'GO! Skokie,' + drive-in movie democracy + 
(August 14, 2020) The Skokie Park District is now in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The following are reminders and updates for this week. 
'GO! Skokie' for better health 

In pursuit of improving the overall health of the community, the Skokie Park District is asking those who live and work in Skokie to commit to walk or move for at least 30 minutes per day during the month of September.

Those who register will receive a free weekly 'GO! Skokie' motivational e-newsletter, with tips and a list of FREE park district activities, which will include:
  • Free public session at the Skatium Ice Arena
  • BOGO Adventure (mini) Golf
  • Walking meet-ups
  • Story Stroll in the Park
  • Free fitness classes, and many more!
  • Register by September 1 and be entered into a raffle for a free Fitness First health club membership and other prizes.
All ages welcome!

Contact Superintendent of Recreation Breanne Labus here if you are interested in setting up a "GO! Skokie" meet-up for your organization!

Vote for September's Drive-In Movie!

Since the Skokie Park District's Drive-In Movies have been extremely popular, we are set to show another one with a "Throw Back Thursday" theme, with you helping us choose the movie! 
Drive-In Movie: VOTE BELOW!
When: Thursday, September 17
Where: Skokie Sports Park East
Time: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. / Movie at 7:30 p.m.

Your options are:

Tickets sales and the new movie will be announced in a future email.

Klehm Park Dedication, August 26

Join us on the 100th Anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, as the Skokie Park District dedicates the unnamed park at the corner of Lorel Avenue & Oakton Street to Skokie's first female physician, Dr. Amelia Louise Klehm.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Southeast Corner of Oakton Street & Lorel Avenue, Skokie

This short program will end with a ribbon cutting. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Laramie Park renovation update

Laramie Park is currently undergoing its long-anticipated renovation. Recent work includes the new playground and the park's new fitness stations. The project is expected to be finished in late August or early September.

Skokie Water Playground extends its season

The Skokie Water Playground will extend its operation through Labor Day. The new dates, hours and fees are as follows:

Regular Summer Hours
(through Sunday, August 16)

Open Swim
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
/ 2-5 p.m. / 6-8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
/ 2-5 p.m.
Lap Swim
Monday - Friday: 7-8 a.m. / 8-9 a.m. 
/ 9-10 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8-9 a.m. / 9-10 a.m.

End-of-Summer Hours

Open Swim (August 17 - September 6)
Monday - Friday: 4-7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / 2-5 p.m.
Lap Swim (August 17 - September 6)
Monday - Friday: 7-8 a.m. / 8-9 a.m. / 9-10 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8-9 a.m. / 9-10 a.m.
Tot Swim (August 17-21 & August 24-28)
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - noon (Bucket Pool only - capacity 50)
Saturday & Sunday: 8-9 a.m. / 9-10 a.m.

Labor Day Hours

Open Swim (September 7)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. / 2-5 p.m.
Lap Swim (September 7)
8-9 a.m. / 9-10 a.m.


Skokie Residents: $7
Evanston Residents: $10
Non-Residents: $15
End-of-Season Lap & Tot Swim: Res-$4 / NR-$7

The Fall Program Guide is online now!
The Fall Program Guide is here and includes clickable links directly to each program on the district's registration site.
Registration Dates
Residents: August 15
Non-Residents: August 22
Temporarily moving the guide online-only will not only allow for last-minute changes to fall programming during the pandemic, it will also save the district thousands of dollars.
We understand that many Skokie residents will miss their printed seasonal program guide. We promise that when this crisis ends, we will get back to business as usual, putting these guides back in your homes, and in your hands.
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