Spring/Summer 2019

What a crazy cold winter we have had! If you are like me, summer cannot come soon enough. Hopefully, you were able to stay warm and entertained with some of our fun winter offerings. Blistery, cold days are always more palatable when you can enjoy an inspiring art class, a moving theater performance, an invigorating workout at the Fitness Center, or a doubles match indoors at Wilmette Tennis Club. Those who love the refreshing outdoors were able to stay active at the golf facility's cross-country ski course, on the snow-melting paddle courts, or while briskly walking Gillson Beach. Now, let's look ahead to all of the fun for spring and summer!
Screen Break Week is coming up fast with all sorts of special free programs to encourage kids to shut off the screens and get active all week long. See what fits in your schedule and sign up today. Later in March, we will host Spring Break Camps with a great variety of activities including recreation, sports and gymnastics options. It is a great way to stay busy while school is out.
Summer Camp registration is currently underway as well. Sessions are filling fast, so make sure you register soon. Every summer, children from all over the area enjoy days filled with fun while creating lifelong memories. Summer Camp season begins June 17 with 50+ camps hosted across 13 different locations in Wilmette. Our staff will be busy running camps from Arts, Sports and STEM to Hockey, Tennis and Golf. We offer a wide range of camps designed to excite different interests and work with your schedule. And, if you have an older teen or college student home for the summer, we are still hiring for summer jobs at the beach, pool, and camps. Check out the employment page on our website to see what positions are available.
There is nothing better for beating the winter blues than getting your Pool and Beach passes now. If you purchase before May 24 you can take advantage of Early Bird and Preseason rates! Save money and add sunny thoughts to your days. Then, take a look through our guide and find our Sounds of Summer outdoor entertainment lineup. Mark your calendars to save the dates for your favorite free performances.
Finally, be on the lookout for an announcement regarding the unveiling of our brand-new beach house and parking lot at Gillson Beach. Then join us when the swimming beach opens for the season on May 25. This will be a very special summer down at the lakefront, and we are really looking forward to the improved amenities and beautiful new facilities.
The entire Wilmette Park District is excited to share another spring and summer with you all. We are proud of all our programs and facilities and hope you can join us for the fun. Look through the rest of Explore! and come make some memories with us. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at awolfe@wilpark.org.

- Amy L Wolfe
Board of Park Commissioners