Grand Opening Celebration Dive-In Movies
8,000 square foot activity toddlers. This zero-depth The Sholem Aquatic Center will open to the Films + floats = fun. Join our host Mix 94.5 for a
pool with play and spray kiddy pool is the perfect public this summer! Join us for the ribbon-cutting great family event. Bring your floats and if you’re
features for interactive fun. place for some water at 9:45 AM, and stay to swim, slide, splash, and under 12 – an adult.
play with your little ones. play! We will commemorate the occasion with Ages: All
games and contests all day! Grand opening Time: Doors open at 8:30 pm
date to be announced. Date: July 22 “Madagascar” (PG)
Date: August 19 “Robots” (PG)
Resident Fee: Regular pool admission or a
Take a relaxing float in Whether for fitness, season pool pass
your inner tube down relaxation, or swim
The Rapids, a 660-foot team, The Sea is an
winding river that loops and 8-lane, 25-yard lap
meanders so that you can pool that will meet your
ride it all afternoon! swimming needs. Bring your dad out for some sun and fun! All
dads are admitted free when accompanied by
at least one child. Don’t miss our “Father/Child
Look-a-Like” contest, and our “Best Dad in the
World” contest. Look for details and entry forms
After a day of fun in the at the pool.
For more adventurous guests,
there is The Falls, the 170-foot sun you can stop for a Ages: All
tube slide that twists and snack or a meal at Date: Sunday, June 18
turns as you descend into The Oasis, our Time: All day
The Rapids. concession stand with Resident Fee: Dads are free when
plenty of seating in the accompanied by a child.
shade or in the sun. Location: Spalding Pool Dad’s Day
Dare to venture down In addition to these
The Plunge, the 197-foot exciting features, the
tunneling body flume slide new Sholem Aquatic
that will spiral you into the Center will include a
splash pool. bathhouse with locker
rooms, family restrooms,
and expanded sun and
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The Sea The Falls
SHOLEM SHARKS SWIMMING LESSONS
Sholem Sharks Swim Team Parent–Child Exploration
Ages: 6 months – 3 years
Improve swimming skills and endurance through daily
practices and weekly competitions. Swimmers will This class is designed for parents and children.
compete in the East Central Illinois Swim Conference Developmentally appropriate water activities Swimming lessons are held at
Championship meet. All meets will be held on are introduced. This class builds a solid Sholem Aquatic Center in the
Saturdays. Swimmers must swim three meets to foundation for future swimming skills.
compete in the championship meet. mornings and Spalding Pool in the
Preschool Orientation evenings. For more complete
Ages: 3 – 5 years information on the Champaign
Ages: 4 – 18 years (children compete within their
own age group) This class is designed for children who are not Park District’s swimming lessons,
Days: Monday – Saturday quite ready for swimming lessons in the big
read your summer Funformation
Dates: May 22 – July 22 pool. The group will spend the majority of their
Resident Fee: $75 (includes team t-shirt class time in the kiddy pool. or visit our website at
swim cap) www.champaignparkdistrict.com
Practice Times (determined by the coach,
exceptions made for families): Sholem Sharks Pre-Swim Team
May 22 through June 1: Is there a swimmer in your house that wants
Centennial High School Pool to race but still needs some work on their
5:30 – 6:30 pm swimming skills? The participants in this
10 under: Tuesdays Thursdays program will be coached on their stroke
11 over: Mon, Wed, Fri technique and will learn racing starts and turns Journey Series/Swimmer Series
that will help prepare them to swim on the Ages: 4 – 7/8 years and over
June 2 through Sholem’s Opening: Sholem Sharks Swim Team in the future.
8:45 – 10:15 am at Spalding Pool On the first day of lessons, participants will be
Participants should know how to swim prior to assessed and placed into groups to learn and
or 10:30 – 12 pm at Centennial High School Pool enrolling in this program.
Monday – Friday practice swimming and water safety skills
12030-A1 according to their group’s abilities.
When Sholem opens through July 22: Ages: 4 – 7 years
Sholem Aquatic Center
7:00 – 8:30 am or 8:45 – 10:15 am
Day: Monday – Friday Adult Swim Lessons
Dates: June 26 – July 21 (No session July 4)
Monday – Friday Time: 9:15 – 10:15 am We offer swimming lessons for adults at various
Resident Fee: $30 skill levels, including those with a fear of the
Min: 8 Max: 30 water, those with some swimming ability, and
Alison Hays, Ryan Hays, and Becky Baird
those who would like to improve their stroke.
200 Sholem Sharks Swim Meet Schedule
Date Away Home
June 17 Sholem Charleston
Mark Your Calendars:
June 24 Sholem Nadiators
July 1 Windsor Sholem
July 8 Lincolnshire Sholem
on June 10 with the
July 15 Indian Acres Sholem
Lincolnshire swim team!
July 22 Conference Crystal Lake Pool
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Wet ‘n Wild Birthday Parties Rental Rates Early Closure Policy
We have the coolest place in town for your Looking for a fun and unique location for your Sholem Aquatic Center may close if
next birthday party! Book your child’s party family reunion, company picnic, birthday party, • There are hazardous weather conditions
at the Sholem Aquatic Center during our or other special occasion? Host your next special in the area
inaugural season and it is sure to be a hit. event at the Sholem Aquatic Center after open • The air temperature drops below 68º F
Wet ‘n Wild birthday parties include the swim hours! You can rent the entire facility or just • There are fewer then 20 patrons in the
following: a zone of Sholem after our public swim hours. Call facility
352-6044 to book your rental (or 398-2581 after
• admission to the facility
• 2 hours reserved area with party host Storm and Inclement
• snack (nachos or hot dogs) Weather Policy
• birthday cake
• unlimited fun! Zone 1 $175/hour $265/hour In the case of inclement weather Sholem
Aquatic Center will be closed and an
Book your party by calling 352-6044 Zone 2 $250/hour $375/hour attempt to re-open will be made when
(or 398-2581 when Sholem opens). and if the weather clears. Up to date
The Puddle $75/hour $115/hour
Resident Fee: $150 for up to 10 participants information will be provided on the
($5 for each additional) Entire Facility $400/hour $600/hour Leisure Line at 398-2589.
Non-Resident Fee: $225 for up to10
participants ($7.50 for each additional) • Zone 1 includes The Beach and The Sea.
• Zone 2 includes the The Rapids, The Falls,
and The Plunge.
Sholem Aquatic Center Rules
Lawn Rentals The Champaign Park District is committed to ensuring
the safety of our guests and asks that you please
If you’d like to bring your party to Sholem during
follow the rules posted around the facility.
open swim hours, we have three rental lawns
available for group reservations. • Children age 12 and under must be supervised by
a person age 13 or older.
• Proper bathing suit attire required. All apparel
Lawn Rental $50/day $75/day worn inside must be clean.
• Alcohol is strictly prohibited inside the facility. Any
person in possession of, or under the influence of
alcohol will not be permitted inside the facility.
• Tobacco products are strictly prohibited inside
• Personal inflatable flotation devices are not
allowed, except during special designated times.
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Make a splash
Permit No. 287
Champaign Park District
706 Kenwood Road
Champaign, IL 61821-4112
Banquet Services N
The main banquet room and bar area is available as a
private setting with a comfortable accommodation for 355
up to 60 guests. Additional options allow the room to be
opened up to accommodate another 50 guests in the
St. Charles Rd.
front dining area of the clubhouse. Total indoor seating is
for up to 110 guests. An additional 40 to 50 guests can be
seated on the outside deck area, weather permitting. 83
Sugar Creek reserves the right to utilize preferred cater-
ing services to provide maximum satisfaction for our
guests. Outside caterers must be approved by the rental
coordinator. Van Buren
Roosevelt - Rt.38
Sugar Creek Golf Course is a smoke-free public build-
ing. No smoking is allowed in the clubhouse. Guests are
permitted to smoke outside on the deck area only.
Outside Businesses * Map is not to scale
Any outside business to be utilized (caterer, DJ, bands,
dance floor rental, etc.) must contact Sugar Creek man-
Sugar Creek Golf Course Information
agement at least 24 hours prior to the event to finalize
set-up details. No smoke machines or bubble ma-
chines allowed. Sugar Creek Golf Course is a nine-hole, par 32 course,
owned and operated by the Elmhurst Park District and
Village of Villa Park. The course features large, smoothly
Bar Service contoured Penncross bentgrass greens, a three-acre
No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed. No one
pond coming into play on four of the nine holes, and
under the age of 21 will be served alcohol under the ac-
excellent turf for golf. It provides a challenge for the more
cordance of state law. Management reserves the right to
experienced player, yet is short enough for the beginner.
refuse alcohol service to any guest. Maximum bar service
is four hours and will conclude 30 minutes prior to the end Recent clubhouse renovations include the addition of
of the party. a party room, new restrooms, a new pro shop, and an
extended outside deck area.
Reservation Policies Looking for a location for your Sugar Creek Golf Course
To reserve a date, an initial deposit of $100 is required to
Owned and Operated by the Elmhurst Park
secure the room and will be applied toward the current
wedding ceremony ?
room rental. One-half of the advanced deposit is refund- District and Village of Villa Park
able in the unlikely event of cancellation. The Elmhurst Park District offers wedding packages at
our beautiful Wilder Park. Please call 630-993-8186 for
500 E. Van Buren
more details. The Village of Villa Park's gazebo on the Villa Park, IL 60181
Call 630.834.3325 to reserve the Prairie Path is also available for ceremonies. Please call
630-834-8525 for more details.
Sugar Creek Clubhouse for your event.
Sugar Creek The Perfect Setting
Club House for Your Special
l A private setting with l Weddings
magnificent views of the l Rehearsal Dinners
golf course. l Baby and Bridal Showers
l Personalized event planning. l Anniversaries and Birthdays
l Customized menus to fit any l Graduations
occasion. l Holiday Parties
l Full-service bar. l Corporate Meetings
Call 630.834.3325 Accommodates up to 110 guests,
to book your banquet or event at the 160 guests with outdoor seating
Sugar Creek Club House today!
Sugar Creek Golf Course is a 9-hole, par 32 public
golf course, owned and operated by the Elmhurst
Park District and Village of Villa Park. The course
features large, meticulously maintained, undulating
Bentgrass greens. A three-acre pond comes into play
on four of the nine holes, providing challenge for
the more experienced player yet playable enough for
golfers with less experience. Recent renovations to
the course include added sand bunkers and tees, an
extension to the cart-path system, and rearrangment
of the course layout to improve flow and play pace.
Sugar Creek’s driving range and Learning Center
feature a 25-station practice facility with target
greens and flags to mark yardage.
Hosting special events, leagues and a learning
center, Sugar Creek is the perfect place for
the novice golfer to gain experience and learn
technique, or for the experienced golfer to play on
immaculately maintained greens. Sugar Creek Golf Course
500 E. Van Buren
The clubhouse includes a banquet area, dining
facility featuring daily specials and full-service bar.
Villa Park, IL 60181
The Sugar Creek golf shop features professional (630) 834-3325
equipment and leading industry apparel. www.sugarcreekgolfcourse.org
Sugar Creek will work with you
to customize the perfect menu for
your special occasion and price
range. Any outside catering must be
approved by our banquet manager.
Sugar Creek features full bar service
A private setting with magnificent with several options from soft
drinks, domestic and import draft
* Wedding Receptions
views of the golf course. and bottled beer, a variety of wines
and premium spirits to choose from. * Rehearsal Dinners
No outside alcoholic beverages are
Personalized event planning. allowed. No one under the age of 21
will be served alcohol. We reserve * Baby Bridal Showers
the right to refuse alcohol service to
Customized menus catered any guest. * Anniversary Celebrations
to fit any occasion.
The main banquet room and bar area * Birthday Parties
Full-service bar. is available as a private setting with
comfortable accommodations for up * Graduation Celebrations
to 60 guests. The front dining area
Intimate fireplace. can host an additional 50 guests for
a total of 110 people. The outdoor * Holiday Parties
deck area may also be utilized with
Outdoor deck and dining area. seating up to 50. * Corporate Meetings/Events
Accommodates up to 110 guests The Sugar Creek clubhouse is a
or 160 with outdoor seating. smoke-free public building. Guests
are permitted to smoke outside on the Call (630) 834-3325 to reserve the Sugar
deck area only. Creek clubhouse for your event today!
Outside Businesses Reservations are available on a first-come
Any outside business to be utilized first-served basis. To reserve a date, an
must contact Sugar Creek at least 24 initial deposit of $200 is required to secure
hours prior to the event to finalize the room, and will be applied toward the
set-up details. No smoke or bubble current room rental. Half of the deposit is
machines allowed. refundable in the event of cancellation.
A Rich History Directions
The Trail of History encampment is nestled at the foot
of the glacial kames in the rolling terrain of Glacial Park
in Ringwood, IL. The
event occurs annually
on the third weekend
in October, just as the
prairie grasses and
trees display their
The first event
occurred in 1989 and was named the Kames
Rendezvous, based on the unique geological features
in Glacial Park. In 1990, the event was renamed Trail
of History to reflect
an increased focus Glacial Park Conservation Area is located at
on living history 6316 Harts Road, Ringwood, IL, 60072
year, living history
interpreters are TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased the day of the event.
selected from across Discounted tickets are available after Labor Day for groups
the country based of 10 or more for Saturday only, and can be picked up
on their ability to at Brookdale Administrative Offices in Woodstock (815)
accurately portray life 338-6223 or Prairieview Education Center in Crystal Lake
in 18th and 19th century America. In addition, over 200 (815) 479-5779. (Must be purchased at least 2 weeks in
volunteers and MCCD staff don costumes or work behind advance for mail order; 1 week in advance for pick up. )
the scenes at the event. For more information about MCCD’s annual Trail of History
or to become a volunteer for the event, please contact:
The Trail of History is considered to be one of the (815) 338-6223 - MCCD’s Administrative Office, or visit
premier living history events our website at www.MCCDistrict.org/Trail-of-History.htm.
in the Midwest. As you walk
along the valley floor, you will
be enchanted by the many McHenry County Conservation District
sights, scents and sounds of (815) 338-6223
the Northwest Territory between McHenry County Conservation District
1670-1850. This interactive (815) 338-6223
historical event is educational www.MCCDistrict.org
and fun for the whole family! Printed on recycled paper with soy ink. 6/07
Trail of History
About the Event
The Trail of History is an annual living history
event in which a variety of interpreters from
across the country portray life as it was from
1670 – 1850 in the former Northwest Territory
(encompassing present day Illinois, Wisconsin,
Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and portions of
eastern Minnesota). The event’s focus is to
show the interrelationship between nature,
man and cultural development.
Thousands of visitors each year make a
one-mile journey through the glaciated Re-enactments of Military Tactics
landscape. Trail stops along the way One-room Schoolhouse
explain the historical and natural
changes that have occurred over the Historical Kitchen
years. Each step takes the visitor
further back in time, until they reach the
Old-fashioned Children’s Games
magnificent display of early settler life on Musicians, Traders, Food, and More!
the valley floor.
Become A Volunteer
The Trail of History is held at Glacial Park
Conservation Area the third full weekend in Each year, over 200 volunteers join together to make the Trail of History
October from 9 am - 4 p.m.. The admittance a success. Costumed volunteers help visitors make cornhusk dolls,
gate closes at 3:30 p.m. to allow visitors time teach in the one-room schoolhouse, and more! Training for costumed
to make the one-mile hike through the park to volunteers begins in June each year. Non-costumed volunteers assist
the encampment site. There is a special needs MCCD staff by providing general assistance to visitors. To learn more
parking area with a shuttle to the event site about becoming a Trail of History volunteer, call (815) 338-6223.
provided for visitors with disabilities. Sorry,
pets are not allowed into the event. Re-enactors Wanted
While space is limited, we are always accepting applications from
For more information about the Trail of History, living historians who interpret trades, lifeways, and/or entertainment
contact McHenry County Conservation District from the 1670-1850 Northwest Territories. To apply, please follow the
at (815) 338-6223, or visit our website at guidelines posted at www.MCCDistrict.org, or call 815-678-2219 to
www.MCCDistrict.org/Trail-of-History.htm. request a copy by mail. Chosen applicants are notified in early August.
Calling all Conservation-Minded Teens!
Are you between the ages of 13 and 18? Are
you interested in the outdoors? Want to get Seek Applicants
involved in a club where you can learn more The McHenry County Conservation
about our local environment, take action to District (MCCD) is accepting
conserve it and have fun at the same time? applications from residents for two of
its Citizen Advisory Committees:
The McHenry County Conservation District has just Community Relations and
the club for you—the Conservation Club for Teens! Education. The role of citizen
members is to provide
For more information, please call CCT Co-Coordinator recommendations to the MCCD
Brian Carroll at the Wiedrich Education Center at Board of Trustees on issues relating
815-678-2219 or CCT Co-Coordinator Sarah to District services, programs and
Michehl at the Prairieview Education Center at special projects.
Advisory committee members are
appointed by the MCCD Board of
October 21 22 Trustees to serve a three-year
renewable term, running January
9 am - 4 pm through December. The committee
Glacial Park members monitor the interests of
6316 Harts Rd., Ringwood county residents; explore opportunities
that will enrich and support MCCD’s
The McHenry County Conservation District’s mission; participate in the District’s
annual Trail of History is scheduled for Saturday, Master Site Plan process; and address
October 21 and Sunday, October 22 from 9 a.m. - other District issues as directed.
4 p.m. at Glacial Park, 6316 Harts Rd. in
Ringwood, north of McHenry. Admittance gates Applicants should have a background
close at 3:30 p.m. each day to allow visitors time to relevant to the environmental issues of
make the one-mile walk to the encampment site. the District and to the focus of the
committee for which they are
The Trail of History is a portrayal of life as it was from 1670 to 1850 in applying. Applicants should be able to
the former Northwest Territory, which encompasses present-day Illinois, attend quarterly and special call
Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and portions of meetings of the assigned committee.
eastern Minnesota. This fun and educational living history
re-enactment features interpreters from across the Application forms are available at the
country demonstrating trades and crafts common during MCCD Main Office at Brookdale,
these early times. Souvenirs and authentic culinary treats 18410 U.S. Highway 14 outside
are available for purchase. Woodstock or at the Prairieview
Education Center, 2112 Behan Road
Cost is $5 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-12 and in Crystal Lake. Forms can also be
senior citizens; children ages 5 and under are free. For mailed, faxed or emailed upon
those unable to make the one-mile hike, a shuttle from request; please call 815-338-6223 to
the special needs parking area to the event site is available. Sorry, no pets request a form.
are allowed into the event.
To be considered for 2007, completed
Glacial Park is located on Harts Road off of Route 31, seven miles north applications should be returned to the
from the intersection of Routes 31 and 120 in McHenry. For more District’s Main Office at Brookdale no
information, please visit our website at www.MCCDistrict.org or contact later than September 15, 2006.
the District’s Main Office at 815-338-MCCD (6223). Please indicate which committee you
are applying for on the envelope.
4 September/October 2006
Complete this form and return with your payment Area Partners Schedule of Events
by May 1, 2006 to: The Rotary Club
Special Leisure Services Foundation of Buffalo Grove 9:30 a.m. ............................. Player Check~In
3000 W. Central Rd. Ste. 205 Lunch
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Putting Contest
or FAX (847) 392-2870 10:15 a.m. ...................... Helicopter Ball Drop
Call Nanette at (847) 392-2848 with questions
10:30 a.m. ............................... Shot Gun Start
4 Person Scramble
invite you to: 4:00 p.m. ............................................. Dinner
Area Media Partner Prizes and Raffle
This Golf Outing Offers You:
• 18 Holes, 4-Some Scramble Golf
BUFFALO Dinner Sponsor
Power Cart with GPS system
GROVE • Opportunity to participate in the
GOLF • Lunch on the patio dinner
CLASSIC The Law Offices of
Brian Rubin Associates • Purchase of a contest passport enters
you in all of the contests out on the
Your contributions support: course, including
Luncheon Sponsor mulligans and entry into the dinner hour
• Accessible Transportation
• General Program Support
• Inclusion Opportunities
• Passport can be pre-paid or available on
• Special Olympics Illinois Area 18
May 23, 2006 event day.
• $70 value for $50
Helicopter Ball Drop
Register your foursome for the Buffalo Grove Helicopter Ball Drop:
Special Leisure Services Classic by May 1 and receive two 2 for 1 coupons • There will be 100 golf balls sold for this
Foundation for golf and carts at the Arboretum Club. contest. For $20.00 you will be as
Mission Statement: ($150 value)
signed a number. On the event day, a
We exist to support and promote helicopter will drop the numbered golf
outstanding opportunities through balls and the ball landing closest to the
recreation for people with disabilities in flag stick will win.
cooperation with the Northwest Special Beverage Sponsor • Prizes are given out as follows:$300,
401 Half Day Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
John Jawor $150 and $50
Your contributions to SLSF support:
HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN THE
General Program Support
Inclusion Opportunities BUFFALO GROVE GOLF CLASSIC
Special Olympics Illinois Area 18 Sponsorship Options Golf Options Donation Option
Kevin T. Kendrigan Scholarship Program ___Presenting Sponsor ___ Individual for golf ___ Please accept my additional donation
$5,000 contribution benefits include: $125.00 Donation amount ________
Company logo on promotional give-aways We will place you with a group
Company logo printed on pinflags
Feature story in Special Leisure Services Name _____________________________________
Foundation newsletter ___ Foursome
Sponsor name on Welcome banner $500.00 Company __________________________________
Two complimentary foursomes (List Names)
1 ____________________________________ Address ___________________________________
$1,000 contribution benefits include: 2 ____________________________________ City ____________________Zip ________________
Company Banner at Dinner
3 ____________________________________ Phone ____________________________________
___Golf Course Sponsor
$1,000 contribution benefits include: 4 ____________________________________ Fax ______________________________________
Sign at registration
Sign at first tee email _____________________________________
___ Contest Passport
___Lunch Sponsor $50.00 Check Out:
$500 contribution benefits include:
Lunch sponsor sign at lunch station Sponsorship $ ______________
___ Helicopter Ball Drop Entry
Company logo on box lunch $20.00 Golf $ ______________
___ Dinner only Contest Passport $ ______________
(Maximum three ~ no competing industries)
Committee: $250 contribution benefits include: $25.00
Helicopter Ball Drop Entry $ ______________
Beverage sponsor sign at a beverage
station Dinner Only $ ______________
Director of Golf ~ Village of Buffalo Grove
Mike Rylko ___Putting Contest Sponsor
Director ~ Buffalo Grove Park District Donation $ ______________
$250 contribution, benefits include:
Steve S. Balinski Sign at tee Total $ ______________
Chief of Police ~ Village of Buffalo Grove
Brian Rubin ___Business Sponsorship with a table on
The Law Offices of Brian Rubin Associates the course Check enclosed in the amount of $ ______________
Al Viehman $200 contribution, benefits include: Please make checks payable to :
Groundwork, Ltd. Sign at tee Special Leisure Services Foundation
Progressive Management Services, LLC. $125 contribution, benefits include: I would like to charge my fees $ ______________
Sign at tee Type of Payment: Check Visa MC AmEx
All Sponsors Receive: ____Raffle Prize Donation
The Object of Rotary: minimum value of $25, Card # _______________________Exp. Date ______
The advancement of international understanding, Listing in an appreciation ad run in the
good will, and peace through a world fellowship of Daily Herald following the event benefits include:
business and professional persons united in the Listing in Event Program of sponsorship Listing in event program of donation Signature: _________________________________
ideal of service. A tax deductible write-off for tax purposes
Special Leisure Services Foundation
Golf Options Mission Statement: Special Leisure
(Place prices of items you choose to purchase in right column.) Services Foundation
We exist to support and promote outstanding
opportunities through recreation for people with The Rotary Club
Register your foursome by May 1 and receive disabilities in cooperation with the of Buffalo Grove
two, 2 for 1 coupons for golf and carts at the Northwest Special Recreation Association.
Invite you to the:
Arboretum Club ($150 value).
Your contributions support:
___ Individual for golf ~ $125.00 • Accessible Transportation
We will place you with a group
$80 of each registration is tax deductible
• General Program Support
• Inclusion Opportunities
___ Foursome ~ $500.00
• Special Olympics Illinois Area 18
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Northwest Special Recreation Association
List Names of Golfers
1_____________________________________ We exist to provide outstanding opportunities through
2_____________________________________ recreation for people with disabilities.
Buffalo Grove Golf Committee:
Contest Passport(s) $__________ Director of Golf ~ Village of Buffalo Grove
$50 per player Mike Rylko
Enters you in all of the contests on the Director ~ Buffalo Grove Park District
course, including Split the Pot, Double Your Steve S. Balinski
Chances, Wager Hole and more. Chief of Police ~ Village of Buffalo Grove
$75 value for $50 Brian Rubin
The Law Ofﬁces of Brian Rubin Associates
parent of NWSRA participant
Sponsorship (From back side) $__________ Al Viehman
I cannot participate this year. Dennis Depcik
Please accept my donation. $__________ Omni Youth Services ~ Retired
State Farm Insurance 401 Half Day Road
Dennis Snyder Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Helicopter Ball Drop Entry(s) $__________ Edward Jones
$20 per ball Area Partner:
Dinner Only $__________ Helicopter Ball Drop
$25 per person Area Media Sponsor:
There will be 100
golf balls sold for this Golf Course Sponsor: HAMILTON
TOTAL $__________ contest. For $20.00 PARTNERS
(Copy to reverse side) you will be assigned a
number. On the event day, Dinner Sponsors: The Law Ofﬁces of
Complete this form and return with your payment a helicopter will drop the Brian Rubin
by May 1, 2007 to: numbered golf balls. The ball Associates
Special Leisure Services Foundation landing closest to the ﬂag stick
3000 W. Central Rd. Suite 205 will win.
Putting Contest: Helicopter Ball Drop:
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
or FAX (847) 392-2870 Prizes are given out as
www.nwsra.org $300, $150 and $50 John Jawor
Tuesday, HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN THE
May 22, 2007
BUFFALO GROVE GOLF CLASSIC
Schedule of Day’s Events Sponsorship Options Beneﬁts Please complete both sides of this form.
9:30 a.m. ___Presenting Sponsor ~ $5,000 Contribution
Player Check-in Company logo on promotional give-aways
Putting Contest Company logo printed on pin ﬂags
Feature story in Special Leisure Services
10:15 a.m. Foundation newsletter
Helicopter Ball Drop Address _________________________________
Sponsor name on Welcome banner
Two complimentary foursomes
10:30 a.m. City _______________________Zip___________
18 Holes Shot Gun Start
___Dinner Sponsor ~ $1,000 Contribution
~ Scramble Format ~ Phone __________________________________
Company Banner at Dinner
Lunch served on the course Fax_____________________________________
___Golf Course Sponsor ~ $1,000 Contribution
4:00 p.m. Sign at registration
Dinner Sign at ﬁrst tee
___Lunch Sponsor ~ $500 Contribution Check Out
Company logo on box lunch Total from reverse side $______________
Half Day Rd. (Pay in full by check or credit card)
___Beverage Sponsor ~ $250 Contribution
Buffalo Grove Rd.
(Maximum three ~ no competing industries) Type of Payment: Check
Arboretum Beverage sponsor sign at a beverage station (Check one)
Club ___Putting Contest Sponsor ~ $250 Contribution
Sign at contest location MasterCard
Lake-Cook Rd. ___Business Sponsorship with a table on American Express
the course ~ $200 Contribution
Sign at tee Discover
Opportunity to promote business to golfers
This Golf Outing Offers You: ___Hole Sponsor ~ $125 Contribution
• 18 Holes, 4-Some Scramble Golf Card # ______________________Exp. Date____
Sign at tee
• Power Cart with GPS system
• Complimentary Gifts Signature:________________________________
___Rafﬂe Prize Donation ~ minimum value of $20
• Opportunity to participate in the Listing in event program of donation
Prize Rafﬂe Please make checks payable to:
• Refreshments Special Leisure Services Foundation
All Sponsors Receive: See reverse side for contact information
• Lunch on the course dinner Listing in an appreciation ad run in the
Daily Herald following the event
Listing in Event Program
For more information, contact Nanette Sowa at A tax deductible write-off for tax purposes
847/392-2848, ext. 255.
Pleasant Dale Park District
Message From The Board
1: the act of progression;
forward or onward movement.
Rosalyn Wendt-Epting, CPRP
With the blink of an eye time passes
Special Message from
Departing Commissioner As time passes us by, we often forget to reﬂect on the progress
Edie Zuccaro we have made. From our very beginning in 1954 to our most recent
property purchase of 6.887 acres at 8100 Willow Springs Road, Pleas-
I would like to thank all of you who ant Dale Park District has seen tremendous growth. Please take a
have supported the Pleasant Dale Park District. I moment to read a brief history of our park, included in this newsletter.
would also like to take this moment to extend my
appreciation to you for letting me serve you the I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about some facility
upgrades on the horizon for the Chalet. After much consideration,
last six years. I truly love our Park, and hopefully
improvements have been agreed upon and construction is set to begin
served for the purpose in which you voted me in.
this summer. The Board has determined that a multipurpose gym area
With everyone’s support, our Park will continue is deﬁnitely a necessity for our district. This area will be used to hold
to be a great community service to all. Thank you volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer, as well as batting practice (in
all, it has been a true honor to serve you! the drop down batting cages). This space will be available for rental,
as well as programming of our own. The weights and cardiovascular
Sincerely, machines will be moved to one central area where members will be
able to use them. These changes will help the programming of the
Edie Zucaro facility, as well as provide more opportunities for the users.
Throughout all of the changes your park district has made, we have
continued to provide quality programs that enrich the lives of all who
Director's Message attend. Our future looks very bright and we have a history we can all
... page 1
be very proud of. I look forward to working with the residents, board,
Celebrating 53 years and the staff to expand on this history for years to come. As time
...page 2 passes us by with the blink of an eye, we can be proud of the progress
Pleasant Dale Park District has made.
Someone you Should Know
Celebrating 53 years
www.pleasantdaleparks.org 630 .662.6220
Continued on page 4.
by: Marlon Rodas, Communication Marketing Coordinator
I sat down with Sandy Dixon, our Water Aerobics Instructor at the
Chalet. Sandy is a 24 year resident of Burr Ridge, married, and
mother of 3. Sandy is a tremendous asset to our park and our commu-
nity, and someone you should know.
Sandy Dixon seen here at the Chalet pool.
PDP: Have you always been involved with ﬁtness and health?
Sandy: I became interested in water aerobics initially as a safe way
for me, as a plus-sized person, to exercise. I joined a class at the Cha-
let because it was close and I really liked the laid back atmosphere.
Over time I realized my clients would enjoy a water aerobics class if
it could be in a “safe” environment, which I feel the Chalet provides.
PDP: Why do you enjoy teaching at the Chalet?
Sandy: I love working at the Chalet for many reasons. It is a comfortable
place for a plus-sized person to workout, with a friendly atmosphere, where
people really get to know one another. I like the community house feel it The Chalet seen here located at 8300 S.
provides. I love the location of the pool, towards the back, where we feel Wolf Road, Burr Ridge.
like we have the area to ourselves.
PDP: How long have you been involved with ﬁtness, sports, etc?
Sandy: I have always enjoyed movement and sports. As an overweight person I spent most of my life dieting and exercising
with the goal of losing weight. At the age of 45 I decided to become an exercise physiologist to help me ﬁgure out why I
was fat. Seven physiology courses later, I’m still not sure. But, I learned that there are huge health and ﬁtness beneﬁts from
exercising. I also learned that the cardiovascular adaptations that come with exercise make me healthier than a thin person
that doesn’t exercise. I now exercise because it makes me feel good, and I do it in ways that are fun for me. Previously, I
would exercise for up to 2 hours a day while dieting and if I didn’t lose weight, I felt like I had failed. Now, I exercise at a
more moderate level and I do it for the joy of movement and to maintain my good health. I have my own health and ﬁtness
consulting business, which I named, “Just for the Health of It,” because my focus with clients is on improving their health.
PDP: Why should a plus size person join this class?
Sandy: I think plus-sized people should join my class because it is a fun and safe way to exercise. If you are a beginner, or
have been exercising for years, there are modiﬁcations that can be made so the class will be right for you and your body.
Each one-hour class includes an aerobic component, a weight-training component and ends with stretches. It is a one-stop
total workout for your body. Because I am an RN with a Masters Degree in exercise physiology, I can answer questions
regarding health or ﬁtness during class and serve as a reliable resource. We have had women join that have not been in
a bathing suit for over a decade. No one in the class is made to feel like they cannot keep up. I encourage each person to
work at the level that is best for their body.
is The Thank you for your time today Sandy!
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630.662.6220 At the end of the day... Did you Play?
a Pleasant Dale Park District Report To The Community . . . Fall 2005/Winter 2006
Pleasant Dale Park District
In early September the Inside
Pleasant Dale Park District This Issue . . .
Board of Commissioners accepted the resignation of our Director of Parks
and Recreation, Denise Will. An Afternoon With Santa
. . . page 4
I’d like to use this opportunity to share the Board’s transition plan with the Breakfast With Santa
community. Currently we are doing a professional search for the position of . . . page 4
Executive Director. Resumes are being accepted through October 31, 2005 Hurricane Katrina Relief
with the intent to have our top candidate in place by the end of the year. Fund Efforts . . . page 1
In Memory Of Dominic Violante
During this time of transition, I want to assure our residents and patrons that . . . page 3
this change will not effect our ability to provide quality recreational Message From The Board
opportunities. Additionally, the Board has appointed Superintendent of . . . page 1
Recreation, Rosalyn Wendt as the Interim Director. Ms. Wendt can be New To The Community
reached directly at (630) 662-6220. . . . page 4
Visit Chalet See The Benefits
Under Rosalyn’s leadership is a group of highly professional staff, excelling . . . page 2
at their jobs each and every day! If you have a question about a particular
program or event please consult the current program and facility guide
(www.pleasantdaleparks.org). Next to each program or event is an initial
which represents the professional staff member that is directly responsible
for that program or event. They will be your best source for complete and Hurricane Katrina
accurate information. Questions about the Flagg Creek Golf Course can be
directly handled by our General Manager, Billy Rosinia at (708) 246-3336
or the Golf Course Administrative Assistant, Susan Smith at the same Efforts
number. Questions about Chalet (family, fun, fitness) can be handled by On September 3 - 5,
Assistant Managers, Rob Laue or Nikki Gizewski at (708) 246-4030. the Flagg Creek
On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, I assure you this transition will donated $1 from every round of golf
run smoothly. Please continue to support the Pleasant Dale Park District (693 rounds) to the Red Cross
through your participation of programs, events and the use of our various Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.
facilities. Your “quality of life” is our business! Additionally, $215 in customer
donations were made, including $83
in donated tips from Marie Austin who
worked the beverage cart of September
Board of Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m., the 5. Additionally, monies were collected
2nd Tuesday of the month. The public is always welcome! at the Pleasant Dale Recreation Center
and Chalet for a grand total of $955.63.
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Visit Chalet You See The Benefits!
by Nikki Gizewski, Chalet Assistant Manager/Program Supervisor
There are many benefits to regular physical fitness. Benefits range from the obvious:
• Lower Body Weight • Decrease Risk of Diseases
• Lower Body Fat • Improve Physical Fitness
There are also less known obvious benefits that regular physical fitness can bring. These include the following:
• Reduced Instances of Depression • More Positive Self-Esteem
• Better Sleeping Patterns • More Energy Stamina
We here at the Chalet can offer programs and physical fitness training that will help you to come closer to your goals
of staying fit, or getting fit. Below are some highlights of why working out is so important and beneficial to everyone.
Strength Training helps increase your metabolism because muscle uses more calories to maintain itself than fat. So
the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn every day, not just when you are exercising. Let the Chalet
help you with this! We offer a variety of programs and classes that can help you increase your metabolism. Why not
try our Pacing class? Next session begins October 31 through December 5 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. If this class doesn’t
tickle your fancy, try one of our 4 classes offered by UNICUS. Whether it’s getting in shape for your wedding, or
seeing what “boot camp” is all about - the Chalet has something for your taste (and speed!).
Your metabolism slows as you get older. This is primarily due to a decrease in your muscle tissue. After the age of 30,
your body gradually begins to lose muscle. If your activity level stays the same and the amount of calories you eat stay
the same, you will still gain weight because your metabolism has slowed down. However, if you exercise with
weights and do some type of aerobic activity on a regular basis, you probably won’t notice much of a change in your
metabolism as you age. If this is a concern for you, come and join our Walking Club, Swimming Club, or Swimming
and Walking Club. These clubs have been revamped this season to provide more of an incentive for you to maintain
a healthy lifestyle.
Strength Training helps your bones. Research has found that weight training can increase spinal bone mineral density
by 13% in 6 months. Strength Training is a powerful tool against osteoporosis. Our professional personal trainers can
help you with a program based upon your needs and wants. For more information about the Chalet’s personal trainers
(Dave Johnson and Tammy Hemmingway) ask the front desk.
You can lose 1 pound by simply cutting out 300 calories a day for one week and exercising for just 30 minutes 4
times a week. Cutting out 300 calories a day is as simple as not buttering your roll/bread (3 tbsp. of butter = 300
calories) or drinking 2 glasses of water instead of two cans of regular cola.
Exercise provides benefits not only for you physically, but also your mental well-being. Regular exercise has been
linked in helping to reduce depression. Join the Chalet’s Hatha Yoga or Pilates classes for total mind, body, and
Regardless of your body appearance, regular fitness helps improve your self-esteem. Even though the dreaded
“bikini season” is over, it’s not too late to start thinking about next season’s. The Chalet offers many different types of
memberships ranging from Individual to Senior Couple. To see if a membership is right for you, come to the Chalet for
a personal tour and information packet.
What are you waiting for? Let the Chalet help
you be the person you want to be. Come into FREE Chalet (family, fun fitness)
the Chalet to see what we can offer you! We’re One Day Visitor’s Pass
looking forward to seeing you!
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In Memory Of Dominic Violante
On October 1, 2005, the Pleasant Dale Park District Board of Commissioners had a
tree planted at Walker Park (just west of the gazebo) in memory of former
Commissioner Dominic Violante.
Family members, Lorraine Violante (wife), Lynn Violante (daughter), Vance Violante
(son), Kristin Violante (daughter-in-law), Renna Violante (granddaughter) and Bill
Kathy Sneddon (Kristin’s parents) were in attendance. It was truly a beautiful day to
honor a man who has given of himself to the “Pleasant Dale” community in so many
Dominic served as an elected official for the Pleasant Dale Park District Board of
Commissioner from 1985 - 2003. During his tenure, he was a part of the
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tremendous growth, including the acquisition of the Flagg Creek Golf Course, the
renovation project at Walker Park, addition to the Pleasant Dale Recreation Center and the purchase of the Chalet.
Many of these projects were possible due to Dominic’s “conservative views”, which served him well and often led to
his appointment as Treasurer for the District.
Many people will remember Dominic from his involvement with
the Pleasantdale Little League. His dedication even surpassed
his son Vance’s time with the program. As Vance recalls . . .
“They even built napkin holders with baseball figurines on top
for the Annual Little League Pancake Breakfast.”
There are countless ways that Dominic gave of his time to the
community beyond the policy making position he held at the
Pleasant Dale Park District. For years, Dominic and his wife
Lorriane worked side-by-side at the July 4th Family Celebration
as well as judging the costume contest at the Annual Halloween
Candy Carnival. “He always tried to do what was best for the
Dominic Countryside Mayor LeGant At The
community”, said his son Vance Violante. Due to Dominic’s
Opening Of The Flagg Creek Golf Course
involvement in Parks and Recreation, he opened the doorway
for his son Vance’s interest in the field. Vance is currently on staff
at the River Trails Park District in Mt. Prospect.
“The Pleasant Dale Park District was the love of his life”, said Lorraine
Violante, Dominic’s wife.
We know that is not
exactly true, but it sure felt
October 1, 2005
Tree Planting Ceremony
“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.”
— Rose Kennedy, mother of JFK (1890-1995) Renna Vance At The
Tree Planting Service
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New To The Community?
The Pleasant Dale Park District Board of Commissioners and
staff welcome you! We hope you take advantage of the
opportunities available to you and your family through the
Pleasant Dale Park District.
7425 S. Wolf Rd. New resident packets are available upon request.
(630) 662-6220 Contact the Park District at (630) 662-6220 ext. 42 or at
Golf Course Packets will be sent to Pleasant Dale Park District resident addresses only.
6939 S. Wolf Rd.
Chalet An Afternoon Breakfast With Santa
(family, fun, fitness)
8300 S. Wolf Rd.
The Flagg Creek Golf Course will once again host
Willow Springs Breakfast With Santa on December 10 11 at
(708) 246-4030 Santa is back again at 10:00 a.m.
the Chalet. The Jolly
Old Saint Nick wants to Call (708) 784-0594 for reservation information.
Board meet all the little boys
of Commissioners and girls one last time Ages: All Ages
President before he heads back to
the North Pole. Kids, it’s your Dates: Saturday, December 10
last chance to tell Santa what you really want or Sunday, December 11
Vice President this Christmas. Games, coloring, and light snacks Time: 10:00 a.m.
will be provided. Parents, don’t forget to bring
your camera. Location: Flagg Creek
Commissioner Golf Course Clubhouse
Colleen Pettrone Fee: $6 res. / $8 n.r.
Commissioner Dates: Sunday, December 18 (12 years and under)
Edie Zuccaro Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. $10 res. / $12 n.r. (adults)
Children 3 years
Location: Chalet (family, fun, fitness)
and under are free
Administrative Staff Fee: FREE
Pleasant Dale Park District Presorted
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Benefits Burr Ridge, IL. 60527 PAID
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Billy Rosinia Our
Flagg Creek Winter/Spring
Guide Will Be Mailed
Out To Residents
Dick Zielinski By December 12!
Finance Officer Dated Material Do Not Delay!