Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Free Kite Fest is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake.
Looking for a fun family outing this holiday weekend? The Crystal Lake Park District and Chicago Kite are hosting a Kite Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Lippold Park soccer field on Route 176, just west of Route 14 in Crystal Lake This free event is a perfect way for families to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. Kite fest includes performances by Team Chicago Kite, learn-to-fly lessons, family kite fly time and single-line kite flying. The first 250 children will receive a free kite and a learn-to-fly lesson. Keep your eyes to the skies as kites of all sizes will be flying, some as large as 90 feet! Chicago Kite representatives will be on hand for all your kiting needs. For more information contact Connie Cooke at (815) 459-0680, ext…
The old bath house was leveled last summer, and a new facility built in its place.
New bath house. New parking lot. New sidewalks...and the garden hose previously used for rinsing sand off patrons' feet, flip flops and toys is gone! West Beach in Crystal Lake is officially ready for Summer 2013. The former 31-year-old bath house at what's known as Crystal Lake's smaller beach, located at 2330 Lake Avenue in Lakewood, was razed last August. What followed was a $1.7 million construction project by the Crystal Lake Park District to bring the beach and facility up to code - making it handicap accessible, according to park district spokesperson Jeeny Leech. West Beach-goers this season will find: Both beaches open for the summer season this Saturday, May 25. West Beach is open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and is open weekends …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Crystal Lake Park District will use state grant to renovate and improve Woodscreek Park, located at the corner of Golf Course and Ackman roads.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday announced a $15.3 million investment in local park projects throughout Illinois, and one Crystal Lake park stands to receive a piece of that allottment. Crystal Lake Park District will receive a $400,000 state grant and plans to use the money toward renovating and expanding Woodscreek Park, 1420 Willow Tree Dr., according to Jenny Leech, public information coordinator for the park district. Woodscreek Park is a popular, well-used park located on the southwest corner of Golf Course and Ackman roads on the city's southside. The Crystal Lake park grant proposal and presentation was prepared by CL Park District Planner Ann Viger, the release said. Improvement plans call for: Residents living near Woodscreek …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Sale runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Rotary Building.
The Crystal Lake Park District is holding its annual Used Bike Sale this Saturday at the Rotary Building, 431 N. Walkup Ave., Crystal Lake. The sale is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but buyers should consider arriving near the start time as bicycles tend to sell quickly. Fee for selling bikes is 25% of sale price, and all bikes must be priced a minimum of $5, according to the park district. The yearly sale provides a good opportunity for residents to sell their used bikes, or buy a bargain bikes for the whole family. Selling a bike is easy: just drop off a bike the night before, or the morning of the sale. To ensure the sale has satisfactory bikes, the park district reserves the right to refuse any items that do not meet …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Miss Crystal Lake and Little Miss Crystal Lake 2013 were crowned last month during the annual pageant held at Hannah Beardsley Middle School.
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Monday, April 29
Crystal Lake resident Maggie Tremblay recently the won the title of Miss Crystal Lake 2013. The Miss Crystal Lake 2013 pageant was held March 22, at Hannah Beardsley Middle School in Crystal Lake. The Little Miss pageant was held during the same night. In the Miss Crystal Lake race, Vanessa Avitia won Miss Congeniality, and Rachel Siemon was named first runner-up and Miss Photogenic, according to Jenny Leech, public information coordinator for the Crystal Lake Park District. Anya (last name not given) won Little Miss Crystal Lake 2013, and Ainsley won Little Miss Photogenic. The focus of the annual pageant is not beauty, but on finding a well-rounded individual interested in representing her community. In addition to winning the Miss …
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