Our Mayor / John Mahoney
A Word from the Mayor
You may have noticed that the Village is making some improvements to the way we communicate with residents. Our goal is to share information in a variety of media in the most affordable way. Beginning with this issue, the Village newsletter will be mailed quarterly. Future quarterly newsletter issues will also contain the seasonal recreation department brochures. Up-to-date Village information can be found on the Village of Palos Park web-site, www.palospark.org, Facebook and Twitter and on our cable access, WOW channel 6 and AT&T Uverse, Channel 99. We welcome your suggestions on how to communicate better. Please send your email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
The residents of the Village of Palos Park continue to enjoy all the quality of life standards we have be-come accustomed to. As we begin our 101st summer in ‘The Park’, now is the time to make your plans with family and friends to take advantage of some of the great recreational and community events on the Village Green that are available over the summer months.
The Palos Park section of the Cal-Sag Trail officially opens on Saturday, June 6th. Stop by the Palos Park trail head (86th & Cal-Sag Road) at 10:15 AM for light refreshments and a quick bike tune-up by the Palos Peddlers Club. This trail will bring the family and cyclists together in a fun, active way. I hope you will enjoy the brand new trail recently constructed along the Cal-Sag Channel, the western segment runs from Alsip on the east to Lemont on the west. More information on trail dedication activities can be found at www.palospark.org
Thursday, June 14th is the Flag Day Celebration beginning at 7:00 PM on the Village Green. The Knights of Columbus Council No. 10151 sponsor this annual event that offers entertainment and insight honor-ing the American Flag. The Joliet American Legion Band will entertain our guests with music of a patriotic flare.
Thursday, June 18th is Concert in The Park on the Village Green. Enjoy local food vendors, spirits and a picnic like atmosphere that begins at 5:00 PM. Musical entertainment by Chicago’s Jazz Singer of the Year, Peter Oprisko and his seven piece pop/jazz band will perform traditional pop standards and the dance floor will be ready for you.
Thursday, July 23rd is the National Hot Dog Day celebration and Pet Parade beginning at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on the Village Green. This event is a great opportunity for affordable family fun in this beauti-ful setting.
Friday, August 14th, this year’s Movie in The Park will be Jurassic Park! Grounds and concessions open at 7:00 PM and the movie begins at dusk.
On behalf of the Village of Palos Park Village Council and staff, it our pleasure to serve this great community. We wish you a happy, healthy and safe summer!
Mayor John Mahoney