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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

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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!

Summer Safety Tips

Fun in the sun

  • On both sunny and cloudy days use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater that protects against UVA and UVB rays to prevent sunburn.
  • Make sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours, and after swimming in Paradise Bay Water Park or sweating at camp.
  • Kids should always have water or sports drink available and take a break to drink every 20 minutes while active in the heat.

Water Safety 

  • Make sure to have someone with you whether you’re in Dolphin Cove’s 8-lane lap pool or Hurricane Cove’s leisure pool. Never swim alone. Even good swimmers need buddies!
  • Never leave children alone in or near water, even for a moment; close supervision by a responsible adult is the best way to prevent drowning in children.
  • It is best to wait a half an hour after you grab a snack at Paradise Bay’s full-service concession stand before getting in the water.