A treehouse, stream and other additions, totaling $280,000 are planned.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Burr Ridge Park District baseball camp will run from June 25 to June 29 in Harvester Park.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Families came out to Harvester Park over the weekend for a day of rides, games and fun.
Dozens of families came out for the Burr Ridge Harvest Festival in Harvester Park on Saturday. The festival featured face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, balloon rides, hayrides and carnival games. In case you missed it, here's a sneak peak at some of the fun. You can read more about the event and what attendees had to say here. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the home page to get updates on this and other stories about Burr Ridge.
Bad weather misses Burr Ridge, allowing plenty of families to enjoy the annual event.
A pair of Brownies working a carnival game. “Two tickets—every one’s a winner.” “Never a loser!” An excited young girl spotting the pony ride circle. “Ponies! Ponies!” A teenage boy at the home run challenge. “You get two practice swings. Don’t waste ‘em.” A mom talking to her young son. “Look at the animals, Jayden. Pet the goat.” A hot air balloon. “Whooooooshhhh. Whoooooshhhh.” These were some of the sights and sounds at the annual Burr Ridge Harvest Fest Saturday afternoon in Harvester Park. The rain held off, the sun came out, the temperature rose, and a good crowd arrived to enjoy the many games and activities, including a tethered hot air balloon experience. “It was pretty fun. We went pretty high and all,” said 11-year-old Ryan …
Monday, May 23, 2011
A chemical is dropped by helicopter onto wetlands to kill larvae and prevent the growth of mosquitoes.
Burr Ridge conducted its annual use of a chemical designed to prevent mosquito larvae from growing in local wetlands, and thus, prevent the onslaught of adult mosquitoes. The chemical, dropped from a helicopter, was distributed before 8 a.m. on Thursday. The work was delayed one day because of bad weather conditions. “Helicopters are used when there are breeding areas identified that are difficult to reach in other ways or when there are large areas to be covered,” said Laura McGowan, public relations official for Clarke Mosquito Control, which administers the larvicide for Burr Ridge. Clarke is in the third year of a three-year contract with the village, said Paul May, director of public works. After the contract ends, the village will go…
Friday, May 20, 2011
The Burr Ridge Community Park Foundation hosted Splash into Fashion Sunday at Ashton Place benefiting the Harvester Park Splash Pad and Woods Pool.
The Burr Ridge Community Park Foundation hosted an afternoon tea and fashion show Sunday at Ashton Place raising money for the Harvester Park Splash Pad and Woods Pool. The day featured a raffle, performances from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio and a fashion show.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Overtime needed to win 13th annual Turkey Bowl.
The 2010 Burr Ridge Football League season ended Saturday with the third overtime championship game of the day. The Turkey Bowl XIII championship was won by the Chargers. The matchup featured the Redskins and Chargers, who are both Falcon League division champions, led by a pair of speedsters and an outstanding supporting cast. The Redskins first possession of the game stalled out at the 1-yard line of the Chargers. Buried deep in their own territory, the Chargers first play was a pitch out in their own end zone to co-captain, Justin Daugherty. Daugherty escaped a potential safety and then found the left sideline for a 79-yard touchdown run. The score was the longest play from scrimmage this season in the BRFL. Trailing 6-0, the Redskins …
Touchdown in overtime clinches championship.
The third annual Burr Ridge Bowl in the 7- to 9-year-old Burr Ridge Football League ended Saturday with the regular season champion Raiders falling to the Bills 32-26 in overtime. The Bills charged to the title behind one of their smallest players, Kevin Barker, who scored three touchdowns. Barker saved his best performance for last as he doubled his entire season output in one game. Touchdowns from Alex Ovan and Calvin Kostelyk had the Raiders thinking that they would carry a 14-6 lead into halftime. On the last play of the half, Barker found the seam in the middle of the Raiders secondary and caught a 17-yard touchdown pass making the score 14-12. Andrew Rentz tied the game at 14-14 with the 2-point conversion. The Bills jumped ahead of …
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Burr Ridge Park District is facilitating a controlled burn at Harvester Park today.
The smell of burning grass and leaves could be detected today as the Burr Ridge Park District wrapped up their wetlands restoration project with a controlled burn in Harvester Park's prairie fields. "We're introducing what used to go on in Mother Nature," said Jim Pacanowski, director of parks and recreation at the Burr Ridge Park District. "Prairie fires have become a thing of the past." The controlled burn replicates the prairie fires that occurred naturally before Midwestern prairies were developed. As the fire sweeps over the land, it rids the soil of invasive plants, allowing native prairie grasses and flowers to grow, said Pacanowski. The fire does not destroy the prairie grasses' hearty root system underground. The burn will last …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
A quarterback sneak on fourth down and inches turns into deciding score.
The Redskins advanced to the Turkey Bowl XIII held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Harvester Park after a 16-12 win over the Cardinals Monday night. Both teams are in the Burr Ridge Football League's 9 to 12-year-old Falcon League. The underdog Cardinals gained a 6-0 lead on their first possession of the game when Ray Berg caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from team captain Sam Hojnar. Redskins' veteran quarterback Ryan Bergstrom led a 9-play, 65-yard drive that ended with a 4-yard touchdown run by Bergstrom. Liam White's 2-point conversion gave the Redskins an 8-6 advantage at halftime. Faced with a fourth and inches midway through the second half, a Redskins' quarterback sneak, intended to gain enough distance for a first down, turned …