As we begin to wind down 2018 the Niles Park District is getting ready for all of the fun programs and events that will take place this upcoming winter. There's something for everyone in our parks and facilities. The Niles Park District staff and the five Park Board Commissioners are a great resource for our Niles community. We are here to serve and inform our Niles residents and out of town users of our wide array of recreation, fitness, and athletic offerings year round. We strive to make sure you are satisfied with our programs, facilities and staff.
Our fall special events were a huge success! The 5k Harvest Hustle had over 100 runners and walkers and raised thousands of dollars for needy Niles residents. The Monster Bash had 150 people attend and they were treated to a buffet dinner, pumpkin decorating, dancing, and goodie bags. The children were able to wear their favorite costumes while they enjoyed this great event. At our Iceland ice arena we hosted our annual Scary Skate where children were treated to ice games, prizes, gift bags, and a costume contest. Our final Halloween special event was the Halloween Parade and Party. More than 200 people of all ages gathered at Oak Park to kick off our parade which ended at Grennan Heights where families were treated to games, a magic show, hayrides, inflatables, and a petting zoo.
Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming special events. Our Little Ladies Winter Dance and Little Gentleman's Winter Dance are back. And, don't forget about our Breakfast with Santa, and holiday gingerbread decorating.
When the winter chill is keeping you inside our indoor programs will be waiting for you. We offer dance lessons, basketball, dodgeball, pickleball, golf lessons, tennis lessons, soccer, ice skating lessons, hockey, fitness classes. There are hundreds of programs and events for people of all ages, so please go through our brochure or visit our website at www.niles-parks.org for everything your Niles Park District offers.
If you ever have any questions, ideas, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Park Board of Commissioners. On behalf of everyone at the Niles Park District, we hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful winter and we look forward to seeing you in our parks and facilities.
President, Board of Commissioners