Thornton Township continues ‘Days in the Park’ tradition at Lansing’s Fox Pointe

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (July 30, 2022) – “Thank you Village of Lansing for having us!” posted Thornton Township on their Facebook page during the July 29 Day in the Park at Fox Pointe. “As always, we look forward to bonding with our communities and community leaders while bringing our neighborhoods together for good food, family, friends & fun at Day’s in the Park!!”

The event was the 11th in a series of 13 visits to 13 parks in 13 Thornton Township villages. Days in the Park began in Hazel Crest on June 3 and will end in Burnham on August 8. Community members enjoyed free games, activities, food, and music.

Days in the Park
In previous years, Lan-Oak Park has hosted Thornton Township’s Days in the Park, but Fox Pointe took a turn this year. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Families waited under the pavilion while hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats were being grilled. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Village Trustees Mike Fish and Brian Hardy await the arrival of Thornton Township Supervisor Tiffany Henyard. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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Thornton Township representatives grilled burgers, dogs, and brats. The picnic food, games, and music were free for community members. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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The event ran from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and food was served around 5:30 p.m.

Days in the Park was the brainchild of late Thornton Township Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli, who wanted to give communities an opportunity to enjoy summer traditions together. Current Supervisor Tiffany Henyard continued the tradition this year.

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street, Lansing, Illinois.

The final two Days in the park are scheduled for Friday, August 5 (in Phoenix) and Monday, August 8 (in Burnham). according to a 2022 Day in the Park flyer.