Tag Archives: Winnetka Park District


Winter Wonderland

When Winnetka Was the World Capital of Sledding By Duff Peterson Originally published in the Fall/Winter 2014 Gazette Before organized activities came to dominate the lives of Winnetka children, one pastime in particular enjoyed immense popularity here: sledding. Winnetka’s long winters and steep terrain provided ideal conditions, and along with skating on the Park District’s […]

Winnetka Park District

Gazette Article by: Joan Evanich and Elizabeth Carlson Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2004 400 Seasons of Beautiful Parks: Park District Celebrates Centennial Concerned with public image, the citizens of 1904 were dissatisfied with the first impression of our Village. Passengers disembarking from the train at the Elm Street station were greeted with the sight […]