Wood Dale Park District celebrates 50th anniversary
Wood Dale Park District will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a free party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Recreation Complex, 111 E. Foster Ave.
The bash will include a DJ, games for kids, giveaways and cupcakes.
Organizers says the year the district formed -- 1967 -- was an eventful one. The U.S. was at war in Vietnam. The Doors released the debut album "Light My Fire." The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opened at Disneyland in California. The average price of a new house was $14,425 and a gallon of milk was only $1.15.
Since then, the park district has grown to feature 16 park sites that include a water park, nature center, rec complex, golf course and a dog park, all with a vision to "create positive memories and endless opportunities for the community."