Skokie's Backlot Bash, movie results +
(August 28, 2020) The Skokie Park District is now in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The following are reminders and updates for this week. 
The people have spoken. It's "Ferris Bueller!"
We asked you to vote for the September 17 drive-in movie and you answered loudly. It will be "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" at Skokie's only temporary drive-in theater. (Warning! This movie is rated PG-13 and is not recommended for children under 13.)

Thursday, September 17
7:45 p.m. (gate at 6:30 p.m.)
Skokie Sports Park East

Strict COVID-19 guidelines will be observed. 

Price: $15 per vehicle
Buy tickets here beginning September 10 at 8:30 a.m.

A Skokie Park District and City of Evanston event.

This weekend at Skokie's Backlot Bash

Skokie's Backlot Bash 2020 would have been celebrated downtown this weekend; however, due to the pandemic, fans will have to settle for some great news regarding 'Backlot 2021,' as well as a suggestion for getting your music fix this weekend. 

Live Music Tomorrow
The Bash regularly partners with Lincoln Square's Old Town School of Folk Music to book many of its daytime acts. Tomorrow night, live from the Old Town stage, the Square Roots Festival lineup will be livestreamed, and we invite you to see it here!

2021 Headliners Announced
The feedback was sensational for the headliners booked for 2020, so we decided to simply invite them back in 2021. And the good news is, they all accepted!

Friday, August 27, 2021 
Saturday, August 28, 2021

Coranavirus willing, we expect to return to our regular lineup of fun in 2021, including a large carnival midway, the Backlot Dash 5K Run, a children's stage, kid's activities, classic films, a classic car show, bingo, exhibits at the Skokie Heritage Museum, a Sunday Rotary pancake breakfast, a farmer's market, and much more.

Video: We're Back in 2021!"
Skokie's Backlot Bash 2020

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. All ages welcome!
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.

Click here to set up a "GO! Skokie" meet-up for your organization!

The Skokie 5K lives!

Participate in our very own virtual 5K! 
Run it all at once or over multiple days. Use the actual course or create your own. 

Complete the run and receive a 5K t-shirt. Fastest times receive a medal. 

Story Stroll: Central Park, Sept 1-6
Free! Bring the family to Central Park and read the fabulous children's book, "The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest" by Lynne Cherry. 

The book pages will be laminated and attached to kiosks along our park path. As you stroll along the trail, you will be directed to the next page in the story. Enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time!

Coming Soon!
Gross Point Park - September 8-13
Lyon Park - September 15-20
Laramie Park - September 22-27

Klehm Park dedicated on Women's Equality Day

Dr. Amelia Louise Klehm Park was dedicated Wednesday, with her cousin Eileen Harms Faut in attendance, cutting the ribbon and showing other attendees a family scrapbook containing photos of Dr. Klehm.

Dr. Klehm was Skokie's first female doctor, serving for three decades in the early 1900s. She delivered Ms. Faut's father at Swedish Covenant Hospital in 1920. 

The dedication was held on the 100th Anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Klehm Park is located at the southeast corner of Oakton Street and Lorel Avenue in Skokie.

Skokie Park District commissioners and staff. Eileen Harms Faut fourth from right.

Ms. Faut shares her family scrapbook with park district commissioners and staff.

Join the Teen Cycle Club!

Explore new areas in and around Skokie as a member of our new Teen Cycle Club! 

Rides and cool destinations will be based on the interests of the group, with each age group traveling about 10 miles round trip. This club is ideal for experienced riders who are looking to get some exercise and hang out with new friends.

Ages 11-12:
September 15 to October 8
Ages 13-14:
September 14 to October 7

Skokie Water Playground: 10 more days!

The Skokie Water Playground is open through Labor Day. The dates, hours and fees are as follows:


Open Swim (Through September 6)
Monday - Friday: 4-7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / 2-5 p.m.
Lap Swim (Through 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 24-28 & August 31-September 4)
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - noon (Bucket Pool only - capacity 50)
Saturday & Sunday: 8-9 a.m. / 9-10 a.m.

Labor Day Hours (September 7)

Open Swim
10 a.m.-1 p.m. / 2-5 p.m.
Lap Swim
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

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