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Park Perks - Fall 2013
Park Improvement News
Indian Boundary Park Grand Re-Opening
The Frankfort community joined the Frankfort Park District in celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of Indian Boundary Park at Nebraska & Luther Lane on May 29th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Families dropped by the festivities to see the new playground and surrounding landscaping. Inflatable, music, games, and refreshments were provided.
The old Indian Boundary Park playground equipment was donated to a non-for-profit group, “Kids Around the World”. Their volunteers removed the old playground equipment, and then Kids Around the World refurbished and reconstructed the play structure. The playground equipment has now been installed and it is being enjoyed by the children in the Dominican Republic.
Michele Bingham Memorial Park Updates
The first year plans for improvements to Michele Bingham Memorial Park have begun with the removal of the old signage. The new Michele Bingham Memorial Park sign was installed in July. The park has also been given a fresh new appearance with the addition of new landscaping. Playground equipment has been ordered and will be installed late summer/early fall and additional landscaping is scheduled to be added to the surrounding park.
Ongoing Buildings & Grounds Projects
Commissioners Park - native prairie areas are being established in regions of the park that are unsuitable for recreation activity.
Kohlhagen Park - shoreline restoration continues in order to reverse the effects of erosion on the shoreline surrounding the Kohlhagen Park pond.
Ash Tree Treatment Plan - to prevent infestation of Emerald Ash Borer, specific Ash trees, which hold significant aesthetic value for the Park District, will be treated. Ash trees which become infested with the insect will be either removed or removed and then replaced with another tree species.
Welcome New Board Members
The Frankfort Park District is pleased to announce four elected members to our Frankfort Park District Board of Commissioners. The new members were elected in the April 9th General Election to serve a four-year term. Join us in welcoming newly elected Board Members; Kathy Tinker and Jaclyn Schedin in addition to our two re-elected Board Members; Brian Feehery, and John Reilly. The four Board Members were sworn into office at the May 14, 2013 Board Meeting. Board meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street. The public is always welcome!
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Rebate Awarded to Frankfort Park District
The Frankfort Park District would like to announce that through a rebate program offered by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Park District initiated another energy saving green project. The project entailed replacing the existing 16 gym light fixtures, located in the Founders Community Center Gym, with new energy efficient, high output florescent lighting fixtures. The awarded rebate covered over half the cost of the project and we will be saving approximately 50% on electric with the new lighting. The payback is estimated at just over a year.
Frankfort Park District Awarded IAPD PowerPlay Grant
The Frankfort Park District has been awarded by the Illinois Association of Park Districts the IAPD PowerPlay Grant for the 2nd year in a row! With this Grant, the Frankfort Park District will implement a model program that focuses on health, nutrition, and fitness into our after school program, Prairie Care. Funding and materials for this program are provided through the sale and subsequent renewals of the Park District Youth License Plate and through Friends of Illinois Parks. For more information on the Youth License Plate program, please visit www.ilparks.org.
Hold your next party at the Frankfort Park District!
If you are looking for an affordable site to hold your party or event, the Founders Community Center is available for rental. Parties, weddings, showers or meetings can be held in our classrooms, gymnasium or the Founders Room. For more information, including rental rates and availability, please call the park district office at 815-469-9400.
Customer Service Statement
The Frankfort Park District is committed to providing responsive, friendly, courteous and excellent service to our customers.
Do you need Community Service hours for school? Or do you just enjoy helping others? The Frankfort Park District is always looking for volunteers to help with various Special Events and other programs. Interested in volunteering? Contact Cali DeBella our Special Events Coordinator at 815-469-9400 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you from the Frankfort Park District
The Frankfort Park District would like to take a moment to thank all of you who have volunteered at our events throughout the year. A lot of time and work goes into putting on a successful event, and we could not have done it without our volunteers! We appreciate your continued support!