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Spring events in local forest preserves

by Melanie Jongsma SOUTH HOLLAND and LANSING, Ill. (March 21, 2018) - The Forest Preserves of Cook County have released their Spring Guide to events...

Winterhoff Park to join Lan-Oak Park District’s series of ‘destination’ parks

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 19, 2018) - Van Laten Park has a StoryWalk. Lions Park has pickleball. Potts Park is slated for bocce....

Zander Woods undergoes restoration

Rare ecosystem ranks as Number 2 priority information provided by Forest Preserves of Cook County THORNTON, Ill. (January 21, 2018) - Lansing residents who drive to...

Lan-Oak Park District offers ‘a good variety’ at Eisenhower Center

New programs, affordable prices make 2018 a good year to get active by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) - Throughout the year, the Lan-Oak Park...

Sand Ridge Nature Center offers January activities

information provided by Forest Preserves of Cook County SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 2018) - Sand Ridge Nature Center offers a variety of monthly series...

Taltree Arboretum and Purdue University Northwest announce partnership

Purdue will assume operations of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in early 2018 Information provided by Purdue University Northwest VALPARAISO, Ind. (December 20, 2017) - Taltree Arboretum...

Mowing leaves instead of raking

Mulching can save money and improve the environment by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 21, 2017) - Public Works staff confirm that Lansing's 2017 arrangement with...

TF South alum keynotes Calumet Heritage Conference

Ted Cable returns to Lansing, Illinois, for October 28 Hegewisch conference by Melanie Jongsma HEGEWISCH, CHICAGO, Ill. (October 14, 2017) - "The Calumet Region is where...

Potts Park playground equipment installed

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 10, 2017) - Superintendent of Parks and Maintenance Michelle Havran met with Juan Guzman and Darrell Garrison at Potts...

Tennis court resurfacing at Rotary Park complete

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 23, 2017) - The 95-degree September temperatures did not stop Jeff and Jake, from U.S. Tennis Court Construction Co.,...

Potts Park updates nearing completion

"Destination Parks" are part of Lan-Oak Park District strategy by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 23, 2017) - You're unlikely to stumble across Potts Park unless...

Van Laten Park updates include “StoryWalk”

by Maureen Mason-Spatz LANSING, Ill. (August 2017) - Van Laten Park is located at 183rd Street and Holland Road, nestled south and east of the...

Pickleball comes to Lansing, Illinois

New courts at Lions Park attract regular players from throughout the region by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (September 2017) - At least three mornings a...

The pool is open

LANSING, Ill. (September 11, 2017) - After being closed for remodeling for a month, the pool at Eisenhower Fitness Center is now open again. The...