Welcome to the Grandwood Park Park District
The Park District has been informed that 2 vehicles were stolen in Grandwood Park last night during the storm (May 14). Both vehicles were found (both with body damage). To protect your property, keep your vehicles locked at all times, even if you park them in your driveway. Leave your outside lights on all night to deter thieves or vandals. There is also a history of people getting into unlocked cars to steal change, etc. If you have a video doorbell, please check them for suspicious activity and report it to the Sheriff's Department ASAP. The non-emergency number is (847) 549-5200.
If you prefer, call our County Board Representative, Steve Carlson, at (847) 356-4167 or (cell) 224-627-0767 and he will be happy to place the call for you.
Due to COVID-19, our playground and sports courts are closed until we are notified it is safe to open them again. We have been informed that there are groups teenagers (not wearing masks or practicing social distancing) climbing the fence to get into the tennis courts - although they are not playing tennis. We've also had reports of kids climbing down into the spillway of the dam. If you witness any unsafe or unlawful activity in our parks, please call the Sheriff's Department and report it. We don't want anyone to get hurt climbing the fences, or playing in the spillway, and we also want to protect our property - which is paid for by your tax dollars.
Update, April 23, 2020
The Park District will continue to be closed thru Sunday, May 31st. Playgrounds, including the basketball and tennis courts, are CLOSED.
The Park District office will remain closed, with staff working remotely. Emails and phone calls will be monitored daily.
All parks will remain open to the public, however, we encourage you to use your best judgement and practice social distancing when encountering others.
Update, April 9, 2020
These are indeed difficult times. While none of us is sure what the future holds, we encourage our residents to enjoy our open spaces and parks.
As the weather warms up, we will all be tempted to congregate out of doors. In addition to our posted rules, please maintain social distancing, and wear face protection.
Like you, we are looking forward to the time when we can once again come together as a community. If you are interested in planning special events in the future, please contact our offices to book rentals or register for pre-school. Please note, we will not be hosting meetings or events, until the state and local authorities have determined it is safe to do so. Preschool has been cancelled through the end of the school year.
Please note, following the guidelines for stay-at-home, social distancing, and using appropriate protection, are in place to protect you and our healthcare workers.
Keep up the good work and stay safe.
Effective Wednesday, April 1 2020
Gov. Pritzker signed an Executive Order to extend Illinois’ Disaster Proclamation, Stay Home order, and suspension of on-site learning at schools through the end of the month of April. The Grandwood Park Park District is suspending/cancelling all programs (including preschool), community center rentals, outdoor rentals, and activities effective immediately through at least Thursday, April 30th to comply with this order. The Park District will continue to monitor information daily and will communicate any pertinent information to the community as needed.
The Park District office will be closed, with staff working remotely. Emails and phone calls will be monitored daily.
All parks will remain open to the public, however, we encourage you to use your best judgement and practice social distancing when encountering others. Playgrounds are CLOSED. All park rentals are cancelled through at least Thursday, April 30th as well.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Park District office by calling 847-356-0008, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We appreciate your understanding and patience during our closures and cancellations.
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