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Project Parks and Play: Come to Our Next Open House on December 10!

Wilmette Park District seeks community feedback during open house

Wilmette, IL – The Wilmette Park District will host its second open house for Project Parks and Play on December 10. This is the final in-person opportunity for Phase 1 engagement of The Project. Consultants leading the planning process, along with Park District leadership, will be on hand to hear directly from community members their ideas and vision for the future of Park District programs, facilities and nature spaces.

When : Saturday, December 10
Time : 10 a.m. – Noon
Where : Wilmette Park District Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road 


Residents unable to attend the open house can still share their ideas and feedback through December 15 in the following ways:

“Saturdays at the Community Recreation Center are busy with families and community members attending programs or visiting the Center Fitness Club,” said Steve Wilson, Executive Director of the Wilmette Park District. “We know everyone is busy, so we located this open house at the CRC specifically so our residents can share their thoughts and experiences without needing to take extra time out of their day. We will even have a supervised kids’ room available, where children can engage in an activity while their parents attend the Open House. I look forward to a large turnout and robust conversation.” 

The planning process is being led by BerryDunn, a consulting firm that works with clients nationally and globally. In addition to parks and recreation consulting, BerryDunn works with clients from town, local and state governments to healthcare, not-for-profit, higher education, commercial, financial services, high tech and more.

To learn more about the planning process and public meeting dates, please visit:

Other Ways to Engage

We’re working hard to meet every lifestyle, schedule and communication preference so that everyone can participate to help shape the future of the Wilmette Park District. Can’t make it to an Open House? Not to worry – we have plenty of equally effective ways to get involved!

Project Parks and Play Website

INPUT DATE EXTENDED! Now through Monday, January 9, 2023, share your thoughts in a variety of ways on our Project website  Click here. On the site you’ll find:

  • Spaces and Places – use the map to drop a pin with your input!
  • Share your Ideas – post comments on the Ideas Wall map.
  • “the Wilmette Park District is….” What three words describe us best?
  • Not a Park District patron? We want to hear from you, too! Complete our survey, designed just for you.

Idea Walls

Displayed at our facilities, interact with our fun idea walls and let us know what you think! 

Focus Groups

If you’re interested in sharing input during an in-person focus group, please fill out an Interest Form Click here

  • The deadline to submit interest for focus groups scheduled after December 1 (two possible dates; see form) is December 6.
  • Participants will be selected at random, with consideration to demographic equity.

Contact Us to share feedback, ask questions and be a part of the conversation.

Click here to go to our Project Parks and Play website.

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