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  • Pumpkins launched over skies of Mundelein Nov 2, 2014 4:29 PM
    The Mundelein Park and Recreation District is going green as part of an effort to be more environmentally friendly, but on Sunday for their 7th annual Pumpkin Drop the main attraction at Keith Mione Community Park was red. A crowd of kids and their parents watched in glee as the “Big Red” catapult, designed and built by Mundelein High School students, launched Halloween pumpkins across the park.

     
  • Veteran Daily Herald reporter honored as “Best of the Best” by Illinois parks association Oct 24, 2014 10:15 PM
    Daily Herald staff writer Mick Zawislak was honored by the Illinois Association of Park Districts Friday as the “Best of the Best” for his work covering the Mundelein Park District. Zawislak, a reporter with the newspaper since 2000, received the 2014 “Illinois Parks’ Outstanding Journalist Award.”

     
  • Mundelein parks receive nearly $2.4 million grant for expansion Oct 20, 2014 5:43 PM
    The Mundelein Park & Recreation District received a state grant of $2.37 million grant to be used to expand its Chalet multi-purpose facility. Improvements will include a gym, classroom and green roof system.

     
  • Free water ski show at Diamond Lake Jun 23, 2014 1:45 PM
    Championship water skiers with on-water pyramids is just one of the many thrilling events at Mundelein Park & Recreation District’s annual community picnic from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at Diamond Lake Beach, 1016 Diamond Lake Road, Mundelein. Residents of all communities are welcome.

     
  • Free concert in Mundelein: May 26, 2014 4:49 PM
    The Mundelein High School jazz ensemble will present a free concert at Kracklauer Park at 5 p.m. June 1.

     
  • Behind the scenes at Barefoot Bay: May 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Mundelein Park & Recreation District is holding a free open house at its Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center, 1461 N. Midlothian Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 23.

     
  • Preschool open house in Mundelein: Feb 28, 2014 5:54 PM
    The Mundelein Park District hosts an open house at its Learning Center Preschool, 1016 Diamond Lake Road, between Route 45 and 60/83, Mundelein, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2.

     
  • Mundelein Park District marks achievements in 2013 and looks ahead to new year Jan 17, 2014 10:01 PM
    It was one “heck of a year” at Mundelein Park & Recreation District in 2013, which was a big success thanks to the community. From parks and facility improvements, to outstanding awards and programs, MPRD continues to offer more, while keeping cost savings and sustainability in mind.

     
  • Mundelein parks veterans celebrate combined 50 years of service Jan 17, 2014 12:13 PM
    Two employees with the Mundelein Park & Recreation District are celebrating a combined 50 years of service. Rita Kipp, superintendent of recreation, is celebrating 30 years of service and fellow employee Debi Bernardi, who joined the district in 1993 as a registrar in support of the computer system.

     
  • Mundelein park district gets 17 acres Dec 10, 2013 5:33 PM
    The Mundelein Park and Recreation District has acquired a new 17-acre site, officials announced Tuesday.

     
  • Songs, Santa and skyrockets herald holidays in Mundelein Dec 6, 2013 9:21 PM
    The village of Mundelein and the Mundelein Park District held their 13th annual holiday tree-lighting event Friday night at Kracklauer Park. Jazz Spectrum and the Fremont Middle School Singers performed at this longtime seasonal gathering. Along with lighting of the tree, there were visits with Santa, refreshments and a fireworks display.

     
  • Hundreds turn out for Mundelein’s Pumpkin Drop Nov 3, 2013 6:58 PM
    Hundreds of spectators turned out Sunday for Mundelein's unique take on pumpkin disposal, the 6th annual Pumpkin Drop. Halloween pumpkins were launched into a field by a 600-pound catapault known as "Big Red."

     
  • Boo Bash in Mundelein Oct 23, 2013 3:49 PM
    The Mundelein Park and Recreation District will host a free “Boo Bash” on Saturday. It will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mundelein Community Center, 1401 N. Midlothian Road.

     
  • One World Festival in Mundelein: Sep 20, 2013 4:57 PM
    A new community event, the One World Festival, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Mundelein Metra station, 205 North Archer Ave.

     
  • Mundelein plans cultural festival Sep 13, 2013 11:57 PM
    A variety of Mundelein agencies and groups will host the One World cultural festival on Sept. 21. The festival will run from noon to 5 p.m. at the Metra station, 205 N. Archer Ave. Admission is free.

     
  • Free Mundelein picnic, waterski show: Jun 27, 2013 5:00 PM
    Mundelein Park District hosts a free community picnic and water ski show at Diamond Lake Beach on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

     
  • Mundelein launching One World Festival in September May 31, 2013 11:11 AM
    Mundelein officials are planning a new festival to celebrate the town's cultural diversity. Dubbed the One World Festival, it's set for Sept. 21.

     
  • Barefoot Bay open house: May 21, 2013 5:46 PM
    The Mundelein Park & Recreation District hosts a free open house at Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center on Friday, May 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.

     
  • ‘Red Monster’ coming to Mundelein youth baseball, softball complex Apr 16, 2013 12:28 PM
    When Mike Jones headed Mundelein's youth baseball program a few years ago he decided the program needed the "Red Monster." Jones' dream before he died six months ago at the age of 50 was to model a 15-foot-tall wall after the Green Monster in Cooperstown, N.Y.'s, Little League All-Star Village. Mundelein Baseball and Softball Association officials say they want to honor Jones by making his dream come true.

     
  • Find Easter eggs in Mundelein Mar 28, 2013 4:57 PM
    A free Easter egg hunt is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at the Mundelein Community Park soccer fields on Midlothian Road.

     
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