River Trails Park District Celebrates 50 Years!

Rep. David Harris (center) poses with River Trails Park District officials and local Cub Scouts as a memorial Heritage Oak tree is planted during ceremonies celebrating the Park District's 50th anniversary.
River Trails Park District, which takes in parts of both Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights, celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Saturday August 1st. Bret Fahnstrom, the Executive Director of River Trails, set up a fun and enjoyable evening at Woodland Trails Park. There was a band playing from 6-8 p.m., and there was a childrens' movie that started in the park at dusk. In addition, a time capsule was buried with various contemporary objects. Also, a Heritage Oak tree was planted that will grow into a large tree that will provide great shade in the park. Rep. Harris participated in the planting of the tree and other activities during the evening.