From Trustee Eric Czubaj
This past November, we officially re-opened our Winter Youth Recreation program at its new location, in
the downstairs of the Community Center on Halstead Avenue. The move plan was developed and
overseen by Michele Kramarsyck, our Youth Recreation Supervisor. Our Highway Department was
instrumental in painting, running electrical for the exercise equipment, moving furniture, foosball, air
hockey tables and more. The program operates every Friday from 6:00 to 9:00pm and Saturdays, 12:00
The Griffith Park Sports Courts are near completion with only pavement lining remaining. Late autumn,
our contractor installed sidewalks along Griffith Street and inside the park connecting the two shelters.
Through the generous grant money provided by Assemblywoman Monica Wallace, we are expecting
delivery of eight new picnic tables, two of which are ADA compliant.
Park Shelter B has deteriorated supports and will be rehabilitated when the weather cooperates. With
the increased use of the park and splashpad, the rental of our shelters generates additional income for
our Village while providing our families an accessible facility for use.
Every year, the Village receives Community Development Block Grant funding through HUD. These
funds are limited to certain projects and LMI areas (Low-Mod Income). For our 2023 and upcoming 2024
funds, we will be investing in new Wrazen Park recreation equipment, replacing a 25+ year old playset.
Our Easter Event will be on April 8th, 12:00pm at the Fire Hall...Chocolate raffle, refreshments and
pictures with the Easter Bunny! Village resident ID will be required at door.