PARK BOARD PRESIDENT HONORED WITH THE DEDICATION OF DIANE MAIN PARK
“It is our privilege to rename Twin Lakes Park in honor of Diane Main,” said Park District Director Bob Fleck after the dedication ceremony on July 4. “Diane epitomizes the essence of community service and this park dedication is a fitting recognition.”
Main was also presented with a proclamation and a Key to the Village from Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter at the park’s dedication on July 4. The proclamation highlighted a number of Main’s achievements over the years:
* Main has resided in Westmont for 45 years and raised her 3 children in Westmont while serving the community over 4 decades.
* Main has served as an elected official on the Westmont Park Board for almost 40 years and has been the President for the past 3 years.
* Main has been instrumental in the Park District’s growth from 32 acres of parks in 1978 to 137 acres today.
* Main has played a key role in the development of Ty Warner Park, Twin Lake Golf Course, Twin Lakes Woods, Westmont Skatepark, Ty Warner Splash Park, Westmont Senior Center in addition to 15 parks throughout Westmont.
* Main was elected and served in the role of President of the Illinois Association of Park Districts to support the success of the Westmont Park District.
It has also been noted that while Diane has endured health challenges over the last few years, her passion and commitment for the Park District and the community has never waned. The Westmont Park District Board of Commissioners and staff congratulate Diane Main on this honor and thank her for her many years of service to the community
Diane Main pictured with her grandchildren
DEVELOPMENT OF ROBERT W. BERNAS PARK COMING SOON
The much anticipated construction of the Westmont Park District’s newest neighborhood park, Robert Bernas Park, is slated to begin later this summer. Funded in part with a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Bernas Park on South Wilmette Street will be the District’s largest neighborhood park at 6.78 acres. Passive recreation, habitat and open space are the driving forces behind the design of this latest addition to the great open spaces in Westmont. An open picnic shelter, playground, restroom facility, permeable paver parking lot, walking path, fishing pier, boardwalk and wetland restoration will be some of the features found at this beautiful park. Construction is expected to be complete in September of 2018. We look forward to seeing you in our parks.
The Westmont Park District maintains over 150 acres of park property throughout the village. Recreational activities are scheduled throughout the year and are listed in our seasonal activities brochure which is delivered to residents of the entire village three times each year. Click on the brochure image to the right to download a copy.
The Westmont Park District uses its parks and facilities as well as the recreational assets of village schools in a comprehensive program of athletics, exercise and special events. There is an activity for every age group from toddlers to senior citizens. At Westmont Park District we offer many inexpensive and fun activities, programs & classes designed for a wide variety or tastes and ages. So have a look around and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need more information.