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  • Improvements on tap for Mt. Prospect Park District park in Des Plaines Jan 15, 2015 7:10 PM
    A neighborhood park in the Des Plaines portion of the Mount Prospect Park District stands to get a facelift later this year courtesy of a state grant. The park district has received $376,000 for a series of improvements to Einstein Park.

  • Mt. Prospect parks weighs future of Big Surf Dec 10, 2014 5:37 PM
    One of the big issues expected to be on the table for the Mount Prospect Park District in 2015 is the future of Big Surf Wave Pool. A recent report on the 30-year-old pool concluded that it is in danger of becoming obsolete. Park district leaders will have to decide whether to make repairs to the existing pool or replace it with a new facility.

  • Mt. Prospect parks officials ask residents to stay off renovated golf course Nov 13, 2014 5:40 PM
    As the construction phase of the Mount Prospect Golf Course renovation project nears its end, officials from the Mount Prospect Park District are asking residents not to walk onto the course, as much of it has been planted with new grass. Even light foot traffic can damage the reseeded areas, officials said.

  • Mt. Prospect parks await report on wave pool needs Oct 15, 2014 5:13 PM
    A comprehensive report on operations at the Big Surf Wave Pool should be presented to the Mount Prospect Park District board at the November meeting, officials said. The report will evaluate the pool's current condition and suggest short-term and long-term repairs.

  • Mt. Prospect gauging interest in bike/pedestrian bridge over Northwest Highway Sep 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    The village of Mount Prospect has reached out to several other local governments to see if there’s interest in building a bike/pedestrian bridge over Northwest Highway. As envisioned, the bridge would connect Melas Park, which is south of Northwest Highway, with Meadows Park on the north side.

  • Mt. Prospect parks building new playground near Dara James Road Jul 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District is moving forward with plans to create a new playground just west of Dara James Road in Des Plaines. The playground will replace an existing one located about two blocks away on land owned by ComEd. The Dara James site is owned by the park district.

  • Friendship Conservatory marks 25th anniversary Jun 27, 2014 5:01 PM
    Friendship Park Conservatory from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 28 for a 25th anniversary party. The Conservatory will celebrate the milestone with music, greenhouse tours, hayrides, face painting, a balloon artist, a fire engine, a petting zoo and works by local artists.

  • Editorial: Hard decisions ahead for public courses Jun 26, 2014 4:34 PM
    Taxpayers should demand answers as to how long public golf courses will be allowed to lose money, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Friendship Park Conservatory to celebrate 25 years Jun 23, 2014 10:12 AM
    Friendship Park Conservatory is celebrating its 25th anniversary and you’re invited to the party!

  • Melas Park’s bark park now open Jun 21, 2014 7:36 PM
    Dogs in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect finally have their own park with Saturday mornings grand opening of Canine Commons in a portion of Melas Park. Canine Commons is nearly two acres in the northwest corner of the park and includes three areas — one for large dogs, one for small/medium dogs and a third to be used when one of the other two is undergoing maintenance.

  • Friendship Park Conservatory celebrates silver anniversary Jun 17, 2014 3:41 PM
    Friendship Park Conservatory is celebrating its 25th anniversary and you’re invited to the party!

  • Excitement high over Canine Commons dog park Jun 11, 2014 5:54 PM
    Canine Commons, the dog park being built at Melas Park in Mount Prospect, will have its grand opening on June 21. Interest in the new doggie area is high, as evidenced by the fact that the 500 memberships offered sold out in weeks. The project is a joint effort between the Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect park districts.

  • Renovations won’t eliminate charm of Mt. Prospect golf course, officials say Jun 5, 2014 5:41 PM
    Brett Barcel, director of golf operations for the Mount Prospect Park District, believes the upcoming renovation of the district's golf course will hit the right balance of new and old. "We didn't want to turn it into a 'modern' course," he said. The course will close June 16 for about a year while the work is done. The project is expected to cost a little more than $8 million.

  • Mount Prospect park board OKs extensive golf-course plan May 29, 2014 10:27 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District on Wednesday night approved $7.1 million in renovations for the Mount Prospect Golf Course. Engineering and other additional costs will bring the total price tag to an estimated $8.47 million. The plan will give the aging but highly regarded course a new irrigation system, an expanded driving range and various changes to individual holes.

  • Golf course project has grown irresponsibly May 27, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Thomas Braun of Mount Prospect says the golf course rehab project has grown in scope to the point where it is irresponsible to continue.

  • Mount Prospect Park District leaders weigh golf course costs May 15, 2014 8:43 AM
    Mount Prospect Park District officials will spend the next two weeks considering how much should be spent to renovate the district's golf course. The renovation plan under consideration (and associated fees) would cost more than $8 million, higher than previously estimated. The park board could take a vote on the plan at its May 28 meeting.

  • Golf course overhaul subject of special Mt. Prospect parks meeting May 12, 2014 7:18 PM
    Residents of the Mount Prospect Park District will hear the latest Wednesday on the proposed renovation of the Mount Prospect Golf Course. Park district commissioners will hold a special meeting to review bids, talk about cost and may look at the plan hole by hole.

  • Mt. Prospect dog park memberships for sale May 6, 2014 12:13 PM
    Memberships for the new dog park at Melas Park in Mount Prospect are on sale at Central Community Center, 1000 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect and Friendship Park Conservatory, 395 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines.

  • New driving range is driving costs up Apr 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Robert Kawalek suggests that if the Mt. Prospect Park District wants to bring its golf course renovation back under budget, the answer lies in eliminating the upgraded driving range and teacher facility.

  • Mt. Prospect seeks OK from sanitary district for dog park Apr 24, 2014 6:09 PM
    The Mount Prospect Park District recently learned that it needs approval from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago before building a dog park at Melas Park, which is on land MWRD owns. Park District Executive Director Greg Kuhs said securing approval shouldn't delay the planned June 21 opening of the dog park.

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