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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

We are excited and honored to announce the Lindenhurst Park District's 30th Anniversary, celebrating 30 years of growth and success while Creating Community through People, Parks, and Programs.

The Lindenhurst Park District was formed in 1988 and in 1989 the site of our first major park and future Community Center was finally a reality.  Engle Memorial Park is a 19 acre-site where eventually the first phase of our Community Center was built and opened in 1994.  While acquiring many acres along the way, our next major project was Millennium Park, a 13-acre park that opened in 2000.  The second phase of our Community Center followed shortly after that adding to our existing building in 2002.  In 2003, "The Haven" bike/skatepark opened, and the district received an Outstanding Facility and Parks Award.  In 2008 the district began renovating John Janega Memorial Park, receiving several awards for Best Management Project in 2009, ACEC-Illinois 2011 Engineering Excellence Award and the Conservation and Native Landscaping Award in 2013.  In 2014, after acquiring property off of Grass Lake Road, the park district began development of the Grass Lake Road Underpass and Oak Ridge Park an 18-acre site with several new amenities including a spray park, the community's first water play feature.  In 2015 the park opened and in 2016 the district received an APEX award from the Lake County Contractor's Association for the winner in the Hybrid Project Development Category.  Your district now proudly owns and supports over 126 acres of parkland, including 25 different parcels of property, 19 park sites, 14 playgrounds and a thriving 25,000 sq. ft. Community Center.

These are just a few of your park district's accomplishments over our 30-year history.  It was all done under a tax cap while being fiscally responsible, generating millions of dollars in grants and other funding, always reinvesting in our community.  We certainly take pride in the fact that although we are considered a small district, we have big ideas, competing with any district around and challenging ourselves to grow and adapt to the ever-changing needs of this wonderful community we serve.  There is no question that one of the best things adding to the quality of life in Lindenhurst is your Park District. 

Thank you for your support!

Lindenhurst Park District is located in northwestern Lake County, Illinois. The District was formed in March, 1988, making us one of the youngest Park Districts in this area. However, it's still one of the fastest growing Park Districts with a variety of recreational programs, facilities and parks to offer, creating community.

A five member non-paid elected board establishes policy for the district and provides direction on program and facility development.  Our current park board has over 65 years of combined experience.

Lindenhurst Park District currently has over 134.5 acres spread throughout our community with various recreational amenities and a Community Center with a full size gymnasium, 3 lane suspended walking/jogging track, dance studio, senior/adult room, preschool and multi-purpose rooms, conference room, and they are all ADA accessible.

The Lindenhurst Park District is proud that it has an established 25,000 sq. ft. Community Center and has made improvements at each named park and beach site within the decade, under a tax cap, and without referendum.

We're proud of our short history and all that we have to offer for a community of 15,234 residents.

We look forward to seeing you and being a part of our "Creating Community Through People, Parks and Programs."

Our Mission Statement

To enrich the quality of life for the people of our community by providing parks, recreational programs, and facilities through the efforts of staff, the generosity of area residents and businesses, and the cooperation of governmental and private agencies.

Our Vision Statement

To be a leading Park District that delights and exceeds the expectations of the community with respect to recreation and parks.