Category: Parks & Recreation

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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Canoe And Kayaking Launch To Open In Maywood April 14

Sunday, April 8, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: People boating on the Des Plaines River. | Courtesy Forest Preserves of Cook County 

Forest Preserves of Cook County officials will be on hand on Saturday, April 14 in Maywood to celebrate the grand opening of the county’s newest canoe and kayak launch along the Des Plaines River at Maywood Grove, 1 Ohio St. in Maywood.

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held For Renovated Eisenhower Center Complex

Sunday, April 8, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Community leaders during the April 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Eisenhower park. | Courtesy state Rep. Welch/Facebook 

On Saturday, April 7, local elected officials and other community members gathered at the Eisenhower Community Center, 700 Speechley Blvd. in Hillside, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the park’s newly renovated grounds.

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Maywood Park District To Break Ground On 809 Building Renovations April 10

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 || By Michael Romain ||@maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Park District Commission President Dawn Williams-Rone shoots hoops on the new basketball court located in the shadow the 809 W. Madison building. | File 

The Maywood Park District Board of Commissioners will host an official groundbreaking ahead of construction work on its facility at 809 Madison W. Madison St.

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A Facebook Film Crew Was At The Maywood Park District. Here’s Why …

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Tony Duncan, the owner of Body Science Personal Fitness Training in Wilmette, stood in the middle of a small group of young people on the basketball court at the Maywood Park District’s main headquarters, 921 S. 9th Ave., on March 26. 

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