President’s Letter

Is everyone ready for some Holiday Cheer?

For those of you looking for some holiday fun, grab your ice skates or rent some at the Christmas in the Commons beginning Saturday, December 4 at 2:00pm! Visit our website for more information regarding rental hours.

Although the cold winter is quickly approaching patrons can continue to enjoy the winter landscape at Hibernia Park as they walk or run around the 0.57-mile trail. Please keep in mind the path may not be plowed or cleared of any snow or ice and will not be salted therefore proceed with caution. As always, we look forward to the warmer weather to enjoy all our parks. In fact, we will be hosting the Grand Opening of Sky Harbor Park this upcoming Summer. We received an OSLAD Grant for this park as well in the amount of $400,000. We continue to look for alternate ways of funding to provide the best parks for our community.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to New Lenox Community Park District for its comprehensive annual financial report for our last fiscal year. This marks the thirteenth consecutive year that the New Lenox Community Park District’s Business Services Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. We continue to strive to clearly communicate our financial story to the community.

Let’s turn our attention to what’s new in your Recreation Department. As usual, we will be offering a large selection of programs during the upcoming winter months. Make sure to take advantage of our one-day-only special events from the Flashlight Clover Hunt to our Kids Fishing Derby. As always, the Program Guide is filled with a variety of activities designed for our whole community, so please take a few minutes to find an activity (or two) that fits your family’s needs. We also have a variety of Bus Trips to choose from, so sit back, relax and let us take care of the driving!

The Sanctuary offers golf lessons and programs to fit all skill levels. Don’t forget to check out the special events we are offering. Please visit the Sanctuary’s website at golfsanctuary.com for more information on rates, lessons, leagues and more as registration for their classes and programs begin March 1, 2022.

In closing, I want to thank all the employees that work our many programs, events and departments. Everyone has stepped up and filled in when and where needed throughout the pandemic. The Board of Commissioners thanks you for your dedication to the New Lenox Community Park District.

Remember…Try a new program, attend a new event and be active in your community!

Sincerely
Ted Schulz
Park Board President