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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...

Study confirms Lansing’s dog park is following best practices

Design and placement meet national standards by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 15, 2018) - Though having a dog park is new to Lansing, the concept...

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...

Lansing gets a dog park

At last by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 24, 2017) - Dog lovers throughout Lansing have been requesting a dog park for years, and 2018 will...

Park Board welcomes Micaela Smith as new Commissioner

Diversity considered a strength as Smith is unanimously approvedby Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 16, 2017) - "You have to represent the people you're serving,"...

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 strategyby Melanie JongsmaLANSING, 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 regionby Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (September 2017) - At least three mornings a...