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Special Recreation Dance

Special Recreation Dance

On January 25th Veterans Park District's Special Recreation Department held its 6th Annual Dinner Dance at Bulger Park. This year's theme was Dancing with the Stars. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we were able to serve our guests a delicious and elegant dinner provided by Cuomo Catering. We want to acknowledge our amazing DJ from the night Rich Stachon, who always plays the best hits and keeps the party going with his own dance moves! Also, a special thanks to Pan American Bank for donating to delightful goodies to our sweets table and volunteering their time at the event. At the end of the dance attendees received a special souvenir to remember the night.
Our Special Recreation Dance provides a place for participants to share their love of music and dance. Many of our participants look forward to dressing up for the theme and socializing with peers.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Ronald M. Serpico Village, Mayor Village of Melrose Park; Jeff Sherwin, Mayor City of Northlake; David Guerin, Mayor Village of River Grove; Barrett F. Pendersen, Mayor Village of Franklin Park; Donna L. Peluso, Veterans Park District Executive Director; Pan American Bank; Dr. David Negron, Superintendent School District 89; Bill Otte, Leyden Bears; County Line Pizza Ent. Inc.; SignCo, Inc.; Special T-Unlimited; Premier Insurance; Precision Repair; Map of Hope Foundation; CMS Corp.

Special Recreation dance at VPD

2019 VPD Youth Basketball League

2019 VPD Youth Basketball League

2019 VPD Youth Basketball League - winning teams
Our ever popular VPD Youth Basketball league scored strong again this year. Parents and spectators packed the gym on Saturdays and Sundays through the season. Thank you to all the volunteer coaches, participants and parents who made this year a success.
Congratulations to the League Champions.

 

1st and 2nd Grade Team: Purdue

3rd and 4th Grade Teams: Spurs

5th and 6th Grade Team: Raptors

7th and 8th Grade Team: Hornets

"Swing Into Kindness" Update

"Swing Into Kindness" Update

The Liberty Swing ant Gouin Park in Franklin ParkVeterans Park District installed The Liberty Swing at Gouin Park in Franklin Park during late November. Construction continues this Spring with installation of high impact surfacing material, and security gate. The district is creating a registration procedure and having signage made for operation and accessibility and operating directions intended users.

VPD is also planning a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony sometime this summer. Be sure to visit Gouin Park to see how the construction site is being developed!

2018 Thank You VPD Sponsors

2018 Thank You VPD Sponsors

Veterans Park District would like to thank all the businesses who sponsored our events in 2018 including our Annual Summer Concert Series, Softball & Bocce Tournament, Back to School and Special Recreation Dance! Thanks to sponsors like you, Veterans Park District can offer events with free admission throughout the year!
If you're looking for a way to reach the residents of Veterans Park District, there is no better way to market your business than through a sponsorship with VPD! Businesses that sponsor Veterans Park District enjoy repeated exposure throughout the year, at well-attended community events, and through a variety of mediums that include print, signage, banners and online.
Veterans Park District customizes each sponsorship package to meet the needs of each sponsor and can work within any budget.
To learn more about how you can get the most from your marketing dollar, call Veterans Park District's Partnerships Coordinator, Greg Stanczyk, at (708) 343-5270.

Village of River Grove Partnership

Village of River Grove Partnership

An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) has been establish between the Village of River Grove and Veterans Park District. This IGA has been established to cooperatively develop and maintain green space at the corner of Elm and Palmer. Look for a dedication of this new green space to be planned for early Fall.

 

Summer 2019 Veterans Park District Improvements

Summer 2019 Veterans Park District Improvements

Veterans Park Distract is happy to announce the beginning of many wonderful improvements and renovations at our parks.
Gouin Park and Pool in Franklin Park will receive a new seal coated parking lot and walking path. Handicap parking spaces will be added near the newly installed Liberty Wheel Chair swing.
At Grant Park Recreation Center in Northlake new brick pavers will line the entrance to the building. The parking lot and parking spaces along Golfview Drive will have new asphalt. The building will be updated with LED lighting and a new fresh coat of paint. Our popular walking path will be updated with new seal coating.
Bulger Park in Melrose Park will receive a new driveway between the Maintenance Garage and Bulger Hall. New fresh coat of paint, gutters and roofing will be installed on the Bulger Hall.
We welcome all to visit, kick back and savor a moment in one of our parks!

2019 Proviso Idol

2019 Proviso Idol

Township of Proviso Certificate of AppreciationThis year Veterans Park District had the privilege of working with Proviso Township: Youth Services for the Ninth Annual Proviso Idol Singing Competition. Throughout this competition we had the honor of displaying the talents of youth ages 8-21, living within the 14 villages of Proviso Township boundaries. At the end of the competition, all winners were rewarded and recognized at the Proviso Township Board meeting where they each were presented with a certificate and a monetary check. In addition, we are proud to announce that Veterans Park District was also presented with a certificate of appreciation for our contributing services to this major event.

 

2019 PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Recipient

2019 PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Recipient

Veterans Park District was awarded a grant in the amount of $1000, from Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), to incorporate the PowerPlay! Program into our VPD After School Care Program.

Get Licensed to Support Illinois Youth!

emptyThe sale and subsequent renewals of each plate generates $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. Veterans Park District supports and encourages the sale of Park District Youth Program License Plates.

For more information contact IAPD at (217) 523-4554 or iapd@ILparks.org.

10th Annual Leyden Township & Veterans Park District Fireworks Show

10th Annual Leyden Township & Veterans Park District Fireworks Show
10th Annual   Leyden Township &  Veterans Park District  Fireworks ShowSaturday, July 6
Leyden High School's West Campus
1000 N. Wolf Road, Northlake

 

We are looking forward to the 10th Annual Fireworks Display partnered with Leyden Township on Saturday, July 6. It's a great event that takes place at the Leyden High School's West Campus.
Gates open at 6 PM. Should a rain date be required, only the fireworks display will go on and the gates will open at 8 PM.
Be a part of what has become an exceptional local tradition in the celebration of the birth of our wonderful country. We look forward to seeing you there!


(Rain date: Sunday, July 7)