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Lan-oak Park District

MITCH BARLOGA: A Golden Spoke moment for bistate region

MITCH BARLOGA: A Golden Spoke moment for bistate region

Leaders and advocates from Northwest Indiana and the neighboring Chicago Southland came together on the state line between Munster and Lansing recently to officially open the Pennsy Greenway.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am

Lan-Oak Park District to host Saving Our Heritage event

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is hosting the Saving Our Heritage Timeline Event on May 18 and May 19.

May 08, 2013 11:36 am

Good parks contribute to good communities

More than 20 years ago as my husband and I were planning our wedding, we started looking at houses in the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana. We decided we wanted to move to Lansing. One thing that factored into that decision was the parks, which made it an inviting place to live. My brothe…

May 05, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing voters narrowly reject Park District referendum

LANSING | The one-quarter of village voters who turned out in Tuesday’s municipal elections narrowly rejected a referendum that would have permitted a property tax increase for the Lan-Oak Park District.

April 10, 2013 12:54 pm

Lan-Oak Park District’s tax rate hike referendum going down to the wire

LANSING | Regardless of the final outcome, Lan-Oak Park District Executive Director John Wilson said he was pleased with the way local voters reacted to a referendum asking for a tax rate increase.

April 09, 2013 10:15 pm

Referendums top village president race in Lansing

LANSING | In most municipal elections, the political battle for mayor or village president is the draw.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

Lan-Oak Park District again goes for 10-cent tax rate hike

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is once again seeking a 10-cent increase in its tax rate that would generate $450,000 for capital improvements.

March 11, 2013 7:45 pm

Lan-Oak Park District running a special deal

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is running a 2-for-1 special in the month of January. Buy an annual fitness membership and add a second person to the membership completely free. Call the Eisenhower Center for additional information at (708) 474-8552 or visit lanoakparkdistrict.org.

January 21, 2013 12:54 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: First Lansing Autumn Fest promises family fun

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: First Lansing Autumn Fest promises family fun

Looking for something to do in October? By October you will be reminiscing about the summer. Your children will be over their first-day-of-school nerves. You’ll be thinking about the upcoming holidays and all of the other stressful items in your life. Trust me, you will need a break! So mark…

September 02, 2012 12:00 am

Lan-Oak Park District seeks nominations for Vince Award

When I first moved to Lansing, one thing I got excited about was the Lan-Oak Park District. I looked forward to having children and enrolling them in programs at the park district.

May 06, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Parks offer special programs to meet special needs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Parks offer special programs to meet special needs

Welcome to spring 2012. I am confident we all can agree the weather over the last several weeks has been unusual but a pleasant surprise. We all now can start to think about all of the activities we want to participate in since the nice weather is finally here.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Boyhood home to disappear, but memories remain

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Boyhood home to disappear, but memories remain

Our home was located in Germantown -- a neighborhood, back in the day, that took care of everybody. My parents were parents of all of my friends and vice versa. It is totally different today. Today many people in the neighborhood do not even know their neighbors. What a shame.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am
Neighborhood group plants trees at Lansing park

Neighborhood group plants trees at Lansing park

LANSING | The Schultz Park Neighborhood Group received a grant from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to plant seven trees in Schultz Park.

December 21, 2011 12:00 am
Neighborhood group plants trees at Lansing park

Neighborhood group plants trees at Lansing park

Members of the Schultz Park Neighborhood Group are pictured as new trees are planted at the park. From left are Doris Archer, Mike Morris, Carol Surufka and Pam Smith.

December 21, 2011 12:00 am
Butterfly release scheduled at Lansing health, wellness fair

Butterfly release scheduled at Lansing health, wellness fair

Josh Crosby, of Lansing, releases a butterfly at the 2010 butterfly release by Camp Quality, an organization for children with cancer.

September 08, 2011 12:00 am
Butterfly release set at Lansing health, wellness fair

Butterfly release set at Lansing health, wellness fair

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is sponsoring a free health and wellness fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the clock tower at Ridge and Grant Street in downtown Lansing.

September 08, 2011 12:00 am
Soccer season under way in southeast suburbs

Soccer season under way in southeast suburbs

Maya Walter, 8, of Calumet City, prepares to defend her goal against South Holland's players in the opening season game of the Southeast Suburban Soccer League.

July 16, 2011 12:00 am
Soccer season under way in southeast suburbs

Soccer season under way in southeast suburbs

CALUMET CITY | The Southeast Suburban Soccer League has started.

July 16, 2011 12:00 am
Families visit Lan-Oak Park for Independence Day celebration, Taste of Lansing

Families visit Lan-Oak Park for Independence Day celebration, Taste of Lansing

Lansing community events co-coordinator Orale Thea, from left, explains the rules of a game involving an egg and spoon to Owen Scherer, 4, and Jodah Nelson, 5, during the Grand Ole Fourth Celebration at Lansing's Lan-Oak Park.

July 04, 2011 11:42 pm
Families visit Lan-Oak Park for Independence Day celebration, Taste of Lansing

Families visit Lan-Oak Park for Independence Day celebration, Taste of Lansing

Walter Cross, of Lynwood, chows down on corn on the cob Monday at the Lan-Oak Park District's Grand Ole Fourth Celebration at Lan-Oak Park in Lansing.

July 04, 2011 11:42 pm
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