Fred Hampton Pool Officially Opens and  Proviso East Lifeguards Start Work
Community Development / Community Notebook / Parks & Recreation

Fred Hampton Pool Officially Opens and Proviso East Lifeguards Start Work

Newly installed lifeguards at Fred Hampton Aquatic Center prepare for a photograph with Maywood and Proviso East officials on June 12. | Michael Romain/VFP Monday, June 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews During a short ceremony held outside of the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center, 300 Oak St. in Maywood on June 12, a … Continue reading

Work on Maywood Park District’s $500K  Exterior Redesign to Begin This Month
Government / Parks & Recreation

Work on Maywood Park District’s $500K Exterior Redesign to Begin This Month

An aerial view of the Maywood Park District’s headquarters at the corner of 9th Ave. and Madison St. | Google Earth Friday, June 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The Maywood Park District’s headquarters at the corner of 9th Avenue and Madison Street will get an extreme exterior makeover this summer. Construction is … Continue reading

Memorial Park District Seeking Commissioner Applications Until June 30
Government / Notifications / Parks & Recreation

Memorial Park District Seeking Commissioner Applications Until June 30

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Memorial Park District, which represents all of Bellwood and Stone Park, and parts of Berkley, Hillside, Northlake and Melrose Park, is seeking candidates interested in filling a vacancy on its 5-person board. Interested individuals can email letters of interests and/or resumes to mherrell@mempark.org or … Continue reading

At Proviso East, YMCA-trained Lifeguards Revive Old Pool
Community Development / Education / Parks & Recreation

At Proviso East, YMCA-trained Lifeguards Revive Old Pool

Proviso East students participate in a drill during the last day of a 5-week Red Cross lifeguard and training certification program provided through a partnership between the Oak Park-based West Cook YMCA and Proviso Township High Schools District 209. | Submitted photos [West Cook YMCA and Proviso Township Districts 209] Tuesday,  May 9, 2017 || … Continue reading

Volunteers Wear Maywood Pride on Their Sleeves During Annual Cleanup
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Volunteers Wear Maywood Pride on Their Sleeves During Annual Cleanup

A crowd gathered Saturday afternoon in Maywood for the 3rd Annual Village-Pride, Village-Wide cleanup. | Below, participant Michael Robinson wearing a custom Maywood t-shirt he designed and is currently selling as another demonstration of village pride. | Michael Romain/VFP Saturday, April 21, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4/24/17 A crowd of hundreds of … Continue reading

Maywood Park District Searching for New Executive Director
Government / Parks & Recreation

Maywood Park District Searching for New Executive Director

Thursday, April 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The Maywood Park District has started the process of looking for a new executive director. A vacancy announcement for the position was released by the Illinois Association of Park Districts, which is facilitating the search. The district’s current executive director, Maywood Trustee Antonette “Toni” Dorris, … Continue reading

Maywood Park District Competing for $20K Grant for Park Improvements
Noted / Parks & Recreation

Maywood Park District Competing for $20K Grant for Park Improvements

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Maywood Park District is trying to receive enough nominations to acquire a $20,000 grant to improve local parks, according to a press release issued by the district last month. For the duration of April, which is Earth Month, residents will be able to nominate … Continue reading