Dear Cary Park District Residents,
One of the hidden gems in our community is the Community Gardens site at Hoffman Park. This year 23 garden plots are tended by individuals, families, and groups and soon a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs will be harvested. The Community Gardens are a great resource for you and your family to be outside and plant, tend, and harvest your own food. In addition to plots tended by families and individuals, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, the Cary-Grove Food Pantry, and the Cary Park District tend to the Give Back Gardens where food harvested from these plots is given to the Cary-Grove Food Pantry. Last summer over 900lbs of fresh produce were harvested and donated to the Food Panty. The Gardens also serve as an educational opportunity for our ECHO Extreme Camp and the NISRA’s Adult Day Program who visited the gardens several times this summer to learn, tend, and harvest. Thank you to members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary-Grove Food Pantry, NISRA staff, Park District staff, and the ECHO Extreme Camp for supporting the Community Gardens.
Beginning in September, shortly after Labor Day, the Cary Park District and the Village of Cary will begin reconstruction of the Community Center parking lot and Briargate Road in front of the Community Center. This project will not only resurface the road and lot, but will allow the opportunity for more parking spaces and safer access crossing the street from the lot to the building. The Community Center will remain open during this time; however, parking and building access may change. We will post construction updates on our website or, if you would like to receive information by e-mail, please visit our website to be added to our email list for this construction project.
Finally, thank you to the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove, McHenry County Living Magazine, and Northwest Herald for sponsoring our summer concert series and the Summer Celebration.
Enjoy your parks!
Park Board President