Tag: H-F Park District

Park district works to meet pickleball demands

Pickleball players need more court space, and the staff at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club are working to accommodate their needs. Players came before the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board of commissioners twice in December asking for changes. At the Jan. 17 board meeting, it was announced that the club[Read More…]

A first floor hallway at the park district's Irwin Center has been updated. The wood paneling has been replaced with a shade of blue highlighted with white accent boxes. The carpeting has been replaced with flooring. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Irwin Center is getting a major update

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Marie Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood, is getting a facelift. “It’s time for an update,” said Oralethea Davenport, center manager.  The facility, which opened in September 1986, is shedding its wood paneling. The walls are being painted in shades of blue and gray, the[Read More…]

Park district approves $5.71 million tax levy for 2022

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District approved the 2022 tax levy of $5.71 million at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6. Karen Garrity, superintendent of finance and administration, said since she first presented a preliminary levy Cook County has provided actual Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) numbers. It was 8.4% below the prior year.[Read More…]

Seniors lunch and bingo on Thursdays is back

Following the pandemic, one of the programs for seniors that is back on is the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s weekly lunch and bingo. Persons 55 and older can enjoy a boxed lunch at noon provided by a variety of local businesses and stay for bingo with friends. Or just come to[Read More…]

Park district staff will be vaccinated

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board of commissioners adopted a new personnel policy that requires all staff members to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. “Our obligation as an organization is the health and well-being of the patrons we serve,” said Brent Bachus, president of the board. You’ve reached subscriber-only content[Read More…]

Park District buys equipment for Homewood Estates Park

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District took another step on improvements at Homewood Estates Park, and accepted a bid for repair work on the Merchants Park garage. At its July 20 meeting, park commissioners agreed to spend $22,722 for three six-foot picnic tables, two Americans with Disabilities Act picnic tables and four[Read More…]

Park District’s ’21-’22 budget is $13.89 million

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners approved the $13.89 million 2021-22 budget at its June 15 meeting. Superintendent of Finance and Administration Sharon Dangles said the district’s total appropriation was $12.7 million and reflects a 10% increase per line item. The budget is divided into funds – corporate, recreation, racquet club,[Read More…]

Voters Guide: H-F Park District

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