• Message from the Director 6/6/2017 6:25:22 PM
  • Now that school is out, many parents are looking for things to do with their children over the summer. We offer many programs designed to get kids outside and active. The Storybook Trail and Bokmobile programs help keep reading skills sharp while connecting kids with nature. Older kids and adults can pair up and test their outdoor skills and knowledge at the annual Stillwater Adventure Challenge on June 24th. You don’t have to be an expert outdoorsman to participate. You just need a sense of adventure and willingness to have fun! Visit the Program Calendar to check out the summer programs. 

    2017 marks the Park District’s 50th Anniversary and we will be celebrating all year long. I wanted to take a moment to thank you very much for all the great support for the past 50 years. Celebrate with us by checking out the special history highlights on our Facebook page – we invite you to share your memories too!

    I hope to see you in your parks!

  • Poison Ivy 6/23/2017 3:11:53 PM
  • Toxicodendronr adicans, commonly known as poison ivy, is a poisonous North American plant that is well known for causing an itching, irritation and sometimes a painful rash for those who touch it. A clear liquid found within the plant called urushiol causes itching. Poison ivy is normally found in wooded areas, especially along edge where the tree line breaks allowing sunshine to filter through. Look at the picture on the left to see what poison ivy actually lookslike. Remember, “leaves of three, let them be!"
  • Go Native! 6/23/2017 3:04:39 PM
  • By planting a variety of native plants in your landscape, you can help create a healthier ecosystem. A healthy and diverse ecosystem is important for clean air and water, soil stability, pest control and flood and drought mitigation. Whether adding a few native plants to your landscape or substituting them for exotic species, there are many benefits to going native including reduced water use, decreased need for pest control and lower maintenance. The interest in native gardening is increasing, so check with your local nursery to determine what’s available and which plants are best suited for yourlandscaping needs.