Winter 2020

It is that time of year again... snow will soon be upon us, and we will start to hunker down for those blustery, cold days ahead. It is so easy this time of year to stay inside all snuggled up, but we encourage you to get out and try something new, reconnect with a favorite pastime, or meet new friends. So, whatever you do, get out and join us!

2019 has been a wonderful year, and we look forward to ending it on a high note. Our fall sessions offered many exciting ways to stay active and occupied, with our traditional programming like sports, skating, arts and tech classes. And, our fall special events were a huge hit. The Father & Son NERF Battle, Halloween Happening and Mother/Son Dance all drew huge crowds!

The Halloween season was a month-long extravaganza. We had a Guess the Weight pumpkin contest, a Thriller Dance Workshop, Haunted House Art Workshops, and, new this year, our very own Sully hosted weekly, free spooky story readings for families in October. We even had a new friend join us in our Halloween preparations: Willie Bonez, the traveling skeleton. Willie was a huge hit on social media and with kids IRL, and we all enjoyed following his adventures throughout the month of October.

Looking ahead to the upcoming winter season, we bring on the holiday cheer with traditions like Breakfast with Santa, the Nutcracker production, Skate with Santa and Gingerbread House Workshops. And don't forget, our Winter Break Camps are a great option to keep the kids occupied over the long school break.

Coming in January and February, we will host our Summer Camp Fair as well as two Summer Job Fairs. Come over and check out our thrilling summer camp offerings, or apply to join our vibrant group of camp counselors (or apply for a different summer position) and make your summer the best yet!

Finally, the Wilmette Park District is working to keep you in the loop on all our exciting news and activities. Between social media, our monthly e-newsletter and our website, we strive to continually share announcements and exciting opportunities with everyone. The Board of Park Commissioners is dedicated to serving our community, and we always welcome your feedback with any concerns you may have regarding the operations of the Park District. Please feel free to reach me at

Keep active and enjoy the new year!

- Amy L Wolfe
Board of Park Commissioners