Welcome To Our New Web Site

Welcome to the Village of Lakemoor Parks & Recreation Website. Our mission is to provide residents and visitors with clean, green, safe, and accessible open space park land throughout the Village. The Village operates neighborhood and community parks. Facilities at developed local parks vary from site to site, and include combinations of, athletic fields, picnic areas and shelters, sitting areas and play equipment. Our number one priority is satisfying and serving the recreational needs of our residents and visitors to our parks. With this in mind, every employee of our Village works hard every day to accomplish these goals. We value your input regardless of the message; good or bad. If you have any suggestions on how we can do a better job of providing these services and programs please contact us at Village Hall (815) 385-1117 or email villagehall@lakemoor.net.

Would you like the opportunity to advertise your business on this webpage? This webpage gets many hits throughout the week and for a modest annual fee you can have your business logo listed along with a link to your website. This is a wonderful opportunity for your business to get additional exposure as well as help defer some of the costs to our park programs and events. If interested please contact John Guenther at 815-385-1117 or at jguenther@lakemoor.net. If you like to register and pay directly on line please click on this LINK. Sponsorship costs are $200 for a year, $100 for 6 months, and $50 for 3 months.

The Parks and Recreation Department is constantly looking for ways to improve and enhance the events that we currently provide. Your input and feedback is very important to us in determining what events we will continue to provide as well as events that we can possibly have in the future. Please take a brief moment to fill out the survey and let us know how we are doing and how we can perhaps better serve you in the future. Please click here for the survey.

Lakemoor Fest is coming – August 8, 9, and 10

Come on out to the Annual Lakemoor Fest this year. Activities will include carnival rides, food vendors, a fishing derby, horseshoe tournament, Bean Bag tournaments, Tug of War tournament, beer tent, live bands, raffle prizes, kids treasure hunt, and of course the SPECTACULAR fireworks show on Saturday night. You can sign up for the events in person  at the Village Hall, over the phone at 815-385-1117, or by completing a registration form online. You can also pay Online using the forms listed below.    

For complete Lakemoor Fest information please click HERE.

Donations are still being accepted for the fest. If you are interested in donating to the fireworks show please click HERE.

Here are the links to register for the Events Online:

Horseshoe Tournament – 18 and Over

Fishing Derby – 15 and under

Bean Bag Toss – Trophies

Bean Bag Toss – Cash Prize

Tug of War

We hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Ongoing Community Events

Library Activities and Events

Don’t forget that the local libraries have events and activities ongoing throughout the year. Here are some links to the local libraries:

McHenry Library    Wauconda Library   Fox Lake Library

River East Library    Round Lake Library    Johnsburg Library

Check them out. You won’t be disappointed.

Get to know the River East Library

The River East Public Library, located at the corner of Lily Lake Road and Route 120 is the closest library to Lakemoor, in fact we’re right next door! Lakemoor actually has three library districts within the Village, River East, Fox Lake, and Wauconda Public Libraries. The most important thing to know is once you get your card from your “home” library, you can use it at any one of them. In fact, you can use any Illinois Library Card at River East. Your home library can be determined by your tax bill. It will list which library your taxes support. If you have trouble locating your information, you can always give us a call at 815-385-6303. We realize we are much closer than your home library for most of you and we welcome you. Please stop in so we can help with your entertainment, school, research, technology, and programming needs.

River East is located at 813 W. IL Route 120 and at http://www.rivereastlibrary.org. Hours are M-TH 10am to 7pm Fri-Sat 10am to 5pm.

 River East Public Library Scavenger Hunt

Want a fun way to get to know your library? Stop in anytime from August 4th through August 16th for a Whole Library Scavenger Hunt! We’ll have two different lists (one for kids, one for adults) of clues to things you’d find in the library, you just have to find them. Complete the hunt and you’ll be entered into a drawing for Rosatis Pizza Gift Cards. Use these last two weeks before school starts to get your kids (and you!) ready for school. The drawings will be held on Saturday August 16th at noon. More info at their website HERE.

Lakemoor Annual Craft Show  -  Crafters Wanted

We will be having our annual Craft Show again this year on September 6th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Morrison Park. We had a good turnout last year so I hope you can attend as a vendor or buyer. The fee is $30.00 for the vendors. Admission to the buying public is free. Vendor registration for the event will end on August 15th. For those interested in being a vendor here is a LINK to the registration form or you can pick up a form at the village hall.

Fall Sports Programs

Fall Soccer and T-Ball registrations are now open. If you are interested please click on the following links for more information. You can either fill out these forms and print them off or you can submit them online if you prefer. You also have the option to make your payment online as well. The Registration Form and Health Form must be filled out whether you are filling online or not.

Soccer    Health Form          T-Ball      Fall Sports Information

Fall Fishing Derby

Registration is now open for the Lakemoor Fall Fishing Derby. The derby will be held on Saturday September 27th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Prior registration is required and forms can either be pickup at the Village Hall or you can use the online form HERE. There is no cost to enter the event. Deadline for registration is September 15th at 4:30pm. This year there will be only one prize winner per age group. Largest Bass and Largest Pan Fish will be awarded in each age group. Groups are 15 and under and 16 and above. Over 15 make sure that you have a valid Illinois Fishing License. Fish may be caught on shore or in a boat. Hope to see you there.

Kids activities in Lake County

Please click on this LINK to see most of the activities in Lake County that are geared to Kids.

NW Demo New Public Transportation Option

The NW Demo is open to people with disabilities and seniors residing in Wauconda Township as well as Antioch, Avon, Fremont, Grant, and Lake Villa Townships. To utilize this option, you can simply register through your township office, and then you will have access to curb-to-curb dial-a ride service anywhere in the above mentioned townships including  Gurnee Mills and the Greenleaf medical offices. For further information please click HERE, contact 847-949-4440 or view this 2014 Rider’s Guide.

Astronomy Nights at the Volo Bog State Natural Area

The Lake County Astronomical Society meets at the Volo Bog State Natural Area on the 3rd Friday of each month(except December). A 7:30pm business meeting is followed by an indoor presentation at 8:30pm and viewing if the skies are clear at 9:30pm. The public is welcome(except August but memberships are available). No admission fee so come on out and enjoy gazing at the night sky and learn about the universe. For more info please call 815-344-1294 or visit their website HERE.

Farmers Markets are now Open

Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, baked treats and goods while supporting local businesses. For a list of area Farmers Markets please click HERE.

Morning Movie Series For Families at Fox Lake Theater

Classic Cinemas has announced that their movie line-up for this year will run from June 11 through August 6th. The films are rated G or PG ensuring a family-friendly experience for every child. Doors open at 9:00am with the movie starting at 10:00am. General admission is $1.00 per person. For more info please click HERE.

Summer Concerts at Independence Grove

Enjoy relax-on-the-lawn summer concerts, Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, for eight weeks starting June 17 to August 5. Here is a link to the Concert Schedule.

July Events

86th Annual Lake County Fair

Come out and enjoy 5 days of fun at the 86th Annual Lake County Fair. The fair runs from Wednesday July 23 to Sunday July 27. Events include live entertainment, food vendors, carnival rides, games, live animals, expo hall, derbies, and so much more. Location is at 1060 E. Peterson Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more info please click HERE.

Cupcake Decorating Class

Chef Rosemary Deneen will demonstrate how to fill, ice, and decorate a variety of cupcakes. Samples will be provided and registration is requested. The event will be held on July 24, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Fox Lake District Library. For more information please visit their website HERE.

Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch

Local officers will serve a “free” lunch of a limited menu from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Friday July 25th. Diners are simply asked to leave a donation at their table, all of which will benefit the nearly 21,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes of Special Olympics IL. For more info please click HERE.

Christmas in July Family Fun Fair

Put your fun hat on and bring a toy to the 1st Annual Christmas in July Family Fun Fair and Toy Drive on Saturday July 26th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Free admission with a donation of an unopened new toy or a monetary donation of $5.00. All donations will be going to Toys for Tots to be given away at Christmas time. For more info please click HERE.

“Acres of Hope” Farm Trail Run

The 3rd annual “Acres of Hope” Farm Trail Run and Pancake breakfast will be on Saturday, July 26 at 8:00am. There will be 5K/10K races and a 1 mile fun run. Every finisher receives a medal. Cost is only $5 and includes an all you can eat pancake breakfast. For more info please click HERE.

Island LakeFest and Fireworks

Come on out July 26th between 2:00pm and 9:00pm at Veteran’s Park 432 West State Rd. Island Lake, IL 60042. Touch a truck, car show, games for all ages, craft show, bake sale, DJ, beer tent, food vendors, dunk tank, moon walk, joust and slide, face painting, sandy beach, and an ice cream truck followed by fireworks at the lake.

McHenry County Duck Race and Pool Party

Get into the swim of things by joining them in celebrating duck to duck competition. This event will take place on Saturday July 26th at 4:00pm. Adopt a duck(or several), watch them race down the slides and may the best duck win. Swimming, food and games will also be available for everyone. The event will benefit JourneyCare for Children, our pediatric hospice and palliative care program. To purchase a duck or for more info please visit their website HERE.

9th Annual Charity Auto Show

A Charity Auto Show with proceeds donated to a non-profit, community organization, chamber member and our scholarship program. The event takes place on July 27 from 10-2. Location is Scot Forge, 10908B Main Street, Spring Grove, IL 60071. For more information please click HERE.

Colors of a Summer Night Paint Party

Join us for an evening of painting on the library lawn with Nancy Berman. Our subject will be a treescape, brought to life through the vivid hues of nighttime in Wauconda. All supplies will be provided. The event will take place on Monday July 28 at 6:30 pm. For more info please visit their website HERE.

Great White Sharks – Defanging the Myths

The Children’s Services department of the Wauconda Area Library will offer a program for children ages 5 and up and their caregivers. This event will take place on Tuesday July 29 at 7:00pm. Families are invited to come and celebrate Shark week by exploring a life size great white shark made from recycled plastics. This program is free of charge. Please call 847-526-6225 x212 for more info.

McHenry County Fair – “Local Farmers: Local Foods”

Join us this year for the 2014 McHenry County Fair. The event will run from July 30 to August 3. This years theme is celebrate our local farmers and the foods that they produce. Meet some of the farmers that produce your food. Walk through the barns and learn about beef, dairy, swine, and poultry. For more info please click HERE.

24th Annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair

The McHenry County Children’s Fair Coalition presents “The Path to Health and Safety”. This event will be held on Wednesday July 30, 2014 between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm at the McHenry County College. Interactive Health and Safety Fair, door prizes & entertainment, school physicals – by appointment only at 779-220-9300, reduced cost immunizations – Medicaid accepted, dental exams – Medicaid accepted. For more information please call 815-334-4500 or visit their website HERE.

Paws to Draw Animal Hand Painting

At the Johnsburg Library will be holding this event on Thursday July 31 for ages 7-12 beginning at 4:00pm and at 6:00pm for ages 13 and older. The Library is located at 3000 N Johnsburg Road in Johnsburg, IL 60051. For more info please call 815-344-0077 or visit their website HERE.

Lake Villa Days 2014

Bring the family out for a great time at the Annual Lake Villa Days. The event runs from July 31 through August 3. The event will be held at Lehmann Park 148 Cedar Ave. Lake Villa, IL.

August Events

2014 Splashtacular – Rootbeer Float Day

At Petersen Park Beach from 11:00am to 5:30pm on August 1. Beach events are held during regular hours unless otherwise stated. Admission fees still apply. Pass holders are Free – Residents $1.00 and Non-Residents are $3.75. Boats and Bikes are available to rent. Visit their website HERE for more info.

Savers Fundraiser Event for Senior Care Volunteer Network

Bring your unwanted items to Savers in Crystal Lake and for every pound that is donated Senior Care Volunteer Network will receive cash. Donations will be accepted August 1 to 15. Bring clothes, shoes, household items, books, etc. For more info please click HERE.

Minecraft Tournament

Do you love Minecraft? Want to meet other players who love the game as much as you? Join us for a full afternoon of Minecraft. The event will take place on Saturday August 2 at 12:00pm at the Wauconda Area Public Library. They will have a few laptops on hand, but if you have your own laptop, please bring it. Some Minecraft playing experience required. Refreshments provided. Admission is free. More info available HERE.

Illinois Roller Ski Race Series

The Illinois Roller Ski Race Series consists of four 10k races where the top 30 male, female and junior races in each race earn points towards the season champion awards. The event starts on August 2 at 8:00am at the Moraine Hills State Park. The price for the event is free. For more info please their website HERE.

2014 Crystal Lake Night Owl Bike Ride

This event will take place on August 2 at 11:00pm. In collaboration with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, the McHenry County Bicycle Advocates are again sponsoring a late night bike ride through the City of Crystal Lake. Cost is $20 per rider over 15 or $45 for a family of 3 or more. For more info please visit their website HERE.

Annual Big Trucks Event

The entire family will enjoy this event. The event is on August 2 between 9:00am and 11:30am at Ron Beese Park 50 Rotary Drive Barrington, IL 60010. Dozens of large trucks and other types of equipment are available for the kids to climb on and explore. Admission is FREE. For more info please click HERE.

National Night Out

Come on out on August 5th between 5:30pm and 8:00pm at the Harrison Benwell Conservation Area, 7055 McCullom Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097  and join the McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Sheriffs Office and the Wonder Lake Fire Departments team up to present National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime to promote crime prevention and safety programs, while strengthening police-community partnerships and encouraging neighborhood camaraderie. The evening is action packed with food and fun for the entire family. Stop by for complimentary food and beverages and enjoy the ongoing activities. Information booths include: Electronic Fingerprinting ID System for Children, Child Passenger Safety Information, Project S.W.E.E.P., as well as various police and fire equipment that will be on display. Check MCCDistrict.org for event updates. SPECIAL DEMONSTRATIONS: 5:30 p.m. ExtricationWonder Lake Fire Protection Department 5:50 p.m. Precision Riding Motorcycle DemoMcHenry County Conservation District 6:10 p.m.Police K9 DemoMcHenry County Sheriff’s Office 6:50 p.m. ExtricationWonder Lake Fire Protection Department 7:10 p.m. Precision Riding Motorcycle DemoMcHenry County Conservation District. For more info please click HERE.

Learn to Meditate

Learn to meditate using simple techniques; one of them will be right for you. Discover how to reduce stress and restore balance in your life. No experience is necessary and teens and adults are welcome. This event will take place on Wednesday August 6th at 7:00pm at the Round Lake Area Public Library. Admission is free. For more info please visit their website HERE.

Black Diamond Blast on the Beach

Come on out on Saturday August 9 at 3:00pm for a fun filled day on the beach. Kids Fun Fair from 3-7, Food Craft Fair from 3-7, entertainment at 5:15. Admission is free courtesy of Black Diamond. Food, beer, wine and souvenirs are available for an additional fee. For more info please visit their website HERE.

Free Car Wash

It’s a Full Moon so remember to schedule your Free Car Wash on August 10th. Available on N. US Hwy. 12 in Volo. Call 815-669-2030.

Rally by the Lake Car & Bike Show

On Sunday August 10 at 10:00am come on out to the Annual Car and Bike Show. Come view classic cars & motorcycles and vote for your favorites. DJ, Food, Beer Tent, Vendors and Raffles. A great family day of fun. For more information please visit their website HERE.

Lakemoorfest Treasure Hunt

While at Lakemoor Fest come on over and join the Treasure Hunt. The event is on Sunday August 10th at 4:00pm down at the beach area. Two sand piles are built and are filled with plastic coins that are each worth $1.00. One “special” coin is in each pile and they are worth $10.00 each. The age groups are 2-5 and 6-10. Come on down and search for treasure.

Grayslake Summer Days

Come on out August 15 and 16 for Grayslake Summer Days. Family music festival with activities for the entire family. Music, carnival games, bingo and beer tents, arts and crafts, food vendors and more. For complete festival activities please visit http://www.grayslakechamber.com/

Annual Pet Wash

Full Spa Treatment for pets: Bathed, Nails Clipped, and Ears Cleaned. ALL Pets accepted: Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Horses, Guinea Pigs, Birds ect. Donations requested that will benefit Girl Scout Troop 673. Bath location is at Caldwell Bank 4104 W. Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050. The event will take place on August 16th between 10am and 3pm.

Lions Annual Cornfest

Come on out on August 17 at 12:00pm for the Annual Lions Cornfest. Free admission and Free corn. Beer and food for sale along with live bands. The event is located at Water Tower Park 429 State Rd. Island Lake, IL 60042. Please visit their website HERE for more information.

17th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

Come on out to Lakefront Park at 71 Nippersink Blvd. in Fox Lake for the Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Sunday August 17th. Choose to build your boat on site or off site, and compete in one of four categories: Ages 10 and under, Ages 11-14, Ages 15 and up and Business entries. Onsite boat building begins at 8:00am. Race begins at noon. Boat building kits and registration form will be available at the Fox Lake Village Hall beginning July 1st. There will be family activites, music, food and a beer tent. $30.00 registration fee to race which includes a boat building kit. For more info please visit their website HERE.

2nd Annual Color Aloft Balloon Festival

Bring the family out for this exciting new event. The event will take place on Saturday August 23 between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. It will be held at Central Park 250 Library Lane Grayslake, IL 60030. The Color Aloft Festival will begin with Hot Air Balloons being inflated and compete in a “Fox and Hounds” in which competing balloons seek to land closest to the “Fox”. Balloons will be retrieved and return to the park and after dark they will be internally illuminated by their burners or glow. Also enjoy family activities, live music, and food vendors. For more info please click HERE.

Marengo Music Festival

Come on out to Indian Oaks Park, 825 Indian Oaks Trail in Marengo on August 23 between 2:30pm and 10:00pm for a family day offering live entertainment, by four popular bands plus plenty of food, fun and fireworks. All food and drink must be purchased on the premises.

6th Annual Charity Ride

Come join us for our 6th Annual Motorcycle Charity Ride benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project on August 24 between 8:00am and 6:00pm. Please visit our website HERE for more information.

Browse Better with Google Chrome

Tired of Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox? Then come on over to the Wauconda Library on Monday 25 at 7:00pm to learn Google Chrome. It is a fast, reliable browser that can be used on all of your devices. Learn how to use web apps, themes, and extensions to customize your browsing experience. For more info please visit their website HERE.

Home of the Sparrow Charity Golf Outing

Please join them for their 9th Annual Golf Outing at Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock. The event will be held on August 25 starting at noon. Donation is $175.00 per person or $660.00 for a foresome (save $40.00). For more information please visit their website HERE.

Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival

Join them for the farewell celebration to summer. This event is on August 29 between 3:00pm and 10:30pm and August 30 between Noon and 10:30pm. Entertainment, food, rides, a parade, a custom / classic car show and much more. For more information please visit their website HERE.

Nightrain: The Guns n Roses Tribute Experience

This event will be held on August 30 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm at the Raue Center for the Arts. Nightrain’s tribute show has been taking the U.S. by storm for 4 years running. This show cannot be missed by any GNR lover, or even an appreciator of the band and how it changed the history of R&R. For more info please visit their website HERE.

September Events

Wings Over Waukegan Air Show

Wings Over Waukegan is a great time for the whole family. Enjoy the F-18 SuperHornet, USN Static Aircraft Displays, Classic Warbirds and much more. This event will take place on September 6 between 12:00pm and 3:00pm. For more information please visit their website at http://www.waukeganairshow.com/

Picnic in the Park / Grandparent’s Day

Come and celebrate Grandparent’s Day on September 7 at 10:00am. If you have a grandparent at Paradise Park or just want to stop in for the celebration and bring your family. This event is open to the public. Free event. Picnic lunch, kid’s activities and vendors. For more info please visit their website HERE.

 Employment Expo & Workshops

On September 11 between 10:00am and 2:00pm the Village of Round Lake Beach, the Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the Job Center of Lake County are offering this complimentary Job Expo for businesses ( W2 employers only) and job seekers. This is a free event but businesses must register with the chamber. They can be reached at 847-740-6026 x209 or at jobfair@rlbeach.org. Event location is at the Village of Round Lake Beach Civic & Cultural Center at 2007 Civic Center Way in Round Lake Beach, IL 60073.

Maze Til Midnight

Maze Til Midnight by the light of the full moon in the World’s Largest Corn Maze. The event will be held on September 12 from 3:00pm to midnight and on September 13 from 10:00am to midnight. The location is at the Richardson Farm and Corn Maze 9407 Richardson Rd Spring Grove, IL 60081. For more information please click HERE.

Kite Flying Day

Come on out to Heritage park on Saturday September 13 between 10:00am and 2:00pm and fly a kite. You may bring your own kite or we can provide one for you. Come on out and enjoy the fun and hopefully some wind.

Rock the Block

Come on out to downtown Lake Zurich on September 13 between 6:00pm and 11:00pm for the Annual rockin’ block party. Admission is free but we request that attendees donate 3 unopened, non-perishable food products and receive a raffle ticket for prizes. 3 live bands, food, refreshments, and much more. More info at 847-540-1683.

3rd Annual Montini Family Music Festival

Come on out on September 14 between 2:30pm and 10:30pm at Petersen Park in McHenry. Children’s activities, Drawings, & Games. Former Bears players and music by 7th Heaven and Friction-Serendipity. Admission is $5.00 for Adults. Children 10 and Under get in free with a paying adult. For more info please visit their website HERE.

Paws in the Park Walk & Pet Fest

Come on out on September 14 from 10:00am to 3:00pm  for the 15th Annual Paws in the Park event. Enjoy a 1-mile walk through Emricson Park in Woodstock with your friends, family and canines. After the walk spend the rest of the day at the Pet Fest enjoying dog contests, our own photo booth and shopping with sponsors and vendors. For more information and to register please click on this LINK.

September Movie in the Park – 2

Come on out September 20th at 7:30 at Heritage Park and enjoy the movie. The movie will be “The Lego Movie”. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the show. The concession stand will be open if you would like to purchase some refreshment. I hope to see you there.

Country Meadows & Wine Tasting Festival

Come on out September 21 between 9:00am and 4:00pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park 3400 Pearl St. in McHenry. The show will feature Crafts, a Farmers Market, a small vendor fair and Wine Tasting from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Contact 815-385-4300 or visit http://www.mchenrychamber.com for more details.

Ride of the Zombies

On September 28 between 8:00am and 4:00pm Ride of the Zombies is a costume-themed cycling and Family Fun Fair charity event designed to benefit the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s Sleep Medicine department. Cyclists can choose between a 25 or 50 mile route. The event will be held at Grandpa’s Christmas Tree Farm, 13616 IL Rt. 176 in Woodstock. For more information please visit their website HERE.