Passport Winner Announced
Parks Passport Year II Mission Accomplished
148 Oak Park kids went on a park adventure this summer through the Park District of Oak Park’s Parks Passport Program, now in its second year with 58 more participants versus last year. In a continual effort to get kids ages 5 to 13 to stay active and explore their parks and community in the summer months, the Park District, in partnership with Oak Park School District 97 and the Oak Park Public Library, challenged kids to complete 10 missions located throughout the parks system. These challenges included learning how the Park District uses cisterns to conserve water and identifying ways to conserve water at home, encouraging kids to participate in the reading program through the Oak Park Public Library, and learning about produce that’s in-season by visiting the Cheney Mansion garden. If children completed 1-4 missions they won a summer-themed prize; if they completed 5 or more missions they won a frozen yogurt (with toppings!) from Red Mango. Children who completed all 10 missions got the Red Mango prize and a chance to win the grand prize of a 2019 Pool and Rink Pass!
Congratulations to William Van Horn whose name was drawn from all participants to receive the Passport Program Grand Prize which included a one year rink and pool pass. “Encouraging children to connect with nature, be active and learn about the history of our parks was the focus of the Parks Passport Program. With 148 participants visiting our parks throughout the summer, we have achieved our goal and we look forward to many more children participating in summer 2019,” stated Jan Arnold, Park District Executive Director. The Park District, School District 97 and the Oak Park Public Library extend its congratulations to all passport participants.
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