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Morelli: Party rentals, park permits, leagues and more

Community voice

It seems like just yesterday, I was walking into The CORE’s beautiful front entrance for my first day at the Lemont Park District. I cannot believe it’s been almost a year!

My name is Anthony Morelli, and I have had a major interest in parks and recreation since the age of 14. This is why the position of facility manager and league supervisor for the Lemont Park District has become a dream come true.

For the past nine months, I have become part of a wonderful team that strives to provide memory-making programs, facilities and special events for people of all ages. I am also able to work hand-and-hand with essential community-based youth organizations. The park district and these organizations share a common goal to create memorable experiences that can develop the physical, emotional and social well-being of our youth within the community.

I have also had the privilege in assisting Lemont residents in booking their annual family picnics, birthday parties and family reunions at our beautiful parks and facilities. The 2014 picnic season is vastly approaching and on Jan. 20 we opened up reservations for the spring and summer. For more information regarding picnic rentals, please feel free to contact me at 630-257-6787 ext. 3034.

Additionally, I am a member of the Lemont Park District’s Safety Committee. We are committed to the Lemont Park District’s value of “safety first” – to provide our residents, patrons and visitors safe parks, safe facilities and safe programming in Lemont. At the end of 2013, the Lemont Park District completed the Park District Risk Management Agency Loss Control Review and received a score of 99.53 percent regarding the overall safety of the district. The Lemont Park District’s top priority is safety and it believes that providing safe facilities, parks and programs is the first step to serving this great, historical community.

Lastly, being the league supervisor, I am responsible for building fun and innovative adult athletic leagues for our community. This winter season, the Men’s Winter Basketball League hit an all-time high with 13 teams registered! Be on the lookout for adult leagues throughout the year, including flag football, softball (both 16 inches and 12 inches), racquetball, whiffle ball, volleyball and an over 30 – three on three basketball league. We also are gearing up for summer softball, so if you would like to find out more information, please visit or give me a call.

If you are ever at The CORE or Centennial Community Center, feel free to stop by and say, “Hello!” I am always open to discuss rentals, possible program ideas, adult athletics or any other matter related to the Lemont Park District. This field has provided me with a great past, an enjoyable present and an exciting future. Honestly, I just feel very humble to be part of such a “Dream Team” here at the Lemont Park District!

If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at 630-257-6787. Just ask for Anthony!

Anthony Morelli is the facility manager and league supervisor of the Lemont Park District

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