Letters to the Editor We will miss Divine Word’s Father Kamp
Updated: November 10, 2011 2:59PM
The Northbrook Park District was saddened to hear of the passing of Father Francis Kamp from the Society of the Divine Word and is grateful for his generous contributions to the District. His vision and commitment to our community’s open space will be a legacy for generations.
Father Kamp was instrumental in the sale of almost 40 acres of land from the Society of the Divine Word to the Park District in 1958. The District sold five acres to School District 28 to build a junior high school and began developing the rest of the property into Meadowhill Park.
In 1993, Father Kamp and Divine Word Missionaries donated almost 48 acres just south of the park to the Park District. That property was developed as Meadowhill South Park, which became part of Techny Prairie Park and Fields in 2006. Thousands of Northbrook residents have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy this extraordinary park, which offers turf fields, lighted ball fields, a 9-hole golf course, network of paths, sled hill, playground, skate park, fishing pond, shelters, batting cages, an educational trail and open prairie and woodlands.
On behalf of the Board of Park Commissioners and staff, I would like to extend our condolences to the Society of the Divine Word. The Park District will plant several trees in Techny Prairie Park and Fields this fall in Father Kamp’s memory.
Northbrook Park District
Valet parking ignores seniors’ needs
I think that Northbrook Court management and Lettuce Entertain you restaurants should look at the unfair situation they have created in the valet service at their Di Pescara restaurant.
The valet service feels “entitled” to the front four spots in the parking lot, even using cones to block it off for their use. This is extremely unfair to the elderly and anyone else that that happens to be lucky enough to find them open.
The valet routinely blocks these spots and when confronted, generally responds with answers of, “that’s just the way it is...”
I wish that i could do this downtown for my personal spot in front of my office building, but it should be luck that enables us to park in the closest spots. I am surprised that Northbrook Court allows this.
Dan Mankin, Northbrook