Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer in Orland Park
May 23, 2013 1:18PM
On Memorial Day, Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin will read the names of the 10 veterans, both living and deceased, who have been added to the village’s Veterans Memorial. | Supplied photo
Updated: June 27, 2013 6:10AM
The calendar may not agree, but summer unofficially has arrived in Orland Park.
The opening of the village’s Centennial Park Aquatic Center was scheduled for Saturday. Centennial Pool, 15600 West Ave., includes a lazy river, body slides, tube slides, a zero-depth pool with a kiddie-play-and-spray structure and more. An extensive menu of concessions is available, including pizza and ice cream. Tube rentals are free and lockers are available for a nominal fee.
The village’s recreation department offers open swim, lessons, splash parties, pavilion rentals, late-night swims and family fun events. For a full schedule, pick up a spring/summer program guide or visit www.orland-park.il.us and click on “Recreation & Parks.”
Pool memberships are available.
Lake Sedgewick, which also is at Centennial Park, offers pedal boat and kayak rentals from noon to 7 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. The kayaks are $5 per person per hour. Four-person pedal boats are $10 an hour.
The village’s veterans commission will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday at the Village Center, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave. The names of 10 veterans have been added to Orland Park’s granite wall since the Veterans Day Ceremony. Seven of the 10 are expected to be at the ceremony with their families, while the three deceased veterans will be represented by family and friends.
Refreshments will be served inside the Orland Park Civic Center immediately after the ceremony, and attendees can view the memorial table with photos of the veterans who have been added.