November 2019
Registration deadline is 3 days in advance
of program date unless noted otherwise
Project Update-Sterne's Fen Restoration to Continue in 2020
We will be beginning the 2nd phase of the Sterne's Fen Restoration project. The removal of these invasive trees is critical to overall ecological health of the fen. More information can be found on the Crystal Lake Park District 'Project Update' page.
Ongoing Restoration Efforts at Sterne's Woods Highlighted in Video Series presented by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
Thank you to the The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County for applying for a grant (and receiving!) from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to help restore Sterne's Fen in a collaborative effort with the Crystal Lake Park District and the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.

Restoration workdays are held monthly from 9 - 11 am at the site off of Hillside Road in Crystal Lake. Check out this video of a recent workday created by videographer Steve Firak. And please join us at our next event on November 24th!
December Special Events
Ages 4 & up
Celebrate Swedish style with our Colonel Palmer House staff! Swedish treats and traditions will be explored. This event sells out-register soon!
Sat, Dec 7, Noon-1:30 pm or 2:30-4 pm
Sun, Dec 8, Noon-1:30 pm
Ages 3-10
Let's all get together and celebrate the holidays with arts & crafts, storytime, fun fair games and more!  Don't forget the jolly ole' St. Nick will stop by to hear what all the little ones want under the tree this year.
Join us for even more fun either before or after your
Mrs Claus Story Time at the Luminaria Walk!”
Sat, Dec 14, 4-5 pm
Ages 3-10
Rotary Building at Veteran Acres
Don't miss out on this traditional holiday event with Mrs. Claus featuring snuggly stories, singing & dancing, crafts and maybe even a visit from Santa. Refreshments will be served.
Sat, Dec 14, 5-7:30 PM
All Ages
Parking: 431 N. Walkup Avenue
Enjoy a beautiful night under the stars as we light a trail through our magnificent Veteran Acres. Stop at any of these locations throughout Veteran Acres for campfires and other activities.
Mid Season Updates & Opportunities
NEW Opportunity for Preschoolers Beginning in January 2020
3 & 4 Yr Old Afternoon Class
Tu/Wed/Th, 12:45-3:15 pm
Monthly Fee: $239 resident, $249 non-resident
Register online or in person at the Admin. Office, 1 E. Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake
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Don't forget to sign up for to get up-to-the-minute details on class or event changes.

$75 Face cord/$40 half face cord
check payable to Crystal Lake Park District or cash
4' x 8' x 16' Face Cord
Proceeds go toward the Crystal Lake Park District Environmental Committee