Mraz Holiday Lights
Celebrate the holiday season with the Berwyn Park District. Join us at Mraz Park for our tree lighting ceremony at Riverside Drive, 23rd Street and Grove Avenue and enjoy the sounds of the holiday, by Morton West High School’s Singers Unlimited and members of the school band.
Special guest chefs Commissioners Mario Manfredini and Frank Amaro will prepare an incredible pasta experience that you do not want to miss!
There will be silent auctions and raffles throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 and include dinner and live entertainment. Proceeds support the Berwyn Park District Scholarship Fund which helps to ensure access to community programs and recreation for residents. To purchase tickets contact Hillary Fulara at 708.795.2892
Interested in sponsoring the event? Download the complete Sponsor Information Packet (pdf).
Letters to Santa
Are you asking Santa for that Special gift for Christmas? Make sure that Santa receives your letter by December 13, 2013. You will find these special mailboxes at Komensky & Piper Schools, Proksa, Freedom, Smirz, & Hessler parks and the Berwyn Depot District. These mailboxes will be installed by November 8, 2013.
Please be sure to include a return address and the name of your child’s school on your letters so Santa can write back!
Need ideas of what to ask Santa? Stop by Fly Right Gifts, Inc the week of December 3rd
and see all of the cool toys that are out there! While you are there, pick up a pen & paper
and write your letter to Santa. Drop it in our special mailbox outside of the store.
11am – 7pm. (Tue Dec. 3 – Fri Dec. 6)
Fly Right Gifts, Inc 6902 Windsor Avenue
Every dollar helps deliver one letter from Santa Donation Box posted in the store
The Moving Wall
Check out The Moving Wall website for more info and to make a donation.
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 email@example.com.
Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.
Make your donation today by selecting an option below.
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.