Nestled on the far north end of Niles, Lakeview Korean United Presbyterian Church offers services, a cultural school,…More a summer camp and a range of activities in a language and cultural setting that is comfortable for members of the Korean community.
Rev. Kyuwan Pak, the pastor, said the church was originally founded in Cicero and moved two or three times. It bought this building, the former site of an elementary school, in 1986.
On Sundays, a range of services - some in Korean and some in English, some more traditional and some more contemporary and geared to young adults - are offered. On Saturday mornings, parents bring their children to classes where they learn the Korean language and culture. Children can also attend summer camp here.
Early morning prayers area offered at 5:30 Monday tthrough Saturday and at 6 Sundays. Small group Bible study meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays, and general Bible study is held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
Grennan Heights is one of the Niles Park District's most popular parks. It's where children's soccer teams play and…More parents cheer them on, and there is also a baseball field with bleachers, tennis courts and a well-shaded playground.The building contains a gymnasium, basketball court, men's and women's locker rooms, a lounge area and a preschool.
The parks hosts summer camps each year, and on the day of the Fourth of July parade (one of Niles' biggest community events), the parade route finishes at Grennan Heights, and there are tents, children's games, a band and food for a huge community celebration.
The headquarters location for the Niles Park District, it houses the preschool and the banquet facilities.…More The golf course is adjacent, and the indoor tennis complex (Tam) and the fitness/track/gymnasium facility (Golfview) are nearby.
The park district has 25 locations overall, including 14 parks, one ice rink (Iceland), one water park (Oasis) and the aforementioned golf course and recreational buildings. It operates a restaurant and is a member of the Maine-Niles Association for Special Recreation, which provides recreation for patrons with special needs.
The park district is a unit of government with taxing authority. It is governed by a board of directors who meet monthly. The executive director is Joe LoVerde.
Some examples of recreational opportunities the district offers include swim classes (in summer), a licensed preschool for three- and four-year-olds, junior golf programs, a variety of summer camps for children, concerts in the park, hockey lessons and one of the largest youth basketball programs in the area. The district also plans seasonal special events.