Category: Parks & Recreation

Dockless Bikesharing Coming To Forest Preserve In Maywood

Friday, June 29, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Dockless bikes are coming to Miller Meadows-South in Maywood this summer. | Courtesy Forest Preserves of Cook County 

The Forest Preserves of Cook County announced on June 26 that it will implement a dockless bikesharing pilot program at 50 locations throughout the Forest Preserves’ 70,000 acres.

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Maywood Board Denies Park Dist.’s Request To Waive $20K In Permit Fees

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The 809 W. Madison Building, owned by the Maywood Park District. | File 

The Maywood Board of Trustees recently voted down a request by the Maywood Park District to reimburse $19,454 in building permit and plan review fees associated with the renovation of the park district’s 809 W. Madison building.

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Fred Hampton Pool In Maywood To Open June 11

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Community members inside the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center in Maywood. | Photo: West Cook YMCA 

Residents in Maywood will soon have some respite from the summer heat. The Fred Hampton Aquatic Center, 300 Oak St. in Maywood, will open on Monday, June 11. The season will run through Sept. 3.

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Maywood Park Dist. Asks Village To Refund Nearly $20K In Permit Fees

Saturday, May 26, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Maywood Park District’s 809 W. Madison building. | File 

During a May 15 regular board meeting, Maywood Park District officials requested that the Maywood Board of Trustees reimburse $19,453 in building permit fees associated with the renovation of the park district’s 809 W. Madison building.

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Blighted Maywood Park To Get Makeover

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Community members gather in Winfield Scott Park during the summer in 2014. | File 

A Maywood park, long something of an eye-sore for residents and that is considered to be in the worst shape among the roughly dozen public parks currently maintained by either the village or park district, will soon get a makeover.

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Maywood Kayaking, Canoeing Launch And Training Program Now Open

Sunday, April 15, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Community members kayak on the Des Plaines River on April 14. | Courtesy Forest Preserves of Cook County 

On a cold, rainy Saturday morning, roughly two dozen community members converged on Maywood Grove, just off of the corner of 1st Ave. and Lake St. in Maywood, to break the ribbon on a new, informal canoe and kayak launch site installed in the area.

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Maywood Park District Breaks Ground On 809 Building Renovations

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Park District officials and other community leaders break ground on renovations to 809 Madison St. on Tuesday. | VFP 

Community leaders gathered in front of the former children’s receiving home at 809 Madison St. on April 10 to break ground on a $1.8 million renovation project that would allow the building to reopen this year as a community center.

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