Tag: H-F Park District

H-F parks adjusts to new Tier-3 guidelines

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District announced new guidelines taking affect Friday, Nov. 20, to comply with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s directive for Tier-3 resurgence mitigations related to COVID-19. “During these times, our ultimate goal is to continue to protect the health and safety of our participants and staff. While this move back[Read More…]

Park district proposes estimated levy

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is proposing an estimated 2020 levy of $5,479,473, reflecting a slight increase. Under Illinois’ tax cap law, government bodies are allowed to increase taxes yearly by 5% or the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less. The CPI for this year is 2.3%. Sharon Dangles, superintendent of[Read More…]

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H-F Park District budget reflects positive response to pandemic

One bright spot among 2020’s overall lower revenue at the park district was Coyote Run Golf Course, which more than doubled its revenue from 2019. (Chronicle file photo)   You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

Park district rethinks summer camps for fun and social distancing

This summer Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is offering two different camps to the community: Camp 2020 and Virtually the Best Camp Ever.  These camps, for children entering first through sixth grades, will look very different from last year. Park staff have put in place guidelines and restrictions to ensure the safety[Read More…]

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Volunteers modify their Park Pride Day efforts

Wanda Gunter, left, and Jacqui O’Connor of Homewood took time out of their day on Park Pride Day to plant the flower bed at Patriots Park, their neighborhood park. Things looked different because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many residents turned out to volunteer on Park Pride Day. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)[Read More…]

H-F Park District passes estimated levy

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District approved an estimated 2019 levy of about $5.6 million at its Dec. 3 board meeting.  You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

Park district adjusts numbers to meet EAV drop

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners are adjusting levy numbers after learning the equalized assessed valuation (EAV) of property in the district dropped by about 3 percent. The EAV had been on the upswing, although it has never regained the high property values before the 2009 recession, according to Sharon Dangles, superintendent[Read More…]

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Park patrons to pitch in May 4 for annual Park Pride cleanup

Homewood-Flossmoor area residents who enjoy H-F parks all spring, summer and fall also help get them ready to go for the season during the annual Park Pride cleanup event.  You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

Fall events

SATURDAY, NOV 26

  • Celebrate the season in Flossmoor from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Shopping, Santa, singing and more in downtown Flossmoor. Tree lighting ceremony in Flossmoor Park at 5:30 p.m.
  • Small Business Saturday in Homewood and Flossmoor. Holiday shoppers can help local merchants succeed.

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