Parks and Recreation

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.

Gibson City Council discusses North Park playground project, extends contracts


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.

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