Community Play Day

On Saturday, September 10, a variety of trucks, businesses and residents gathered for Community Play Day and Touch-A-Truck. The morning activities held strong even though some rain came through. We had a great time learning about ways we can play in the community as well as climbing in and on trucks!

Thank you to the Village of Lombard, Lombard Police Department, Lombard Fire Department, York Township Highway Department, Zipprich Contractors, and West & Sons for bringing out your trucks!

Thank you to the following vendors for coming out to Community Play Day: Lombard Veterinary Hospital, Helen Plum Library, Chick-Fil-A Lombard, Illinois Organ & Tissue Donor, Vitamin Shoppe, West Suburban Wellness, Fit4Mom, Dick Pond Athletics, Brain & Body, Jewel Osco, Lombard Service League, Mary Kay, Happy Family Organics, Avon/Tastefully Simple, Melaleuca, and Waddell & Reed.

Lombard Garden Club presents donation for Monarch Waystations

The Lombard Park District would like to take an opportunity to thank the Lombard Garden Club for their donation of $450. Presented by Garden Club Member, Rose Roth, at the June 28, 2016 Board Meeting, the donation helps fund signage and certification for the Monarch Waystations found in 13 of our parks.

According to Monarchwatch.org, during the fall season, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico and California until springlike conditions arrive. The Monarch Waystations are habitats that contain milkweed, which provides resources necessary for spring and summer breeding. The nectar provides energy for their migration. Unfortunately, the milkweed habitats remaining in fields, pastures, prairies, and grasslands is not sufficient to sustain the large monarch population. Providing waystations helps increase the milkweed population, which in turn provides conservation and continuation for the Monarch Butterfly.

Take Time for Tots Day

Take Time for Tots Day

We’re gearing up for Take Time for Tots Day on March 12 from 10 am – 12 pm at Sunset Knoll Recreation Center. Join the Lombard Park District and a variety of businesses geared for tots and children up to age eight for arts and crafts, a bounce house, pony rides, information about safety, and other fun activities.

This parent/tot event is sponsored Pioneer Childcare, Rock Star Jumpers, Culver’s of Lombard, Gionario’s Pizza & Pasta, Nick Janet – State Farm, Bob Goldin – State Farm.

Here’s a look at Take Time for Tots Day from 2015.

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.

– Fred Rogers

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