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(10.19.17) The Devonshire Cultural Center is currently exhibiting photographs of the Great Mosaic Wall of Zacatna, Mexico...

(10.18.17) In September 2017, an independent testing company was hired to conduct a baseline industrial hygiene exposure assessment...

(10.7.17) The Devonshire Playhouse proudly presents "Into the Woods," an adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical featuring...

(10.13.17) See the nearly complete demolition of the first floor lobby and east hallway...

(9.23.17) The Liponi Foundation honored the Skokie Park District for its long-term commitment to special recreation...

(9.15.17) Don't miss your chance to ask questions of healthcare professionals and other experts...

(9.8.17) The entire family will thrill to the sights, sounds and smells at this year's Devonshire County Fair ...

(9.1.17) Youth and tot offerings explode at the new Weber Center ...

(8.18.17) Skokie's downtown summer street festival, Skokie's Backlot Bash, is only days away ...

(8.10.17) The Skokie Heritage Museum and Devonshire Playhouse proudly present "The Miracle Worker," the award-winning classic ...

(7.20.17) A variety of Schack Park playground designs were presented to the public ...

(7.16.17) South Bend, Indiana's Cult West Warriors won their second straight world championship today ...

​(7.9.17) Auditions will be held at the Devonshire Playhouse for the fall production of The Miracle Worker...

(7.5.17) Many Cultures, One Community – Keeping Skokie Safe, the Public Safety Commission’s broad-based public safety awareness campaign, is underway again this summer...

(7.3.17) Celebrate America’s birthday at the Skokie Fourth of July Parade beginning at noon on Tuesday, July 4...

(06.23.17) The park district was sent the results of a second round of drinking water lead tests today...

(6.20.17) The Skokie Park District long ago outgrew its 1956 Park Services Center on Skokie Boulevard...

(6.2.17) The Skokie Park District Board of Commissioners is looking for individuals from all backgrounds ...

(5.24.17) The Village of Skokie's official Memorial Day observance ceremony will be held on Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at Veterans Park ...

​(5.19.16) The Skokie Park District board of commissioners said goodbye to its president, swore in two elected members, and then elected its new officers...

(5.18.17) The Devonshire Playhouse proudly presents "Working: A Musical," from the 1974 Studs Terkel ​book...

(5.18.17) As the Skokie Park District has renovated their 1990s playgrounds, much of the old equipment has been recycled to small Armenian villages...

(5.18.17) The Skokie Park District will celebrate the park's playground renovation with a grand opening, tonight at 6:30 p.m...

(5.13.17) The Devonshire Dance Competition Team took six awards recently at Milwaukee’s three day Rainbow Dance Competition...

(5.3.17) More than 25,000 people are expected to descend upon Skokie’s Oakton Park on May 20-21, to celebrate the 27th Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures, where they will savor exotic tastes...

(4.11.17) Skokie voters spoke last week, returning one of their current park commissioners to office and electing a new board member for the first time since 2005...

(4.6.17) Sunday, April 23 is Earth Day and Emily Oaks Nature Center is celebrating by providing tremendous physical and emotional benefits to all who visit that day...

(3.29.17) On Sunday, former Blackhawk Jamal Mayers made a surprise visit to the Skatium's "Little Blackhawks" class, participating in skills groups, and giving the kids photo ops and signing autographs...

(3.15.17) Original music will again take center stage at Skokie's Backlot Bash when The Alarm, A Flock of Seagulls, Soul Asylum, and ‘Tributosaurus becomes R.E.M.'...

(3.1.17) The renovation of the Weber Leisure Center and its Fitness First health club is set to begin on Wednesday, March 15. In preparation, Fitness First will move to its temporary location in the Weber Gym on Monday, March 13 (and maybe on Tuesday, March 14)...

(2.15.17) Mike Reid and Maureen “Moe” Yanes were recently recognized for their new status as “master board members”... 

(2.15.17) The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Skokie Park District...

(2.2.17) The website "Best of Illinois" has named their best ice skating rinks in Illinois and the Skatium Ice Arena comes in at #4...

(1.16.17) Come in out of the cold and check out the Skokie Park District's renowned Summer Camps for 2017...

(1.14.17) The district's Exploritorium was named one of "7 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained This Winter"...

(1.11.17) The Devonshire Playhouse presents their production of the adapted works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,  "Sherlock Holmes: Almost Got Him."...

(1.10.17) Enjoy an evening of outdoor ice skating under the stars (weather permitting) and a cozy chili dinner overlooking the pond at the Emily Oaks Nature Center...

(1.5.17) Golf Range Magazine has named Skokie Sports Park one of the top golf practice centers and learning facilities in America ...

(1.1.17) The hint comes that something might be different at the Oakton Community Center when you see the unique “Exploritorium” sign on the outside of the building...

(12.27.16) Located on the grounds of the the Skokie Park District's Tot Learning Center (TLC) since 2011, The Talking Farm is an urban farm providing more than a place to grow food...

(12.17.16) Leisure-time physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy...

(12.1.16) A recent Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) report contains impressive information regarding the role of Illinois park districts as a significant employer and contributor to the local economy...

(11.28.16) Skokie Residents! You are invited to provide input on the design of the new Winnebago Park playground...

(11.23.16) The Westfield Old Orchard mall outdoor ice rink opens for the winter on Friday, November 25 ...

(11.11.16) Tot Learning Center's recent Cubs victory parade was featured yesterday in the Skokie Review...

(11.2.16) After the completion of its annual summer financial audit, the Skokie Park District today released its 2015-16 Annual Report, detailing its work during the fiscal year ending on April 30, 2016...

(10.24.16) In August 2016, the Skokie Park District removed Timber Ridge Park's deteriorating wood playground and replaced it with a state-of-the-art structure, featuring new climbing, spinning and swing elements...

(10.19.16) In August 2016, the Skokie Park District proactively hired Environmental Monitoring and Technologies, Inc. (EMT) to test its facility drinking water fountains for lead content...

(10.10.16) Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier, national silver medalists and world championship team members, stopped by the Skatium Ice Arena for a ‘meet and greet’...

(10.1.16) The senior acting troupe's "Radio Daze" opens on Oct. 13, with six shows playing at the Devonshire Playhouse in Skokie, through Oct. 23...

(9.27.16) The Devonshire Playhouse presents their production of the Stephen Sondheim musical "A Little Night Music."

(9.18.16) When Fouzia Khan took over as manager of the district’s Tot Learning Center (TLC) in 2003, she knew that the promotion of diversity was at the core of ...

(9.16.16) But for a little bit of rain on Saturday morning, this year's Backlot Bash crowds were bigger than ever, making the ten-year-old event one of the most successful yet...

(9.8.16) See the Thornton Wilder classic "Our Town," at the Skokie Heritage Museum...

(8.25.16) Skokie's Backlot Bash 2016 is only two weeks away and is expected to be one of the community's biggest and best family festivals ever...

(8.9.16)  Certified lifeguards at the Skokie Park District's Devonshire Aquatic Center responded to an unresponsive 4-year old boy in approximately 3.5 feet of water at approximately 3:45 p.m. yesterday...

(8.8.16) Skokie has a national reputation in many areas — from its award-winning public library,

(8.1.16) Stop by Gross Point Park for Skokie's "National Night Out" public safety campaign...

(7.19.16) South Bend, Indiana's Cult West Warriors finally realized the dream of a world championship...

(7.15.16) The Skokie Park District tentatively plans to retool its 2011 website in 2017 and its users are invited to give their feedback regarding its functionality...

(7.8.16) Summer is always filled with an amazing number of special events in Skokie, but this week and next are particularly loaded with fun and interesting things to do...

(6.24.16) Early childhood teachers provide vital transition for families...

(6.17.16) The Skokie Health Department has produced a Rethink Your Drink video, highlighting the high sugar content in many popular beverages...

(6.8.16) The Skokie Park District board of commissioners announced its new officers last night at the May 2016 regular and annual meeting...

(5.25.16) The overall goal of the campaign is to keep the community safe by engaging and educating residents ...

(5.18.16) The Skokie Park District salutes district commissioner Jerry Clarito, who was recently awarded a 2016 Milestone Award by 'Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago' ...

(5.18.16) Devonshire Playhouse presents their production of the classic hit "Cabaret," the story of 19-year-old Sally Bowles, who performs in Berlin's seedy Kit Kat Klub...

(5.17.16) Tennessee actress living her dream at Devonshire...

(5.13.16) Officials announced today that plans to renovate the 17-acre property at the corner of McCormick Boulevard and Oakton Street are now on hold...

(5.1.16) When park district athletic director Bob DeLeonardis was growing up, the four major professional American sports were practically the only games in town ...

(4.22.16) Skokie Park District staff will take to the corner of Church and Gross Point on Friday, April 29, from 10:35-11 a.m...

(4.15.16) Now in its eleventh year, the Backlot Bash takes a look back at a decade of its music...

(4.11.16) Attendees will savor exotic tastes, listen to the traditional sounds of ethnic music, and experience the many cultures, languages and traditions...

(4.1.16) The Devonshire Playhouse Young Performers present their production of the classic story of the Princess and the Pea, entitled "G2K Once Upon a Mattress"...

(3.25.16) Skokie area residents will take charge of their health when they attend the free ‘Spring Forward Health Fair’ at the Weber Leisure Center on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m...

(3.16.16) The board of commissioners last night moved one step closer to approving a final plan for the development of Skokie Sports Park 'East' ...

(3.7.16) The Skokie Park District's Business Service Division was recently awarded the "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting" ...

(3.1.16) Skokie's Devonshire Playhouse Teen Performers will tackle the L. Frank Baum classic for four shows in March...

(2.23.16) The Chicago Figure Skating Club’s Chicago Jazz won the gold medal at last weekend’s...

(2.10.16) The Village of Skokie will soon be putting together their new Skokie Community Health Plan, in part guided by their current 2016 Health Survey...

(2.8.16) Join others from Skokie in three Racial Justice Forums to talk about the ways race and ethnicity impact life...

(2.1.16) The Skokie Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency...

(1.29.16) Chicago Parent magazine online just named The Exploritorium one of the "12 best play places in Chicago"...

(1.21.16) A team of wounded military veterans and a youth sled hockey team will both play the Niles Township (High School) Nighthawks on Saturday, January 23 at the Skatium Ice Arena...

(1.19.16) A 14-year-old boy ends up in the center of this stunning yarn of piracy on the high seas, featuring the infamous Long John Silver, perhaps literature's most famous hero-villain of all time...

(1.1.15) Evanston's Thin Ice Ensemble Theatre presents "The Servant of Two Masters" this weekend at the Devonshire Playhouse...

(12.29.15) After nearly three years of environmental cleanup work, the 17.4-acre piece of land on the southwest corner of McCormick Boulevard and Oakton Street will soon be ready for development by the Skokie Park District...

(12.17.15) Visitors can now visit eight facility web pages and take a 360° photo tour, allowing them to see what they are going to experience before they ever step inside...

(12.11.15) The Oakton Community Center will soon be transformed into a miniature Times Square ...

(11.23.15) The Skokie Park District board of commissioners approved a new renovation plan for the 20-year-old Weber Leisure Center and Fitness First health club...

(11.5.15) The Exploritorium just launched a dedicated new website for its customers...

(10.25.15) Jill Shellabarger, the director of the parks district's award-winning Still Acting Up senior theater troupe, retired today from the position after more than a decade...

(10.21.15) Join WCIU's legendary scary television host, Svengoolie, at the Skatium Ice Arena’s Halloween public skate and costume contest on Friday, October 30, from 7-9 p.m...

(10.16.15) As the dedication ribbon fell today, screams and shouts rang out as more than 100 Middleton school children rushed onto their new Skokie playground...

(10.6.15) One of the most popular stage shows of all-time, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of a universally-known series of biblical events, but seen through the eyes of Judas...

(10.2.15) October is one of the best times to explore all of the amazing offerings within the boundaries of the Skokie Park District.

(9.15.15) ...today awarded an $18,000 grant to the Skokie Park District for energy efficient upgrades to the water circulation systems at the Devonshire Aquatic Center and Skokie Water Playground...

(8.13.15) The Skokie Park District will be participating in the Village of Skokie's new program 'Many Cultures, One Community: Keeping Skokie Safe' ...

(8.10.15) Now in its ninth year, music will again take center stage at Skokie's Backlot Bash as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Psychedelic Furs, and ‘Tributosaurus becomes The Cars' highlight ...

(8.3.15) District commissioners narrowed the number of design concepts for Skokie Sports Park East (at McCormick & Oakton) from three to two, at the July 21 meeting of the park district board...

(7.21.15) It's not too late to shake up your fitness routine this summer by taking it outside!

(7.14.15) Clutch Players, who lost a heartbreaker in last year’s world wiffleball semifinal, this year simply outhit the four-time champs, cruising to a 5-2 victory in the final ...

(7.1.15) Skokie's Devonshire Family Theatre proudly presents Anne of Green Gables at the Skokie Heritage Museum in downtown Skokie...

(6.26.15) The Skokie Park District board of commissioners announced its new officers at the May 2014 regular and annual meeting...

(6.6.15) Skokie's Devonshire Playhouse proudly presents Monty Python's Spamalot, a musical comedy adapted from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail...

(6.1.15) Golf’s quirky out-of-town cousins will take up residency in Skokie on June 5, making the Weber Park Golf Course a versatile new recreational destination...

(5.25.15) The Skokie Festival of Cultures hosted a record 35,000 attendees over the weekend. See ...

(5.15.15) ... a free international short film festival, tonight at Oakton Park in Skokie, from 8-10 p.m. ...

(5.12.15) Pickleball has landed at the Skokie Park District, with the Weber Leisure Center now hosting both open gym pickleball and instructor-led classes for beginners and experienced players...

(5.11.15) ExceleRate Illinois today awarded the Skokie Park District's Tot Learning Center its Gold Circle of Quality...

(5.8.15) Please take a few minutes to comment on the various concepts that are still being considered...

(4.27.15) ...one of the book’s more offbeat venues sits on page 66, at #27, Skokie’s very own World Wiffle®Ball Championship...

(4.24.15) Uniquely adapted for youth performers, The Sound Of Music is one of the most popular stories of the twentieth century...

(4.24.15) Celebrate Earth Day along the Emily Oaks Nature Center picnic trail

(4.13.15) Neighbors and friends of Skokie Sports Park are invited to drop by to share their valuable input regarding the future of the 17.4-acre property at the southwest corner of Oakton Street & McCormick Boulevard, otherwise known as “Skokie Sports Park East.”

(4.7.15) The Skokie Tennis Association invites adult tennis players 18 and over to join this social mixed-doubles league ...

(3.13.15) Enjoy lunch with our furry friend, followed by our annual egg hunt...

(3.6.15) "Getting to Know: The Sound of Music," abbreviated for young children ...

(3.1.15) The Devonshire Playhouse Teen performers will present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" ...

(2.25.15) Some local recipients of Medicare are now eligible for the free SilverSneakers® program, giving them not only a free membership to the Skokie Park District’s Fitness First health club...

(2.13.15) From Feb. 14 through March 1, Skokie's Devonshire Playhouse will showcase The Laramie Project ...

(1.21.15) The Skokie Village Board recognized two park district aquatic staff and two pool patrons for their lifesaving efforts...

​(1.12.15) The Skokie Park District has announced the rollout of their new five-year comprehensive master plan, after working with the public, staff and board ...

​(1.7.15) The Skatium Ice Arena hosted a sled hockey benefit last week, raising more than $7,200 for the Chicago Hornets...

(1.2.15) The Skokie Festival of Cultures was recently awarded a $5,200 arts grant from the Illinois Arts Council...

(12.22.14) Skokie Hospital celebrated its yearlong partnership with the Skokie Park District recently, gathering with the children of the district's Tot Learning Center...

(12.15.14) The Skatium Ice Arena will officially announce its hockey Legacy Class of 2014...

(12.5.14) Niles North High School's new $15 million state-of-the-art aquatic center is now offering community open & lap swimming ...

(12.1.15) The Oakton Community Center will soon be transformed into a miniature Times Square ...

(11.28.14) While visitors to Skokie's 42 beautiful parks can certainly take a short stroll around almost all of them, eleven parks offer longer circular walking paths...

(11.17.14) Don your winter apparel and bring the whole family to downtown Skokie's Holiday Fest & Cookie Walk on Dec. 5 ...

(11.5.14) Skokie area residents will take charge of their health when they attend the free ‘Fall Into Health Fair’ at the Weber Leisure Center on Saturday, November 15...

(11.1.14) Skokie’s Devonshire Playhouse will tackle the 2001 Broadway hit Urinetown: The Musical from November 8-23...

(10.23.14) Rotary Club of Skokie Valley is holding its annual Holiday Plant Sale & Fundraiser, with the Skokie Park District serving as an ordering outlet...

(10.18.14) HauntedIllinois.com, the clearing house for Illinois haunted houses, recently stopped by the parks district's Scream Scene and gave the event a nice review...

(10.12.14)  Skokie’s senior acting troupe,“Still Acting Up,” are living the high-rise life and their condo board had better watch out...

(10.1.14) After the completion of its annual financial audit, the Skokie Park District today released its 2012-13 Annual Report...

(9.18.14) The Skokie Park District announced today that one of its five board of commissioners positions will be open and will appear on the ballot in the April 7, 2015 local election...

​(9.15.14) When one of Lockwood Park’s oldest oak trees was snapped off in a windstorm during a sudden Skokie microburst ...

(9.12.14) ...district staff went to DuMor Site Furnishings in Mifflintown, Pa., and asked for a new custom park bench —one that would be sturdy, attractive, modern and eco-friendly...

(8.26.14) – Skokie’s Devonshire Playhouse Adult Theater will present six shows of The Fantasticks, September 13-21...

(8.26.14) are now posted...

(08.06.14) ... the "worldwide leader in sports" featured the world's oldest and largest wiffleball tournament on SportsCenter on July 18...

(08.04.14) The following are links to Bike Routes in Skokie and Skokie's Bikeway System Plan...

(07.29.14) Stop by your neighborhood Skokie park and meet the police officers who serve your community...

(7.28.14) Take part in discounted programs that promote a healthier lifestyle...

(7.21.14) ...$100 reward for information leading to the conviction of any person violating the 'safe parks' ordinance...

(7.15.14) It looked like there would be no stopping Bloomington, Indiana’s Funky Plastic Offspring (FPO) from winning their fourth world championship, but...

(6.10.14) Seated in the audience of the 68th Annual Tony Awards, both Jill and Roger waited patiently for Hugh Jackman to announce the winner of the ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ award, their daughter Jessie...

(6.3.14) The Skokie Park District board of commissioners announced its new officers at the May 2014 regular and annual meeting...

(5.27.14) The public is cordially invited to the opening of the Weber Park Golf Course's gorgeous new butterfly garden on Friday, June 6...

(5.27.14) When United States Figure Skating (USFS) named the first “outstanding basic skills director” in the nation, they turned to the leader of one of the top programs in the country...

(5.15.14) The Skokie Park District has begun a five-year comprehensive planning process and needs your help...

(4.25.14) Skokie's Skatium Ice Arena will host one of only five SkateFests in the nation, a free ice skating instructional program featuring eight world-ranked and Olympic skaters, currently touring with Stars on Ice...

(4.18.14) Two Skokie Park District staff recently were cited by the National Swimming Pool Foundation for earning perfect scores on their Certified Pool/Spa Operators course examinations.

​(3.2.14) The National Academy for Early Childhood Accreditation has once again awarded the Skokie Park District's Tot Learning Center (TLC) its prestigious five-year accreditation...

(02.10.14) The Skokie Park District recently received Level A accreditation status for 2013...

(2.4.14) Ross Page, the head greenskeeper for the Skokie Park District, recently earned his profession's top competency designation, Class A...

(01.24.14) The Skokie Park District's marketing team today won first prize for 'Brochure Series' at the Illinois 'Agency Showcase' competition...

(01.22.14) For the third year in a row, the Skokie Park District's lifeguard staff has been awarded the national 5-Star Aquatic Safety Award...

(12.14.13) The Blackhawks mascot, "Tommy Hawk," visited the Westfield Old Orchard Mall...

(11.25.13) In a partnership with Westfield Old Orchard Mall, the Skokie Park District will manage the mall's winter ice rink, overseeing daily public sessions and...

(11.20.13) The Skokie Park District Board of Commissioners passed a resolution of support for the

(8.3.13) The memorable connection to America’s most celebrated sports moment set the stage for Steve Glickman’s role in what would later affectionately be called by those who experienced it, the “Schmiracle on Ice”...

(9.3.13) In the past five years, Graves has traveled thousands of miles on his aging bike. Recently, looking for a new adventure, he decided to revisit his childhood by riding local.

(8.1.13) The most effective way to prevent coyote encounters is to eliminate wildlife feeding...

(7.31.13) New surfaces for the courts at the Skokie Park Tennis Center...

(7.9.13) Two Skokie Park District dance team members took top solo honors recently...

(5.1.13) Skokie’s Tot Learning Center has taken first lady Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move!’ program very seriously...

(2.15.13) The Skokie Park District was recently awarded a ‘2013 Exceptional Workplace Award’ by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA)...

(2.14.13) After 33 years, the oldest and largest wiffleball tournament in the world is moving to Skokie...

(2.1.13) Public Research Group (PRG), in association with GreenPlay, was retained in 2012 by the Skokie Park District to aide the district in the establishment of priorities for future capital improvements, programs and recreational services. The final report is now available...

(12.5.12) Nicor Gas has begun a two -year environmental clean-up project at the site of a former Skokie manufactured gas plant, located on property southwest of McCormick Boulevard and Oakton Street...

(12.3.12) The district's Skatium Ice Arena has been voted the winner of the 2013 Outstanding Facility & Park Award for large park district "renovations to an existing facility," by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA)...

(6.29.12) John Ohrlund takes the helm as the award-winning district’s new executive director...

(4.27.12) The Village recently honored the Skokie Park District as an "excellent partner..."

(1.27.12) Emily Oaks Nature Center Manager Lee Hansen won the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s ‘2012 Excellence in Environmental Leadership Award...

(12.4.08) Steve Glickman, the Skatium Ice Arena’s director of hockey.was recently named to the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame...

You can now post and view park district photos taken by Skokie area residents...