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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 8:40am - 10:50am
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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Friday, January 16, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything?

Honor a friend or family member by donating to the 100 Trees for 100 Years Program. Donations made to the 100 Trees Program will create fund to replace trees lost to disease throughout the Park Ridge parks.  Your donation help us enhance areas within our parks, reduce soil erosion, recycle carbon dioxide, and contribute to overall community health. Your contribution to the 100 Trees for 100 Years program is tax deductible according to the IRS laws applicable to the Park Ridge Friends of the Parks Foundation and Park Ridge Park District.

You may make your donation online with the following links, or by check with this form.  Donations are recognized at the following levels:

Park Ridge Park District Awarded $1.6M In PARC Grant

Governor Pat Quinn visited the Park Ridge Park District on October 4 to announce the awarding of a Park and Recreation Construction (PARC) grant in the amount of $1.6 million to the District for renovation of the Maine Park Leisure Center.

“This grant will allow us to accommodate the growing recreation needs of our community,” said Executive Director Gayle Mountcastle, “We thank Governor Quinn for the PARC Grant and are very grateful to Senator Dan Kotowski and Representative Marty Moylan for their help in securing these much needed funds.  We are also appreciative to Senator John Mulroe and Representative Michael McAuliffe for their continual support of the Park Ridge Park District.”

Consolidated Election for Park Ridge Park District Commissioner

On April 7, 2015 there will be a Consolidated Election for Park Ridge Park District Commissioner.  Three seats will be up for election.  The length of term is four years. Click here for further information.

Click here for the Administration Office Hours.

Are You Looking for Part-Time Employment?

Our District has an exciting before and after care school program for children in Kindergarten thru 5th grade called "Beyond the Bell".  We are seeking part-time counselors to work in various District 64 elementary schools for a variety of shifts.  Click here to see the full details and shifts available!

Park District Receives Grants for Wildwood Nature Center

June 16, 2014 – Governor Pat Quinn announced today that 47 Illinois museums will receive $20 million in state capital investments to improve their facilities and develop new exhibits. The investments are through Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! construction program - an effort to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward. The Park Ridge Park District’s Wildwood Nature Center, a recipient of this grant, will receive $225,000 for new exhibits and interpretive signs, a new kiosk and map, ADA accessible trails, and an open air shelter. Click here to read the full story.

Governor Awards OSLAD Grant for Youth Campus!


On Saturday, April 5, 2014, Governor Pat Quinn awarded the Park Ridge Park District a $750,000 OSLAD Grant for the Youth Campus project.The Youth Campus property was acquired in 2013 by the passing of a referendum.Thanks also go to Senator Dan Kotowski,  Representative Michael McAuliffe, Representative Marty Moylan and Senator John Mulroe for their support in securing the OSLAD grant!

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