Spark Recreation Center Open Gym Hours

SPARK Recreation Center announces Open Gym Schedule and Activities for February. SPARK Recreation Center will be open for Regular Hours starting on February 10, 2014. See the details on the February calendar and the open gym schedule.

8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament

Summit Park District will be hosting an 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, 2014 at SPARK Recreation Center. Teams are encouraged to register early as only 8 spots are available. Teams guaranteed 4 games with Pool Play on Saturday and single elimination tournament on Sunday.
Download the registration form.

Christmas Schooner Senior Trip

Christmas Schooner Senior Trip
Our Seniors posed for a group photo before starting out to see The Christmas Schooner Musical at the Mercury Theater. From left to right Sally Taloff, Robert Trzeciak, Sandra Munch, Barbar Fuerst, Jean Mrkaces, Josephine Kollmon, Rita Tabor, Front left Linda O'leksy, Ann Zurek, Linda Pryka and Laurel Coco.

Holiday Ornament and Tree Decorating

The Summit Park District and The Warehouse Project would like to thank everyone who joined us for our holiday event including making ornaments and the decorating and lighting of the Park District Christmas Tree located in front of the Snack Shack.
We had a wonderful visit form Santa. Santa Claus listened to what the children would like for Christmas and had a picture taken with them. To see many more pictures of this great event see its special photo page.

Happy Holidays to all of you from all of us at the Summit Park District!

Paranormal and Historical Trip

Paranormal and Historical Trip
Before starting out on the Paranormal and Historical Tour, our guests posed for a photo. From left: Lori Losh, Patsy Losh, Pam Dudek, Rose Wolynia, John Amador, Ken Schurey, Ann Schurey, Robert Trzeciak-Tour Guide, Rita Tabor and Linda Pryka. Mr... Trzeciak narrated the entire tour, we heard tales of mystery and how legends began. One of the many stops was a visit to Bachelors Grove Cemetery off the Midlothian Turnpike. Our guests gave the trip great reviews, saying that it was an interesting and exciting experience.

Oscar Swan Mansion Trip

Oscar Swan Mansion Trip
By popular demand, the Summit Park District hosted a third trip to The Oscar Swan Mansion in Geneva, IL. Guests enjoyed dinner in the mansion's grand dining room . After dinner Bob Trzicial, Tour Guide, lead the the guests in an exploration as well as some paranormal investigation throughout the mansion and surrounding grounds.

Springfield Trip

First row left: Adeline Harden,Naomi Ortiz, Rita Tabor,Robert Trzeciak-Tour Guide, Linda Pryka, Back Row Left: Ann Zurek, Josephine Kollman, Lee Dziedzic, Mary Kay Rosado and Lucille Skowronski.

Our guests joined us for a History and Mystery Tour of the State Capital in Springfield, IL. Our journey begin from Summit Amtrak Station on the Lincoln Train Service to Springfield. The first part of the tour begin at the Amtrack Station in Springfield. and on to Illinois Visitor Center at Union Station. The second part of our Tour stared from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, The Lincoln Tomb at the Oak Ridge Cemetery and the tour conclued at the Lincoln's Home.Photo taken in the Amtrak wating area Springfield.

Bristol Renaissance Faire Trip

Renaissance Faire
The Summit Park District had its Annual Family Trip to The Bristol Renaissance Faire. Our Group greatly enjoyed going back in time to the year 1574, and walked right into an exciting village festival day. Everyone was very enthusiastic to see the spectacular cast of characters in colorful costume, boisterous actors and skillful acrobatic performances.

Park District Holds Arbor Day Event

Arbor Day 2013
Students from Graves Elementary School are photograph after planting a tree in Legion Park for Arbor Day. Along with the students and their teachers are: (Back row L to R) Rob Mead-Ingredion Inc., Laura Niernbach-Ingredion Inc.,Summit Park District Ross Bruni-Executive Director., (Front row L) Summit Park District Board of Commissioner Pat Tichacek. (Front row R) Summit Park District Board of Commissioner President Judy Pollick and Graves Assistant Principal Rodolso Olavarri.

The Summit Park District and School District 104 and Ingredion Inc. partnered together to hold an Arbor Day tree planting even. Ingredion Inc. donates a tree for planting in a park and conducts a short presentation about the role trees play in the environment to District 104 students. Each year a different school and park is selected. This year students from Graves Elementary participated in a tree planting in Legion Park. As an extra dimension to the tree planting students were given a questionnaire asking among other questions what they think future will be like. All of the questionnaires were placed inside A time capsule that was planted with the tree. Students also received, compliments of the Summit Park District and Ingredion Inc. butterfly garden starter kits.

Summit Boxing Alum Sees Big Success

Top Gun
Pictured are Louie "Top Gun" Taylor with President Judy Pollick

Louie "Top Gun" Taylor strikes a pose with one of his biggest inspirations, Summit Park District's Board of Commissioners President, Judy Pollick. She and the board have happily supported Louis's endeavors to become a professional boxer as he has earned a 20-0 record. Taylor has received significant accolades from one of the sport's best-known trainers following 10 years of coaching and mentoring by his father, Lou Taylor Sr. President Pollick was a major motivating influence to Louie as he trained at the park District along other aspiring Summit boxers.

Thank You to Ingredion!

Plaque to Ingredion
Board President Judith G. Pollick, along with Program Manager Mary Borowski, present the appreciation plaque to Alan Jirik of Ingredion

Judith G. Pollick, President of the Summit Park District Board of Park Commissioners, presented an appreciation plaque to Alan Jirik Vice President of Governmental and Environmental Affairs of Ingredion. Also involved in the project but not in the photo were Mark Bosse - Environmental Affairs of Ingredion, Ingredion's volunteers and The Green Team. The Summit Park District expressed an appreciation to Ingredion Incorporated for the outstanding contribution in creation of The Butterfly Garden, the Rain Barrel Garden which has a variety of native plants, and also for the restoration of the park including benches a water fountain as well as the improvements made to the children's playground. Thank you from all those who use the Summit Park District.

Summit Park District
5700 S. Archer Road
Summit, IL 60501
Fax 708-496-7275

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