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Park District Employees honored at Employee Recognition Event

Six Mundelein Park & Recreation District employees were awarded the honor of Employee of the Year at an annual Employee Recognition event held last weekend. The Administration Department recognized Dawn Dahl for diligently working to gather Distinguished Accreditation documentation and organizing all the Board Packets, Budget Books, and anything else needed. These tasks required extreme… Read more…

Renovation of Longmeadow Park

Project Overview This spring we will begin significant improvements to Longmeadow Park, located at 1800 Somerset Lane. Renovations include: Replacing the playground Replacing the asphalt path, and walkway to the shelter Adding a half basketball court Adding a gaga pit Adding a fishing station (See location below) Create a woodland trail Remove buckthorn along path… Read more…

OSLAD Grant Provides Remaining Funding for All-Inclusive Playground

Mundelein Park & Recreation District received confirmation of a matching grant award of $600,000 for Kracklauer Park from the Illinois Department of Natural Resource’s Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) program. The grant application included the construction of the All-Inclusive Playground plus additional accessible amenities, including boccia courts, a fishing station, and a pollinator… Read more…

Blood Drive on January 11

Because of You, Life Doesn’t Stop– Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. This could be a little girl in the ICU or a mother with Stage 3 leukemia. If you’re worried about needles, don’t be—most blood donors compare the experience to a mild, split-second pinch! The entire process is very safe and… Read more…


The Mundelein Heritage Museum and Diamond Lake Beach were among the parks and facilities named in “30 Wonders of the 30th District” by Illinois State Senator Adriane Johnson. The announcement came at a recent reception held by the Senator representing the 30th District which includes Mundelein. The 30 Wonders of the 30th District guide was… Read more…

Mundelein Park & Recreation District Receives Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Award

Mundelein Park & Recreation District began the re-application process for the Illinois Distinguished Accreditation program in March 2022 and then completed a detailed, lengthy process of evaluation. A Joint Distinguished Park and Recreation Accreditation Committee (JDPRAC) comprised of members from IAPD and IPRA coordinated the process. “This program gave us the opportunity to look at… Read more…

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