Parks and Recreation

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.

Gibson City Council discusses North Park playground project, extends contracts

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members discussed funding proposals Monday night for the second phase of the Gibson City Rotary Club’s playground-improvement project at the city’s North Park.


Volunteers sought for Paxton Community Sale

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District is seeking volunteers for its annual Community Sale on Saturday, April 7.

During the park board’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 13, the board firmed up details about who they need to work and volunteer at certain times.


Plans finalized for annual Paxton Community Sale

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District’s board of commissioners finalized plans for the district’s annual Paxton Community Sale during its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Coady Park, 601 S. Fall St.


Paxton park board fails to adopt 'smoke-free parks' ordinance

PAXTON — A proposed “smoke-free parks” ordinance was presented to the Paxton Park District’s board of commissioners at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, but the board took no action.


Several ways to support Gibson City playground project

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Rotary Club is on its final stretch of fundraising for additional work that the club plans to do at the city’s North Park playground.


Gibson City club seeks donations for playground improvements

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Rotary Club hopes to wrap up fundraising efforts in the next month for $125,000 in improvements to be made to the playground at the city’s North Park.


Proposed reduction in Paxton park board members will appear on ballot

PAXTON — Local voters will be asked on next spring’s election ballot to decide whether the Paxton Park District’s board of commissioners should be reduced from seven to five members.


Major upgrades needed for Gibson City pool

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City’s public swimming pool is in need of major upgrades in the coming years.

That was the analysis from pool manager Randy Ferguson at a combined meeting of the Gibson City Council’s Parks & Buildings Committee and the Gibson City Pool Board on Thursday night.


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