Learn & Play, Thanksgiving & Golf
November 20, 2020

As the Skokie Park District operates in Phase 4, Tier 3 of the
Restore Illinois Plan, the following are reminders and news updates for this week.
Great News! Learn & Play to continue
After announcing the suspension of the district's Learn & Play program yesterday, today staff received new guidance from the state regarding Tier 3 mitigations, which will allow the program to continue.
 
Learn & Play families are asked to continue to observe the program's safety guidelines, as well as to wear masks, wash their hands, social distance and stay home if the child is not feeling well.


District suspends facility use, most programs
Rise in COVID-19 cases results in new state requirements
As a result of the dramatic increase in coronavirus cases throughout Illinois, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced this week new Tier 3 COVID-19 mitigation requirements that will take effect statewide beginning this Friday, November 20.
 
According to the new rules, on Friday, the Skokie Park District will close down most of its facilities and programs until further notice. Click here for the entire story, including a list of open and closed facilities, and programs.

Thanksgiving Holiday Events
Turkey Scavenger Hunt!

Our Thanksgiving turkeys have escaped and we need your help to find them! Use a clue sheet to find this animated turkey throughout the Skokie Park District. Snap a selfie with you and the turkey at each location, then submit your photos and answers via email to be entered into a raffle to win a $25 Amazon gift card! Photos of the winner will be posted on our Facebook page. The clue sheet will be available for download on Friday, November 20. The hunt will begin on Saturday, November 21 and end on Monday, November 30. 

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New Members! Join Fitness First and get 40%
Thanksgiving morning only

Non-members!
Visit the Weber Leisure Center/Fitness First on Thanksgiving morning between 7-11 a.m. and receive 40% off an Annual Membership to Fitness First. (Workout not included that day.) Masks and social distancing required.

We can't wait to welcome you to Skokie's best health club bargain! 
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Wobble off Your Gobble
for current Fitness First health club members

Come in and sweat off your Thanksgiving dinner before you stuff yourself like a turkey. All Fitness First members who come in to wobble off their gobble on November 26 will be entered in a raffle for an Amazon gift card! Fitness First is open on Thanksgiving from 7-11 a.m.

Six days left to play the Weber Park Golf Course
The Weber Park Golf Course, Skokie's 9-hole, par 3 gem, will be open for play through November 25, the day before Thanksgiving, weather permitting.

Finish a round in one hour!

Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3600 to make a reservation.
Skokie Sports Park open through winter
Skokie Sports Park will stay open indefinitely this fall and winter, weather permitting.

To use the golf range, buy a range debit card and swing away from any one of the park's 40 stations, featuring an automatic tee-up system! Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To play mini-golf (Traveler's Quest) call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3100 to make a same day reservation, weather permitting.
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: During inclement weather

Sports Park batting cages are closed for the season.
'Cool' turf for Caleb Field
With the completion of the recent Laramie Park renovation, its ball field, Caleb Field, is now the first synthetic turf ball field in the United States to feature T°Cool®, an evaporative cooling technology that reduces synthetic turf surface temperatures by 30 to 50 degrees.

During warm weather months, synthetic turf temperatures consistently exceed 150 degrees. According to Penn State University and Brigham Young University studies, playing on fields with a temperature higher than 122 degrees is not considered safe. T°Cool offers an innovative solution that makes fields cooler, safer and more playable, without compromising performance benefits.

As an added benefit, T°Cool’s evaporative cooling solution for synthetic turf fields also reduces the coefficient of friction, thus diminishing the severity of turf burns and reducing the growth of harmful bacteria in open wounds.

For more information about T°Cool, visit www.tcoolpt.com.