Parks & Recreation
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Scott Fuller, Director of Parks
& Recreation, (847) 746-3505
The Winthrop Harbor Parks & Recreation
Department is proud to provide numerous programs for our residents,
both youth and adults. This page provides the basic information
on our programs, and we encourage you to visit the Community
Calendar and Newsletter links (at left) for current details.
Goals of Youth Programs
The purpose of our Youth Programs is to
provide young people with a safe and enjoyable athletic experience
with emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play. All participants
receive instruction in the fundamental skills of the sport, including
positioning, rules and basic strategies. Every player is given
an opportunity to participate at various positions in practices
Youth Baseball / Softball
This program is open to ages 5 through
16, regardless of ability. Fees include uniforms which consist
of a shirt, pants and a baseball cap. The breakdown of the leagues
is by age as defined on the Baseball Info Sheet. (fees are also
on the Info sheet). Teams are formed strictly on the basis of
skill level in order to ensure fair and equal teams. Evaluations
are mandatory for the Pinto league and all upper leagues. Once
teams are formed, the coaches contact their players to arrange
practice times, share game information and field questions from
the players. Tee-Ball teams are selected randomly.
Ladies & CoEd Recreational
This league is for fun and friendly competition
and is for the less experienced and competitive players. You
must be at least 18 yeas of age to play in this league. Teams
are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit
of eight teams. Team fees are $275. Non residents are assessed
a $10/person one-time additional fee.
- Ladies League
- September thru January, Thursdays 7-10pm
- CoEd League
- February thru May, Thursdays 7-10pm
Dances are held at the Schlader Recreational
Center on the 2nd Friday each month, September through May. The
fun includes a live DJ playing all of the kids' favorite music.
Pizza and pop are available for a nominal fee. Check the Community
Calendar or Newsletter for complete details. These are for 5th
thru 8th graders who are Winthrop Harbor residents. Chaperones
are always needed... if you would like to help, please give us
Activity Night for 3rd
and 4th Graders
On the 3rd Friday of September, November,
January, March and May, we'll host a fun Activity Night at the
Schlader Bldg. for 3rd and 4th grade students who live in the
Village of Winthrop Harbor. Activities scheduled for the evening
will include music, various games (board games/card games), open
gym, and refreshments to purchase. Admission is $3 at the door.
Watch the Harbor Shores newsletter, or check the on-line community
calendar for details.
Adult Softball Leagues
A maximum of 12 teams will be allowed in
each league, with league fees being $500 per team. Teams will
play one night a week for 7 weeks, with the maximum number of
teams filled. A double elimination tournament takes place following
the regular season.
- Men's League
- August thru October, Tuesday nights (make-ups on Thursdays)
- CoEd League
- August thru October, Monday nights (make-ups on Wednesdays)
Tae-Kwon-Do is a "learning style"
activity for all ages from 5 to 70. While attending these classes
you will develop a combination of balance, coordination and flexibility
while instilling a sense of self-discipline that can carry over
into all aspects of your life. Glassed include group and individual
training at your level. The techniques taught include blocking,
punching, kicking and striking. Stretching exercises and sparring
add to the total workout. Self-defense and form are taught along
with speed training. Tae-Kwon-Do students are encouraged to train
Translated, Tae-Kwon-Do means "Art
of Hand and Foot" and originally comes from Korea where
it is still practiced as a national sport. Tae-Kwon-Do is one
of the world's newest Martial Arts, formally getting its name
in 1953. Its roots, however, are based on techniques tested for
thousands of years!
Classes are held Mondays & Fridays
6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Community Center at 1520 7th Street in
Registrations are accepted by 3-month sessions
- Session-1: September through November
- Session-2: December through February
- Session-3: March through May
Fees are $75 for the 1st person, for the
session. Non residents pay a one-time additional fee of $10.
Additional immediate family members are only $30 per person,
for the session. Optional uniforms, testing and equipment are
available for an extra charge.
The Winthrop Harbor Skate Park is open
April through October, weather permitting. (the park is closed
whenever the ramps are wet). Hours are 9am - 8pm while school
is in session, and 9am - 10pm when school is out.
This program is geared for the basketball
enthusiast that wants to continue working on the fundamental
skills of the game through practices and games. The program is
open to grades 1 thru 8 regardless of ability. The divisions
(all co-ed) are as follows:
- DIVISION 1
- grades 1-2
- DIVISION 2
- grades 3-4
- DIVISION 3
- grades 5-6
- DIVISION 4
- grades 7-8
An Evaluation Team arranges team assignments
with no special requests or considerations accepted. Teams are
formed strictly on the basis of skill level in order to ensure
fair and equal teams. Fees are $60 for residents, $70 for non-residents.
Practices and games are all held at the
Schlader Recreation Center. Divisions 1 & 2 on Saturday's,
and Divisions 3&4 on Sundays. Information regarding registration
dates and time is sent home through the schools, as well as posted
on this website.
WALKIN' - WALKIN'
From September thru May, on Mondays thru
Fridays from 8-10am, the Schlader Recreation Center is open to
walkers who would like to stay fit while walking in climate controlled
comfort! Meet your friends and neighbors as you walk laps in
the main gymnasium! (closed on Holidays, check the Community
Calendar for details.)
you a stay at home parent with small children, and looking for
another way to get a little exercise? Monday - Friday 10AM -
11AM the gymnasium at the Schlader Rec. Center will be open to
those of you who have toddlers/children at home, and would have
to bring them with to participate in the open walking session.
This program begins in Sept. and continues through the winter.
Please keep in mind, everyone participating will have one or
more children with them, and each adult will be responsible for
their own children. There will be a few items available for kids
to play with in the middle of the gym, but each person may want
to bring a couple items for your child to keep busy with. The
Recreation staff is not responsible for keeping an eye on any
The Recreation Dept. often
presents additional programs and activities. Check the Community
Calendar link at left to see what's happening this month!