Parks and Recreation

Halloween parade in Paxton set for Oct. 31

PAXTON -- The Paxton Park District and WPXN Radio sponsored annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31.  
The parade begins at 4 p.m.

Lake Iroquois left with 'very sparse' fish population; restocking options being explored

LAKE IROQUOIS — Restocking options for Lake Iroquois are being explored after an electrofishing survey revealed that a “very sparse” fish population remains there as a result of a massive fish kill in July, a Lake Iroquois Association official said.

Final payments made to contractors for work at Paxton Civic Center

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District’s board of commissiones agreed during their Aug. 14 meeting to make final payments to contractors for the parking lot and drainage project at the Paxton Civic Center. 

Final payments were sent to Farnsworth Group, the engineering firm overseeing the project, for $3,152 and to Iroquois Paving Corp. for $68,800.

Pells Park pavilion repairs eyed

PAXTON — With water damage to its ceiling and the floor of its stage rotting out in some areas, the 111-year-old pavilion at Pells Park has seen better days.

City officials hope better days lie ahead, too.

Concerns raised over condition of park in Loda

LODA — Former village board member Roy Hilgendorf voiced concerns about the condition of the town’s park during last Wednesday’s board meeting.

Hilgendorf said that in the time he has been off the board, the park has gone downhill. He said he always kept the weeds pulled and kept it looking nice, with a village employee mowing it.

Land in former mayor's estate to be donated to city

PAXTON — Paxton resident Tony Lee told the Paxton City Council during its July 10 meeting that he would like to donate to the city a lot owned by the estate of his late father, former mayor L. John Lee.

The lot is located off of Shal-Lee Court, an area developed for residential use by Mr. Lee and another man “many years ago,” Tony Lee said.

Wading pool at Coady Park re-opened following repairs

PAXTON — Paxton Park District officials decided during the first week of July to temporarily close the wading pool at Coady Park.

According to Recreation Director Neal McKenry, the wading pool was leaking under its liner, and it became “pretty unsteady to walk on.”

Paxton Park District board to stick with existing wading pool

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District board discussed the state of the existing wading pool at Coady Park during Tuesday’s meeting.

Paxton Park District Recreation Director Neal McKenry said the board will likely try to finish the summer season with the existing wading pool.

Paxton pool may close on days when fewer than 20 swimmers are there

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District’s board of commissioners on Tuesday, May 8, approved a policy for unscheduled closings of the district’s swimming pool, which will open for the summer on Saturday, May 26.

Paxton's public swimming pool set to open Saturday, May 26

PAXTON -- Weather permitting, the public swimming pool at Coady Park in Paxton will open Saturday, May 26.
Pool prices and hours of operation were set by the Paxton Park District's board of commissioners at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 10.
Open swim hours will be available from 1-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1-5 p.m.

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