Welcome to the Berwyn Park District.
Thank you to everyone who came out for our All Hallows Eve event on Saturday. By all accounts, a good, scary time was had by all. Check our Facebook page for video and photos from the event.
Also thanks to our sponsors and volunteers!:
Steppin' Out Social
Bring someone new and receive $2 off the next social!The Steppin’ Out Social Program is held once a month on a Friday afternoon. Please join us for a hot buffet style lunch including dessert catered from different restaurants followed by a lively performance from a variety of entertainers. Participants rave about the food and enjoy the variety of entertainment that our socials offer. It’s a great way to spend a Friday afternoon with some wonderful people!
Participants must call Proksa 795-2892 or Freedom 788-1701 to register one week prior to each social so the catering order can be placed.
Schedule of Fall 2014 Socials
Park District Youth License Plate
Get Licensed to Support Illinois Youth!
The sale and subsequent renewals of each plate generate $25 for the PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Program, which funds youth programs in park and recreation agencies throughout Illinois. The goal of the PowerPlay! program is to increase the number of opportunities designed to show youth the lifelong benefits of fitness, health and nutrition.
Mariachis in the Park
The Steak Fry would not have been such a success with the support of our local agencies, the dedication of our staff and volunteers, and the enthusiasm from our board. Thank you for your cooperation!
Able Printing Services, Inc
Berwyn Park District Recognized for Energy Efficiency
Berwyn, Illinois, August 26, 2014 — The Berwyn Park District’s newly renovated Liberty Cultural Center was presented an award from the Illinois Energy Now and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for outstanding practice in energy efficiency. The Berwyn Park District was nominated for the award by the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center- Energy Assessment Program (SEDAC).
Back to School Carnival
Some highlights were:
This could not have been possible without your dedication. We exceeded the expectations of our residents.
The Moving Wall
The Wall has come and gone. We hope you had a chance to come see it while it was here. Check out the media coverage below.
CBS Chicago also covered the Wall's arrival in Berwyn. Read/listen here.
Check out The Moving Wall website for more info and to make a donation.
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The Berwyn Park District’s mission is “to enrich the quality of life of the community by providing superior parks, facilities and recreational services in a fiscally responsible manner.”
To meet our mission the District works diligently to control costs and to seek alternative revenues such as grants and fundraising, and to reduce its dependence on local property taxes.
The District has applied for and received grants including most recently one from the State of Illinois to purchase Recycling Containers which were placed throughout all the parks.
Unfortunately, two of the containers have disappeared. One from Smirz Park, 3410 S. Highland, and the other one from Mraz Park 23rd & Oak Park Ave.
There has also been a recent issue in graffiti and vandalism to Park District facilities including signs, playground equipment and buildings. While we contract with the Berwyn Police Department to patrol our parks, the police can not be everywhere all the time.
We are asking for your partnership to help us minimize these types of negative events and maximize the positive use of Park District resources. The cost of repairs, replacement and graffiti removal can add up to be thousands of dollars, which causes the Park District to relocate additional resources. These resources come from increased taxes and higher program fees.
We are asking that if you see acts of vandalism, call the Berwyn Police at 911. You can also report vandalism by calling the Berwyn Park District at 708.788.1701.
Together we can reduce the costs of vandalism and keep your parks beautiful and enjoyable. The Park District will prosecute and seek restitution for vandalism regardless of age. If you have additional thoughts or suggestions on how to help reduce vandalism, please contact Executive Director Jeffery S. Janda at 708.788.1701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.
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Interested in using our new dog park?
Get a Karban Dog Park Personalized Brick!
Purchase your memorial brick now at Freedom Park Administration Office 3701 Scoville Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402
Edward A. Karasek Park
The Berwyn Park District entered into a 99 year lease agreement with the City of Berwyn to help develop, maintain, and manage the park site which offers a tranquil, passive environment for patrons and residents alike to rest, relax and enjoy a treat or meal while taking in this newly landscaped parcel of green space. As part of the partnership this parcel of land , which had contained underground leaking fuel tanks was remediate to remove the tanks and all contaminated soil. Clean soil and sod were then installed to provide for settling before the current development was undertaken.
Karasek Park exemplifies the commitment of the Berwyn Park District and City of Berwyn, through partnership, to consistently exceed the expectations of residents. As Karasek Park continues to grow, Where Park Meets City is embodied through its integration into the Historic Depot District.
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The long-range plan is designed to be updated annually and developed and refined a series of goal-related action items related to Programs and Services, Parks and Open Space, Facilities, and Team/Organization Development. A copy of the Berwyn Park District Long Range Plan is attached for your information.