Articles filed under Round Lake Area Park District

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  • Bernard Meckler: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:20 PM
    Candidate information for Bernard Meckler, running for Round Lake Area Park Board (6-year Term)

  • Grayslake D46 contract talks fizzle again Jan 18, 2013 10:14 AM
    Negotiations on a new employment contract between Grayslake Elementary District 46 board members and the teachers union ended unsuccessfully today, meaning the strike will continue for at least another day. The next session is set for Sunday.

  • Park director contract extended Dec 20, 2012 3:53 PM
    Bob Newport, executive director of the Round Lake Area Park District, will receive a three-year contract extension.

  • Bond refinancing to give Round lake Area Park District breathing room for improvements Sep 19, 2012 8:05 AM
    The Round Lake Area Park District will be refinancing a bond issues of nearly $7 million, which is expected to free up some cash and save some time. "We can clear up debt," said executive director Bob Newport. The bonds were used to build a new clubhouse at the Renwood golf course in 1999 and build a sports complex in 2006. The extra funds could be used to repair the aging pool, for example, without having to go to referendum, which hasn't since the district was formed in 1974.

  • Round Lake Area Park District officer told to stop using dog on duty Aug 10, 2012 3:34 PM
    Round Lake Area Park District officials have decided to temporarily retire Nadja, the German shepherd and personal pet of Ranger police officer Terry Kaminski. At Thursday's park board meeting, commissioners postponed the issue of liability insurance for the dog pending further discussion with their attorney and staff. In the meantime, they directed Kaminski to stop using Nadja while on duty.

  • Round Lake Park District officerís dog focus of upcoming debate Aug 6, 2012 4:12 PM
    The Round Lake Area Park District board will debate Thursday whether one of its Ranger police officers should be allowed to continue using his German shepherd on the job.

  • Parades, fireworks, festivals part of Fourth of July festivities in Lake County Jun 30, 2012 9:21 AM
    Independence Day is on its way, and in Lake County, that means there is a lot to do in the suburbs. Here is a guide to navigating the many festivals, parades and firework showings. Most events are free.

  • 2 suburbs postpone fireworks shows; others a go so far Jun 30, 2012 12:11 AM
    Fireworks shows in Wauconda and Round Lake Beach will be postponed because of fire risks. Most towns in the Northwest suburbs and DuPage County plan to proceed with their shows. St. Charles will decide Monday morning whether to carry on with its show. Displays in Aurora, Bensenville, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Itasca, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace and Wheaton are set to go off as scheduled.

  • Strike 3 baseball clinic coming to Round Lake Mar 28, 2012 12:12 PM
    Strike 3 Baseball Clinic is coming to the Round Lake Sports Center on March 31. The clinic, created by established coaches and former professional baseball players, will teach the fundamentals of baseball to children ages 7 through 10, officials said.

  • Egg-ceptional weekend: Egg hunts, candy and Mr. Bunny at Lake County events Mar 27, 2012 2:26 PM
    Brightly colored eggs, candy and a visit from the Easter bunny will be found in a host of community celebrations scheduled for this weekend throughout Lake County.

  • Frosty Footrace on Feb. 26: Feb 16, 2012 5:27 PM
    The Round Lake Area Park District hosts a Frosty Footrace 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Feb. 26.

  • Strict policy on smoking, tobacco use in Grandwood Park Jan 25, 2012 6:04 PM
    A small park district in unincorporated Lake County near Gurnee has become completely tobacco- and smoke-free. Grandwood Park Park Districtís policy, enacted through a board vote Jan. 11, applies to all property and vehicles.

  • Round Lake Area Park District, Richardson Adventure Farm win award Oct 27, 2011 8:25 AM
    The Illinois Association of Park Districts has recognized the Round Lake Area Park District and Richardson Adventure Farm with the Best Friend of Illinois Parks 2011 Award at this year’s Best of the Best Awards Gala. The award is for demonstrating exemplary support of a local park district by maintaining significant efforts to provide awareness and support of the value of park districts, officials said.

  • Great pumpkin celebration Oct 17, 2011 6:23 PM
    The Round Lake Park Districtís Great Pumpkin Celebration is set for Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road, Round Lake.

  • 550 volunteers build Round Lake playground in one day Sep 23, 2011 7:59 PM
    Have you ever wondered how many people it takes to build a 5,000-square-foot playground in one day? In Round Lake, the answer is 550.

  • Round Lake park logo to be cut in corn maze Jul 7, 2011 11:31 AM
    Round Lake area residents used to seeing the park district logo on program brochures will soon find it in a new location - cut into the corn at Richardson Adventure Farm.

  • Adult Wiffle ball league a hit with players, spectators in Round Lake Apr 19, 2011 5:50 AM
    The Round Lake Park District has started an adult Wiffle ball league that is fun for both players and fans. “A lot of us played Wiffle ball growing up,” said athletic supervisor Logan Rietz, who joined the league with fellow park district employees on team La Flama Blanca. “It is something different we can do here.”

  • Antioch police get K-9 unit Apr 6, 2011 1:47 PM
    Justice, a new K-9 unit for the Antioch Police Department, has been purchased, trained and is ready to go in the departmentís war against drugs, Police Chief Craig Somerville said.

  • Pet vaccinations coming up Mar 31, 2011 5:36 PM
    Two low-cost pet vaccination clinics are scheduled for April. The first is Saturday, April 16, at the Lindenhurst public works building, 2301 Sand Lake Road. The second is Saturday, April 30 at the Round Lake Park Districtís Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road (at Hart Road and Route 134), Round Lake. Both will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations of pet food, litter and supplies will also be accepted to benefit Pooch Pantry, a pet food and supply source for needy families. All animals brought to the clinic must be at least 4 months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site. Call (847) 949-9925 or visit

  • Special Olympics winners Mar 15, 2011 6:08 PM
    Round Lake Area Park District was among the places to provide participants in the recent Special Olympics basketball tournament at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University last weekend.

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