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The Long Grove Park District seeks to enhance and preserve the quality of life and the environment and to acquire and protect our natural lands for the benefit of our present and future residents.

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Rock’n’Kids Comes HOME


New session starts APRIL 11.

Rock’n’Kids is a music and movement program for children age 1 (Tot Rock) and ages 2-5 (Kid Rock).  Activities include songs and rhymes, use of rhythm instruments and props, imaginative play, and practice on fine and gross motor skills.

There are separate morning sessions for ages 1,  2-3, and 3-5 year olds.

This session’s theme is Welcome to Our Home!  Each week explores a different area of home with fun, music, and exciting movement activities.  Children love the creativity and energy of these programs and parents love the educational and sensory components.

During these classes, the kids will encounter hand bells, parachute play, maracas, scarves, tambourines, ribbons, bubbles, rhythm sticks, balls, clackers, bean bags, and more.

Each of these sessions will be the highlight of the week for your child.

Sessions are: Tot Rock (1 yr old with parent; Kid Rock I (2 & 3 yrs with parent) and Kid Rock II (3-5 yrs without parent)


Code          Age         Day   Weeks      Dates                    Time                 Fee

S18-TR2     1 yr           Wed       8          04/11-05/30       9:30-10:10 am      $67.50

Code          Age         Day   Weeks      Dates                    Time                 Fee
S18-KR1     2-3 yrs    Wed       8          04/11-05/30       10:15-10:55 am      $67.50
S18-KR2     3-5 yrs    Wed       8          04/11-05/30       11:00-11:40 am      $67.50

Click HERE for registration form or (or call 847-438-4743)


Family Book Club- Wishes Do Come True

The next Family Book Club meeting is on April 11.  

This meeting’s book is “The Wish Tree” by Katherine Applegate.  The warm, funny and important book is written from a red oak tree’s point of view. Red (for those interested, the scientific name is Quercus rubra, but that is just not as catchy a name as “Red”) becomes a wish tree where wishes are placed by hopeful people. When a new family moves into the neighborhood, not everyone is welcoming or happy. Red decides to break a rule and tell a story that might be of some help to this new family. The book has it all – friendship, acceptance, wisdom, and a good plot.

Join leaders Michelle Schumer and Beth McCullough and other Club participants on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:15 p.m. for fun activities related to this book. Make sure you read this book with your family before you come to our fun and interactive club.  This is a family event – a parent must accompany the children.

If you had one wish to tie on Red, what would it be? Bring your idea to our club.

Click HERE to register or call 847-438-4743.

Use this information to register:
Code             Grades           Day              Date             Time
S18-FBC      K thru 5th     Wednesday     April 11        6:15-7:45 pm

Fee: $8 per person

Location: Reed Turner Woodland Nature Center Building, 3849 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove.

Book Club Leaders: Michelle Schumer and Beth McCullough have decades of experience as librarians at Kildeer-Countryside school district.  They have been developing and leading book programs for many years.


Daffodil Time

George Dorner, Master Gardener and daffodil expert, will expand your view of the Narcissus genus with his presentation “So Much More then Just Daffodils”.  There are hundreds of varieties and George has probably planted almost all of them.

Join the Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club for its April meeting. Guests are always welcome.

Daffodil in profile

When: Monday, April 9, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Reed-Turner Nature Center, 3849 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove

For more information, contact Kathy Michas at kathymichas33@gmail.com


Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club’s Plant Sale – Great Opportunity for Garden and Home

Multiple Opportunities in 1 Stop: Plants, Art, Garden Decor, and Gardening Supplies!

Mark your calendar for May 19 and 20

2 Serious buyers picking their favoritesIt’s not too early to start thinking of spring gardening. May brings with it a plethora of plant sales, but this one stands out. This year shoppers can take advantage of multiple distinct garden-related offerings.

  • Foremost are the hundreds of perennial plants grown in members’ gardens. These are tried and true performers for our local soil and climate. For your palate, choose from heirloom tomato varieties – tomatoes with real tomatoe taste! All plants are at bargain prices.
    4 Botanic artists poster sample
  • A longtime partner group, the Reed-Turner Botanic Artists, will have wonderful originals, prints, cards and more. All feature botanical themes. The members of this group have won numerous awards and are regularly featured in regional exhibits. These works will brighten your home year round and all are priced reasonably.  This specialized art makes great gifts for your favorite gardener (and for yourself).
  • Every garden needs more than just plants. 3 Young gardenerGarden decor, whether to place in the actual garden or to display on walls of garden sheds or patios, helps to focus attention and can set apart different garden beds or borders. The Club will have a variety of items that may be just perfect for your outdoor spaces. All of these items are offered at very affordable prices.
  • New this year we will be offering some gardening tools and esupplies.  These will be new or gently used, very servicable items that aressential for gardeners.  Examples include gloves, trowels, heavy-duty tomato cages, and decorative pots along with some gardening books. 

Come out and see for yourself. The event is at the Reed-Turner Nature Center, 3849 Old McHenry Rd in Long Grove. Dates are May 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and May 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is indoors and will be held rain or shine. For additional information, contact Kathy at 847-487-6985 or kathymichas33@gmail.com.


Teasel – Learn about it. Control it.

Young seed head of teasel

What you need to know. Why you need to know it.

Teasel is one of the top invasive threats to the Long Grove natural environment- and it is definitely the greatest visual blight on our landscape.

Join us to find out what you can do to control this obnoxious plant “bully” – how to get rid of it and how to keep it from coming back.

Come to one of our Teasel Workshops, a joint effort of the Village Board and the Long Grove Park District.


When: Saturday, May 12, 1:00 pm  OR Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm

Where: Long Grove Village Hall

If you are unable to attend but want information on how you can help improve the environment and your view as drive Long Grove roads, click HERE for a guide to teasel control.


SPRING Programs for Youth and Adults

2018 Program Guide

Winter may linger a bit but Spring is definitely “March”ing in.   To keep your children both mentally and physically active during this transitional season, enroll them in some of the fun and educational programs available through the Long Grove Park District.  And, don’t forget yourself – checkout the family and adult offerings as well.

New programs are starting the first two weeks of April – After School Yoga, Fencing, Chess, Engineering for Kids, Tot Rock/Kid Rock, Soccer and Family Book Club.

Opportunities include short and long term programs.  Many have flexibility in scheduling to meet your needs and family vacation schedule.

All of the programs are open to individuals from any area town.  Fees are the same for Long Grove residents and non-residents.

The goal of each of the offerings is to combine self-improvement and fun – a winning mix you and your children will enjoy and learn from.  These programs will keep participants engaged and active.

Youth Hockey Drill

Activities include Ice Skating, Hockey, Tennis, Fencing, Yoga and educational programs including  Chess, Engineering for Kids and Family Book Club.

Registration information is included in the program guide.

Chessboard with player's hand


An important note: Each of the programs requires a specific minimum number of registrants in order to be offered.  Registration for each program closes 3 days prior to the start of the program.  Programs will be cancelled unless an adequate number of registrations have been received 3 days prior to the starting date.

To view the entire schedule and to register, please click on the link below.



Wetlands- a Vital Part of Your Life

The Importance of Our Wetlands

 The Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club invites you to join them  Monday, November 13 for a presentation by Jacob Jozefowski of the Lake County Storm Water Management Commission to learn about the importance of our wetlands in Lake Country.

Sandhill cranes in marsh

Wetlands were once a dominant feature of the Illinois landscape and played a large role in reducing flooding, recharging groundwater supplies, filtering pollutants and nutrients, and providing highly productive habitats for plants and animals. We need to clean up our wetlands.  We need to re-establish habitat corridors and reintroduce native species into wetlands.

We need to do this for your environment, for the safety of your homes, and for your health. Come to the meeting and learn how YOU CAN HELP DO THIS.

Guests are always welcome.


WHEN: Monday November 13, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE Reed Turner Nature Center, 3849 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove

QUESTIONS?  Contact  kathymichas33@gmail.com or call 847-487-6985.