Letter From The President

maryfranTHANKS FOR ELEVATING

AND CELEBRATING WITH US!

We were so amazed at the outpouring of support at our grand opening event on December 31st and look forward to sharing this facility with you for years to come. This new facility now features four pools including a wellness pool, a well-equipped fitness center, indoor walking track, double-gymnasium, a childcare area, and more. If you haven’t stopped by to check it out, we encourage you to take the time to do so. While you’re there, please visit our Lasting Legacies wall honoring several local citizens who have made a lasting impression on our community.

We look forward to seeing you become your best selves, make new friends, or simply stroll around the track at this new multi-generational, one-stop destination for all things aquatics, athletics, and fitness.

» Learn more about the Arlington Ridge Center

MORE REASONS TO CELEBRATE – ARLINGTON HEIGHTS PARK DISTRICT TURNS 95!

Towards the end of the 19th century, local townspeople began protesting the unsightly conditions of the land alongside the railroad tracks in the newly incorporated Arlington Heights. The Railroad had developed several parks on the north and south sides of the railroad right of way. These "railroad parks" were the beginning of the park system in Arlington Heights. In 1925, citizens determined, by petition, that there was a need for an organized park district and that future development of the community demanded such an organization. On June 9, 1925, the Arlington Heights Park District was formed and the first Park District meeting was held June 18, 1925, with Commissioners Nathaniel Banta, Henry Klehm, Eugene Berbecker, Albert Volz, and Julius D. Flentie. The rest, as they say, is history.

A YEAR OF CELEBRATION will begin at this year’s Picnic in the Park event on June 5th. We hope you and your family will join in the fun surrounding this important birthday for the Park District. We encourage you and your family to enjoy a new event or recreation program in 2020! Read on to find a new dance, athletics, art, camp, swimming, tennis, or golf program.

And remember, no matter how long the winter is, spring is sure to follow.

 

Sincerely,

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Maryfran H. Leno
Park Board President
Arlington Heights Park District

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