Celebrate the Cary Park District’s Golden Anniversary!
The formation of the Cary Park District is traced back to 1963 when an interest survey by the Jaycees indicated a strong community desire for a swimming pool. The Jaycees concluded the only way that a community swimming pool could be developed was with the formation of a Park District.
In 1971, the Cary Park District was created by referendum. Since that time, the Park District grew from six parks to 52 parks and parcels, 846 acres including trails and open space. The Park District currently serves approximately 21,400 residents in the communities of Cary, Fox River Grove, Trout Valley, and parts of Oakwood Hills, Lake in the Hills, and unincorporated McHenry County. more history
Activities to celebrate the anniversary will be held throughout the year. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions many activities may be self-led or family and small group activities with the potential for larger activities next year. Information on these activities will be communicated through our program guides, website, e-mail newsletters, and through our Facebook page. To receive this information, please continue to check our program guides for updates, subscribe to our e-mail newsletters, and follow us on Facebook.
We Need Your Help!
We are planning to unveil a historical display in the the Community Center to celebrate. We are looking for photos, articles, flyers, or memorabilia, especially from the years 2000 and earlier. If you would like to share something with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
photo from The Herald November 4, 1971