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Aug 24

Maintenance

Posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:39 AM by Emileigh Hillstead

The Evanston Rec Center has started Annual Shutdown. The custodial staff started with painting the curbs and preparing for winter. We have now started working on the Pool, Locker Rooms and Pump Room. even though the Pool and Locker Rooms will be closed from August 25 - September 17 everyone is still welcome to work out and use our facility. 
The custodial staff, Intermountain Electric, and a sub contractor will be working hard getting the pump room ready for the next year, and starting work on cleaning and repairing the lockers and showers. Brad Hatch and his Life guard team will start draining the pool the night of August 24, and start the cleaning and painting process as soon as the pool is drained. 
Check back here for more updates on what is happening at the Evanston Recreation Center! 
 
Aug 07

Kids To Park Day

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 8:53 AM by Emileigh Hillstead

Launched in 2011, Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors organized by NPT and is designed to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands. By discovering and exploring our public lands, kids across the country can learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and the history of our country. In addition, by teaching our kids to appreciate and enjoy our public lands, we can foster future outdoor enthusiasts and create the next generation of park stewards and caretakers of these important places. Because kids need parks – and parks need kids!

Evanston Parks and Recreation District took this National Day and created a fun and interactive day full of service and activities. The Evanston Parks and Recreation Employees and Evanston Citizens started the day with a service project that consisted of cleaning and picking up garbage around the park, shoveling out weeds located in the horse shoe pit, and raking the fibar at the playground. This event was located at one of the City Parks of Evanston, Hamblin Park. Caroline Goick started the day with a proclamation from the mayor discussing the importance of parks and the National Park Trust. After the proclamation was given the fun started with a game of tug – o – war, bocce ball and an activity guide book full of scavenger hunts, leaf rubbings, and discovery pages. The fun continued with a game of spike ball, football, and Frisbee golf.

Evanston Parks and Recreation District would like to invite all to participate in the next Kids To Parks Day in the year 2019.