Laramie Park dedication & Story Stroll +
(September 18, 2020) The Skokie Park District is now in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The following are reminders and updates for this week. 
 
Park Dedication, September 27
New Laramie Park offers something for everyone

For two years, Laramie Park neighbors, Skokie residents, park district staff and the parks district's board of commissioners have been planning the upgrade of one of Skokie's largest and most versatile parks. Now, Skokie residents will get to see what all of the fuss was about, as the park district has created a beautiful, modern park with recreational amenities for all ages.

A public dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the park is set for Sunday, September 27 at 11 a.m. 

 

The park on Skokie's southwest side now features:
  • A synthetic turf infield, new back stops and dugouts for Caleb Field, the park's west baseball/softball field
  • An expansive, state-of-the-art, inclusive and accessible playground for children ages 2-12
  • Near the park's picnic shelter, a family fun area featuring concrete outdoor ping pong tables and bag toss games
  • A gazebo/shelter with picnic tables, litter receptacles, benches, and drinking fountains
  • Fitness stations
  • Two new lighted pickleball courts 
  • A new path that makes a loop around the park
  • Additional parking on the north side of the park
  • A rain garden
The project cost of $1.5 million was partially funded by a $400,000 state OSLAD grant (Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development).


Story Stroll: Laramie Park
September 22-27

Free! Beginning Tuesday, September 22, bring the family to Laramie Park and read the wonderful children's book, "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon. The book pages will be laminated and attached to kiosks along the 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!

Story Stroll in the Park schedule
Lyon Park - September 15-20
Laramie Park - September 22-27


 


It's Not Too Late!

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!
 
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