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  • From noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, children and their parents can roller skate at the Central Community Center, 1000 W. Central Road, in Mount Prospect, to help support the Mount Prospect Historical Society

    Skate for History on Presidents DayFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, local schoolchildren and their parents will have the opportunity to help preserve the 1896 Central School and support the Mount Prospect Historical Society. The best part is, they can do this while enjoying a roller skating party from noon to 5 p.m. at the Central Community Center (CCC), 1000 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect.

     
  • Help name new Arlington Hts., Mount Prospect dog park Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you have a witty way with words, the Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect park districts are hoping you can come up with a name for their new playground for pups scheduled to open in June. The park districts are asking residents can submit suggested names Jan. 20 and Feb. 3 for their new shared dog park planned for Melas Park, 1500 W. Central Road.

     
  • Big dogs and small dogs are separated in plans for a dog park in Melas Park in Mount Prospect.

    Arlington Hts., Mt. Prospect residents get in on dog park conversation Jan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Residents of both Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights said the preliminary plan for a shared dog park is a good start, but many still have questions about how the rules will be implemented. Plans for a dog park at Melas Park, 1400 W. Central Road, were shared with more than 50 community members. “I'm just thankful this is moving forward; it has been a long time coming,” Arlington Heights resident Phil Webb said.

     
  •  Dog owners in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect could have a dog park in Melas Park by next summer.

    Arlington Hts., Mt. Prospect seek dog park inputJan 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect residents can learn about a dog park planned for Melas Park and give their opinions at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Central Community Center, 1000 W. Central Road in Mount Prospect. “This is something people have been asking for; for a lot of people dogs are part of the family,” said Maryfran H. Leno, president of the Arlington Heights park board.

     
  •  The Mount Prospect Park District is back to the drawing board with a key part of its $6 million plan to renovate the Mount Prospect Golf Club. Village officials Tuesday night failed to approve the district’s request for a zoning variance that would allow it to install a 75-foot-tall net as part of a new driving range.

    Mount Prospect Golf Club 75-foot driving range net rejected Dec 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District failed to win village board support Tuesday for a proposed 75-foot-tall net for its future driving range at the Mount Prospect Golf Club, forcing officials there to decide whether to pursue scheduled renovations without it. Although three of six village trustees, along with Village President Arlene Juracek, voted in favor of the netting, the measure failed to win the supermajority needed to overcome a negative recommendation from the planning and zoning commission.

     
  • Mount Prospect Park District officials are urging village leaders to allow them to build a 75-foot tall net as part of plans for a new driving range at its golf course. But course neighbors say the netting will be unsightly and lower property values.

    Mount Prospect golf course neighbors oppose range, 75-foot-high net plan Dec 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mount Prospect Park Dsitrict officials are urging village leaders to allow them to build a 75-foot-tall net as part of plans for a new driving range at its golf course. But course neighbors say the netting will be unsightly and lower property values. “Frankly, I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that there will be golf balls that will go over this net,” the golf designer told village trustees.

     
  • Mt. Prospect Park District should rethink golf course rehab Nov 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Thomas Braun thinks a major renovation at the Mount Prospect Golf Course will be bad for the golfers and bad for the neighbors. "Change on the course should be transitional and planned out over a number of years," he writes.

     
  • Mt. Prospect walkers have a place again Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editgor: Linda Waycie is delighted that walkers in Mt. Prospect now have a safe place to walk indoors - the Central Community Center.

     
  • Mount Prospect Park District officials are preparing final designs for an ambitious golf-course renovation plan. The entire project is estimated to cost $6 million.

    Mount Prospect parks prepare plans for golf-course upgrades Oct 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Architects working for the Mount Prospect Park District are finalizing design plans for an ambitious proposal to renovate the Mount Prospect Golf Course. The $6 million plan includes replacement of the course's irrigation and drainage systems, construction of a new maintenance structure, a new full driving range and the redesign of select holes on the course.

     
  • Mount Prospect holding fishing derby Saturday Sep 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District is holding a recreational fishing derby for youngsters age 4 to 14 from 6 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Robert T. Jackson Clearwater Park. The fee is $7 per child for residents and $12 for nonresidents. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

     
  •  Children, ages 4-14, can enjoy a day of fishing with the Mount Prospect Park District on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Clearwater Park.

    Fishing Derby Sept. 14 in Mount Prospect Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District brings recreational fishing to youngsters, ages 4 to 14, from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Robert T. Jackson Clearwater Park.

     
  •  Pete Nocchi, a lifeguard with the Mount Prospect Park District, directs runners Saturday in the park district’s Super 5K Run at Lions Memorial Park in Mount Prospect. Participants were encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costumes.

    Superheroes race through Mt. Prospect for fun run Jun 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Capes kind of get in the way of stretching out before a run. But that didn’t stop several superhero costume-clad joggers from limbering up before Saturday morning’s “Super Strive for 5” run at Mount Prospect’s Lions Park.

     
  • John Eilering

    New faces joining Mt. Prospect parks leadership Apr 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District is undergoing great change at the leadership level. Executive Director Greg Kuhs took over for longtime chief executive Walter Cook at the end of March. Next month, three new commissioners will be sworn into office, and the district will say goodbye to three present commissioners.

     
  •  Gregory Kuhs

    Kuhs named Mt. Prospect parks executive director Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    At the Feb 27 meeting of the Mount Prospect Park District board of commissioners, Gregory Kuhs was named executive director of the Mount Prospect Park District. The announcement was made by President John Eilering.

     
  • William "Bill" Starr

    New faces to join Mt. Prospect park boardApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Three newcomers won seats Tuesday on the Mount Prospect Park District's board of commissioners. Stephen Kurka, Bill Starr and Raymond Massie were the winners, while lone incumbent Julie Caporusso lost her seat in a close vote, according to unofficial totals.

     
  • Work will begin soon on the Elk Grove Park District's planned $7 million renovation/expansion of the Pavilion Aquatic Center.

    Elk Grove swimmers will be going elsewhere this summer Apr 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove Park District will begin a nearly $7 million renovation/expansion of the Pavilion Aquatic Center after Sunday, that will result in a six-lane, 25-yard outdoor lap pool, a warm water exercise pool, an eight-lane, 25-yard indoor lap pool with diving area, new locker rooms, updated showers in the fitness center, and a new entrance to the aquatic area.

     
  • Math doesn’t add up on golf course work Apr 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Jerry Boldt can't believe that every candidate for the Mt. Prospect Park District thinks renovating the golf course is a good idea. "Has the fertilizer from the course gone to their heads?" he asks

     
  • Julia Caporusso

    Candidates debate how to renovate aging gem of a golf courseMar 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidates for the Mount Prosepct Park District board seem to agree the Mt. Prospect Golf Course is a jewel in need of upgrading and preserving, but most are more than a little staggered by the pottential costs.

     
  • Gregory Kuhs

    Mt. Prospect Park District hires new director Feb 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District has hired a new executive director. Gregory Kuhs, currently the executive director of the Wood Dale Park District, will take over on March 30. He will replace outgoing CEO Walter Cook, who is retiring.

     
  • River Trails schools honored for eco-friendly activitiesFeb 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two schools in Mount Prospect-based River Trails School District 26 have been named as state finalists for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award, which recognizes schools that make significant efforts in the areas of conservation and environmental awareness.

     
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