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Entries in Des Plaines Park District (2)


Snow Golf is Harder Than It Looks


The Des Plaines Park District did an excellent job organizing this year's annual Chili Open.  The Golf Center proved far more challenging than the snowy track at Lake Park.  There's always next year, I guess....


Parks Transition: Gayle Mountcastle

Gayle MountcastleA valueable asset to the broader Des Plaines Community and friend of the 3rd Ward will be joining the Park Ridge Park District as their Director.  For nearly ten years, Gayle Mountcastle, the Superintendant of Recreation, has had her hand in producing most every public event hosted in Des Plaines.  I wish her luck and know she is leaving the DP Parks in good hands.