Articles filed under Arlington Heights Park District

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  • Trivia teams to compete at Arlington museum Sep 23, 2013 11:51 AM
    At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, teams will compete for trophies and prizes at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont. Teams of no more than six will answer trivia questions in a wide range of categories, ensuring the useless knowledge stored in everyone’s brain will finally be put to good use.

  • Arlington Hts. parks to allow Nativity, other private displays Sep 18, 2013 8:31 AM
    In the wake of the 2012 controversy over a Nativity scene amid the Arlington Heights Park District's holiday display in North School Park, the park board has settled on a policy that spells out how private groups can host displays in both North School and Memorial parks.

  • Arlington Heights to consider liquor licenses, park renovations Sep 16, 2013 11:45 AM
    The Arlington Heights village board will reappoint more than 25 members of village commissions during its meeting Monday night as well as consider giving two new liquor licenses and approve plans for upcoming park district renovations at Camelot Park.

  • Camelot Park facility closing Wednesday for $6 million renovation Sep 10, 2013 5:14 AM
    Camelot Park Community Center will close Wednesday in advance of a nearly $6 million project that will nearly double the size of the facility. The work, expected to be complete next fall, includes a new gymnasium with an elevated walking track.

  • Antique doll appraisal, repair program at museum Aug 16, 2013 11:19 AM
    Gigi Williams-Giannone and Sherry Baloun from Gigi’s Dolls and Sherry’s Teddy Bears present an informative program based on years of doll collecting and their sales and repair business.

  • Signage overkill at Lake Arlington Aug 13, 2013 6:00 PM
    Letter to the editor: Robert Griffith appreciates the Arlington Heights Park District's efforts to avoid more collisions at Lake Arlington, but says the cure may be worse than the disease.

  • Arlington Heights man dies in motorcycle crash Aug 13, 2013 5:41 AM
    An Arlington Heights man was killed Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a minivan in Woodstock, authorities said. Patrick J. Lulling, 54, was a respected worker for the Arlington Heights Park District, who last year was recognized for his dedication to the agency.

  • Park district’s done job; now it’s up to us Aug 13, 2013 1:07 PM
    Letter to the editor: Martin Robinson marvels at how well the Arlington Hts. Park District has marked the Lake Arlington path to avoid collisions - and marvels more at the people who ignore the warnings.

  • This will only work if we all comply Aug 13, 2013 1:07 PM
    Letter to the editor: Paul Schmitz is hopeful that the new lane markings at Lake Arlington will prevent any more tragic accidents, but he points out that people have to follow the rules, if everybody is to be safe.

  • Lake Arlington increases path patrols, splits path Aug 2, 2013 5:32 AM
    Visitors to Lake Arlington will see increased patrols, new signage and pathway markings indicating interim changes in response to the death of a woman struck by a bicyclist on the path earlier this summer. “The district knows that simply upgrading signage and pathway markings will not be enough to successfully promote a mutual respect among all path users,” officials said in a release

  • Only solution at lake is to build 2nd trail Jul 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Larry J. Powitz of Arlington Hts. was there when they dug out Lake Arlington, and has been there ever since. The only solution to the current safety problem is a second trail, he believes.

  • Problems on path are due to walkers Jul 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Bill Graves of Arlington Hts. says he quit riding his bike at Lake Arlington because of the inconsiderate walkers, who walk 3 and 4 abreast, let their children wander all over the place and ignore calls from bicyclists who are passing on the left.

  • Inexpensive idea for Lake Arlington trail Jul 17, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Ed Ridchter has an idea for making the Lake Arlington trail safer - have "wheeled" traffic travel in one direction on the trail, and have pedestrian traffic go the opposite direction.

  • Fears park district won’t do anything Jul 17, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Philip Pick of Arlington Heights says he thinks the park district can find $800,000 in their budget somewhere to build a second trail at Lake Arlington.

  • How about putting bells on all the bikes? Jul 17, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Bonnie Cote of Arlington Hts. got an idea from a little girl on a pink bike riding at Lake Arlington; why not require all bikes to have bells, which riders would ring when they approach a walker?

  • Editorial: A first step toward Lake Arlington trail safety Jul 16, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights Park District has acted to make the trail around Lake Arlington safer for all users -- without committing a lot of money or banning bicycles. A Daily Herald editorial says this is a reasonable first step.

  • Park district should try sharing facilities Jul 15, 2013 12:00 PM
    Letter to the editor: Greg Larson of Arlington Hts. wishes the park district could find more ways to share facilities with the local schools, so that money could be redirected from new gyms to other priorities.

  • Changes planned at Lake Arlington path following death Jul 15, 2013 9:44 AM
    The Arlington Heights Park District announced this weekend that it will make a few interim changes at Lake Arlington in light of the recent death of a pedestrian who was struck by a bicyclist last month. As part of the interim action plan for Lake Arlington, the park district will restrict bicycle and other wheeled use to the outside lane of the path and require people to only travel one-way — counter clockwise — every day.

  • Editorial: Walker's death a clarion call for safety Jul 11, 2013 10:27 AM
    The death of a pedestrian who was hit by a bicyclist on an Arlington Heights path is a wake-up call for all to use suburban paths safely, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Lake Arlington trail safety will be looked at, officials say Jul 10, 2013 5:27 AM
    Arlington Heights Park District officials say they will again look at how to increase safety at Lake Arlington after a woman who was hit in June by an 11-year-old cyclist died last week. Police and park officials are saying the death of Barbara Pagano, 74, was a tragic accident. “We will continue to look at ways to make the path as safe as possible,” Executive Director Steve Scholten said.

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