Garden Plot Participants Fall Update

Garden Plot Participants Fall Update

The fall season is upon us. The Lombard Park District is asking for your cooperation in making sure all of your items are removed from your garden plot.  The Park District will not be responsible for any plants or items left in the garden plots after Wednesday, October 31. On or after Friday, November 2, the garden plots will be roto-tilled for the winter. 

Thank you for participating in the garden plots this year.  Information for renting in 2019 will be sent out to previous participants after the first of the year. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how to become a participant, please feel free to call Dave Littwin at: 630-953-2370.

Batteries by the Bay

Batteries by the Bay

Throwing away used batteries can lead to toxins leaking and polluting the soil and water. In an effort to keep Lombard and the surrounding environment clean, the District hosted a battery recycling drive at Paradise Bay Water Park on August 1st. Thanks to the help of everyone in the community, Batteries by the Bay was a success! Huge boxes of used batteries were dropped off at a designated recycling center so that they could be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

While the District periodically hosts battery drives, there are other ways to properly dispose of hazardous items year round. Batteries Plus Bulbs will take your used batteries as well as used light bulbs. Batteries Plus Bulbs has many locations, including those in Bloomingdale, Villa Park, and Glen Ellyn. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Naperville will also take your used batteries, light bulbs, household cleaners, paint, pesticides, aerosol cans, and more.

The Lombard Park District would like to thank everyone that participated in the event for doing their part to help the environment!

 

Click here for more information about Batteries Plus Bulbs

Click here for more information about Household Hazardous Waste Facility

The Madison Meadow Athletic Center is Officially Open!

The Madison Meadow Athletic Center is Officially Open!

The Lombard Park District celebrated the grand opening of the new facility on June 30th. At the grand opening, members of the community, the Board of Park Commissioners, and Lombard Park District partners came out for the official ribbon cutting ceremony. Following the ribbon cutting, there was an open house for the whole community from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. During the open house, families and individuals were able to tour the facility, test the new equipment, and sign up for memberships.

The facility offers many recreation opportunities to enjoy life, including: a fitness center, two studios with group fitness classes, two basketball courts, open gym, an on demand fitness system, a Selectorized weight circuit, free weights, an indoor track, cardio equipment with TV’s, and more.

Memberships are offered for individual adults, couples, families, seniors, and youth. Babysitting services for children ages 3 months – 6 years are also available for members at no additional charge. Annual Memberships are still being offered at discounted special opening prices through July 31st, so be sure not to miss out!

Lombard Park District Honored as 2018 National Gold Medal Finalist

Lombard Park District Honored as 2018 National Gold Medal Finalist

“The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management and innovative approaches to delivering superb park and recreation services with fiscally sound business practices.

The Gold Medal Award Program includes seven classes: five classes based upon population, one class for armed forces recreation and one class for state park systems in odd numbered years. At the beginning of each calendar year, agencies are invited to submit applications for consideration, with a deadline of mid-March. Finalists are announced at the end of April, and the Grand Award recipients are announced at the NRPA Annual Conference in the fall.

A panel of five park and recreation professionals reviews and judges all application materials. Judges are chosen for their considerable experience and knowledge in parks and recreation on both local and national levels.”

Park and recreation agencies must complete a written application to be selected as a finalist and from there they must complete a short film reflecting their agency commitments for display on their website. The Lombard Park District is honored to be a 2018 finalist and invites all members of the community to view the film at lombardparks.com, and share why Lombard is a great place to enjoy life.

For more information, please feel free to contact the District at info@lombardparks.com or call 630–627–1281.

Madison Meadow Athletic Center Opens Soon!

Madison Meadow Athletic Center Opens Soon!

The new Madison Meadow Athletic Center is almost here! This building will provide plenty of recreational opportunities including: a fitness center, two fitness studios with group classes, two basketball courts, open gym, on demand fitness system, Selectorized weight circuit, free weights, an indoor track, and cardio equipment with TVs.

 

It’s been a long journey over the span of a few years just to plan and prepare as well as budget so that the project could be approached without the need to go to referendum. Since then we’ve seen land reshaped into a showcase athletic facility that over looks the wonderful trees of the Madison Meadow Park.

 

June 30 is the opening day, so be sure to secure your membership rates as the final touches get put in place inside the new building. Until then, stay active and enjoy life!

The Season of Paradise!

The Season of Paradise!

Paradise Bay opens May 26 and that means being transported to a place of palm trees, slides, waterworks, and fun nights of activities! This summer there will be Teen Nights at the pool, a pirate party, a float night, Star Wars night, Harry Potter night, swim lessons, and a day just dedicated to customer appreciation!

 

While you are waiting anxiously outside the pool, we encourage you to pick up a 2018 Summer Activity Guide to see all the other programs that are available this summer, as well as information on rentals, day camp pool days, swim lessons, and joining the Lombard Waves swim and dive team. This information is also available online. So don’t forget to apply plenty of sunscreen, plan your family outings, and get your gear ready for an amazing season at Paradise Bay Water Park!