Lan-Oak Park District Park Notes Fall 2018

 

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PARK NOTES Fall 2018 Lan-Oak Park District Opens Paws ‘n Play Dog Park After a blistering hot summer, it’s time to get outside and enjoy cooler air, beautifully changing colors, and an exciting visit to Lansing’s newest park - Paws ‘n Play Dog Park. You and your best friend will enjoy running, playing, and meeting new friends in this one acre, fenced area that boasts separate large and small dog areas, a lovely shade structure, benches for relaxing, and a refreshing water fountain. Paws ‘n Play opened on September 17 and is a members only dog park. Membership information may be obtained online at www.lanoakparkdistrict.org or by visiting the Lan-Oak Park District Eisenhower Center at 2550 178th Street, Lansing. Please call 708-474-8552 with questions. A complete listing of park rules and park etiquette is included in the membership packet. In order to assure a healthy environment, members must provide a record of current dog immunizations. The first 75 dog park members will receive a free puppy sport pak. Paws ‘n Play Dog Park is open every day, year-round. Membership length is one year from the date of purchase. Resident memberships are $50 per year, with a fee of $30 for a second dog. Residents wishing to commemorate their dog may participate in the I Helped, Too sponsorship program. This $100 sponsorship provides your dog a dogbone sign displayed at the park. Proceeds from this program will purchase play elements for the dog park. You’re Invited... Mark your calendar & plan to join us for the Grand Opening Paws ‘n Play Dog Park October 13, 2018 12:30-2:30 pm. Music, food, bounce house, dog caricature artist, balloon twister- so much fun! Bring your dog and view the new park. Come out & play! 175th & Chicago 708-474-8552

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When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, Creepy Cafe Plan on relaxing for The moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween! a bit in the cafe. Demon dogs, creepy Ghostly Games Costumed characters, carnival games, an art station and a bounce house will BE THERE!! cakes, tantalizing taffy apples, and chilling chips will fill you up for dinner! Haunted Hallway tickle little goblins Brace yourself, ages 2-8. Bags exhale, and enter. provided for all the It’s dark, it’s foggy, candy you will it’s creepy, gather! it’s shockingly, frightfully, screamingly Ghostly Games $5 per child Haunted Hallway $2 per visit Creepy Cafe delightful! Get back in line you’ll want to go again! Ages 8 & Up, please Prices as Marked Ticket sales start at 11am Ticket sales stop at 8:30pm Friday, October 26 6:30-9:00pm Eisenhower Center, 2550 178th Street, Lansing Questions? Please call 708-474-8552 Walk in the footsteps of generations of Lansing children before you in this Lansing tradition!! Put on your costume, report to the Kilroy’s parking lot downtown, join with the police department, fire department, and Memorial Junior High band, as we close down Ridge Road to show off our Halloween finery! Every child marching in the parade will receive a free candy bag and prizes will be awarded for outstanding costumes. Come out & march! Saturday, October 27 Parade Steps Off at 10 AM Summer/Fall Improvements Touch Multiple Parks The Park District completed many small projects this summer, and looks forward to some additional projects finishing this fall. Lan-Oak Park will be receiving concrete pads for new park benches and a new Horseshoe & Cornhole area. Schultz Park saw a freshly painted bathroom building, repair and painting of the softball backstop, and a resurfaced and newly striped basketball court. Erfert Park will enjoy new landscape at the entry. Rotary Park had its softball backstop repaired and painted and will soon see new entry landscape. Potts Park is slated to receive new bocce courts - the first in any Lansing park. Winterhoff Park will soon boast an area offering outdoor musical instruments called Symphony. Lions Park was beautified as 17 dead trees were removed, the softball field was renovated and the softball backstop was repaired and painted. As the weather turns cold, a brand new planning session will begin for 2019 improvements.

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At the Ike The park distrct is proud to maintain this nearly 60,000 The Eisenhower Center is a busy place square foot community center for the enjoyment of all Lansing in the Fall!! residents and their friends. The Eisenhower Center is full service for all ages - from the baby room to the educational preschool to the two-court gymnasium to the fitness center - it has something for everyone. Basketball is a Lansing Favorite - - - and the Park District offers a Bunch of It Each Fall!! Bitty Basketball - Coach Celestra Warren offers a great introduction with fun games and drills for the littlest athletes, ages 3 to 5 years 1st and 2nd Grade Basketball - Coach Kenny Barnes starts getting serious with a class offering skills, drills, and preparation for league play. DAYONE Youth Basketball League - For 3rd-5th Grade and 6th-8th Grade, this league offers healthy competition and a structured program with volunteer coaches, professional officials, jerseys, two practices per week, Sunday game days, and an end of league tournament. DAYONE Skills Training - for ages 8-13, Coach Barnes offers this training for more serious players wanting to improve their skills. Center Court - Coach Warren offers the proper fundamentals and advanced training just for girls ages 10-17. Sharpen your skills! Private Basketball Lessons - Want some one-on-one time? Purchase private lessons from Coach Barnes or Coach Warren in three, five or ten lesson increments. WATCH FOR SOFTBALL OFFERINGS COMING THIS SPRING!! DON’T FORGET!! The best fitness special in the area comes in January!! Buy One Get One Free Membership Special at Eisenhower Fitness. Indoor Lap Pool, Cedar Sauna, Whirlpools, Steam Rooms, Full Service Fitness Floor with Cybex, HammerStrength, Life Fitness, Sci-Fit, Two-Room Weight Room, Floor and Water Fitness Classes. We’ve got it all at an amazing price in January!! Special runs from January 1 to January 31, 2019 Looking for a new gift idea this holiday season? The Lan-Oak Park District offers gift cards for many fun gift opportunities! Recreation Program Fitness Membership Soothing Massage Fitness Program Open Gym or Family Swim Punch Card 10-visit Fitness Fit Pak Private Basketball Lessons Eisenhower Fitness Caps & Sport Towels Call 708-474-8552 for gift information

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The Lan-Oak Park District and the Village of Lansing are two separate entities. Your tax bills list the park district and the village separately and separate taxes are allocated to each. Independent park districts are created through a vote of the people in order to assure that open space, parks, and recreation remain a high priority in their community. Illinois has more independent park districts than any other state. Serving You... The Lan-Oak Park District Board of Commissioners Do You Know Your Elected Officials? The Lan-Oak Park District, like all independent park districts, is governed by commissioners - in our case, five commissioners. Commissioners are elected by the community. Most commissioners serve a 6-year term overseeing your interests in parks, open space, fitness and recreation. Get Acquainted with... Park Board CommissionerJames Long Jim Long is currently Lan-Oak Park District’s longest serving commissioner. Elected in 1995, he is currently serving his fourth elected term. A resident of Lansing since 1966, Jim devoted 48 years to education as he taught and coached at Memorial Junior High School for 3 years; taught, coached, and served as girls athletic director at Thornton Fractional South High School for 32 years; and served as athletic director, football coach and girls track coach at St. Francis de Sales High School in Chicago. In 2005 Commissioner Long was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall Of Fame. On the park board, Jim has served as the chairperson of the Buildings & Grounds Commitee and Finance & Personnel Committee, as the President of the board, and is currently the board Vice President. Having been a Lansing resident for 52 years and a park district board member for 23 years, Jim brings an invaluable amount of wisdom and experience to the park board. Jim and his wife Suzanne have been married for 54 years, have two sons (Jeff and J.D.), five grandchildren, and two great grandsons. John Kelly Patrick Gulotta Robert Tropp Micaela Smith Deck the House Contest Don’t miss the opportunity to be recognized as the best holiday decorated home in Lansing! Grab your ladder and light up the shutters in the spirit of the holiday season! Pre-registration is required, but free. Please remember to have your decorations illuminated during the judging period. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded. This contest is for Lansing residents only. Winners will be announced December 20. Judging period: Wednesday, December 19, 5:00-7:00pm Registration Deadline: December 15 LAN-OAK PARK DISTRICT 2550 178th Street Lansing, Illinois 60438 708-474-8552 ECRWSS RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER Lansing, Illinois 60438 www.lanoakparkdistrict.org PRESORTED STANDARD US POSTAGE PAID LANSING, IL 60438 PERMIT 216

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