January 2014 will mark the 45th anniversary of the merger between the Homewood and the Flossmoor Park District back in 1969, creating the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. At the time of the merger, the newly combined park districts had only 12 parks scattered throughout both communities. The total acreage was 43.5. Since then, the district’s total acreage has increased to 365 acres with 32 parks. The park district serves two communities: Homewood and Flossmoor. The district is nearly conterminous to each village's boundries and extends into a small portion of Glenwood to the east. Its approximate boundries are 175th Street to the north, Halsted Avenue to the east, Vollmer Road to the south and Pulaski Avenue on the west. Our unique parks — often built the first of their kind in the South Suburbs — include Rover’s Run Dog Park, the Extreme Scene Skate Park, the Millennium Park Splash Pad, Leavitt Sculpture Park and Patriots Park. The district also manages several recreation facilities. These include: Coyote Run Golf Course & Driving Range and Wiley's Grill (800 Kedzie); Dolphin Lake Clubhouse (183rd St. & Governors Hwy.); H-F Auditorium (2010 Chestnut); H-F Ice Arena (777 Kedzie), H-F Racquet & Fitness Club (2920 W. 183rd St.); H-F Sports Complex (18211 S. Aberdeen St.); Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center (20000 S. Western); Irwin Community Center (18120 S. Highland Ave.); and Lions Club Pool (1041 Ridge Road). The past 45 years have been a time of growth, development and achievement. Our Board of Commissioners sets high goals each year and the district strives to meet them. Dedicated commissioners and a staff of 52 full-time employees and hundreds of part-time employees will continue to work to provide quality parks and recreation in the future years for the residents of Homewood and Flossmoor.
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM