Oak Brook Park District is excited to announce a brand-new full day camp option for Pee Wee campers entering kindergarten!
If you're looking for a sure sign that winter will eventually come to an end, here it is: Believe it or not, it's time to sign up for Oak Brook Park District spring break camps!
Did you know that if you work in Oak Brook, your child could be eligible for resident rates on camps and programming?
It’s no secret, the number of teens joining the summer workforce has been plummeting since the 90s. According to a Pew Research study, nearly 60% of teens in the 1970s and 80s spent their summers staffing stores, pools and libraries, but only 35% of teens held summer jobs in 2017.
The Oak Brook Park District is hosting a collective exhibit of work from the Oak Brook Art League. The exhibit will be available to the public through March 1 at the Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road in Oak Brook.
There are 18 works on display from artists including Oak Brook residents Lyn Tietz, Dr. Mark Moy, Ardythe Tiesenga, Abhi Ganju, and Cynthia Meyer. The work of Carol Carls, Jen Carreon, Evalyn Holy, Carol Slezewski, Justin Stankus and Marta Tiesenga is also featured.
Maggie Krause, 11, of Oak Brook finished the 11-12 Girls 100 IM in a lighting fast 1:18:56, earning her first place at the Oak Brook STARS Home Swim Meet against Elk Grove on Feb. 2, 2019 and shattering the team’s record.
Krause set a long-term goal of getting a place on the record board, and has been consistently focusing her energy on the 100 IM during practice. STARS Coaches Devin and Nick stated that “Maggie works hard and is a huge asset to the team. We look forward to watching her grow as a STAR.”
Nicole Joneikis, 13, of Westmont broke the STARS Swim Team Record for the 13-14 Girls 100 Free with a blistering new record time of 1:06.78. The record was broken during the home swim meet against Elk Grove on Feb. 2, 2019 at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road.
According to STARS Coaches Devin and Nick, Joneikis has broken multiple records this season, and has had her eye on this record for a while. “She has really worked to hold her streamline longer and focus her energy on swimming with a purpose,” says Devin.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the Oak Brook Park District Board of Commissioners will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019, 10 minutes after the adjournment of the Regular Board of Park Commissioners meeting. (The Regular Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.) The Special Meeting will be held at the Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center, Canterberry Room, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, Illinois for the purpose of considering the following agenda:
a) Discussion of Capital Projects Plan for Fiscal Year 2019-2020
On Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, Oak Brook Park District closed on a $15.8 million purchase of the 34-acre property located at Jorie Boulevard and Kensington Road.
The property, which is currently being referred to as “Central Park North,” is now owned by the Oak Brook Park District and available for the public to use and enjoy from dawn to dusk. The park district plans to begin making improvements to the property this spring.
The Oak Brook Park District received multiple awards at the 2019 Soaring to New Heights Conference presented by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA). The conference was held January 24-26 in Chicago, Illinois.
Under the direction of the Aquatic Center Manager and the Aquatic Supervisors, the Pool Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient management of the pool facilities. They are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, planning and supervision of the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center and Splash Park. They will help manage all programming and part time staff, including but not limited to the swim lesson program, swim team, aquatic classes, special events, birthday parties and rentals of the Aquatic Center.
The Inclusion Aide is responsible for assisting one or more individuals with a disability and requiring specialized intervention in order to participate in a variety of recreation programs. The ages and support level needed will vary depending on placement. This job requires a “hands on” approach with an assigned participant, while still working as a team with other staff. Inclusion aides reinforce the recreation teacher’s instruction and encourages peer interaction between people with and without disabilities.
Starting pay $10.00 per hour
ABC Preschool Coordinator, Kimberly Voltaire, firmly believes that involving families early-on in their children’s educational journey is key to achieving this goal because it works to remove labels so all children have the opportunity to learn to best of their abilities. Preschool Enrollment for the 2019/2020 school year is now open!