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Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby Palos Park Rec » Thu, Apr 16 2015, 11:49 AM

Hello Kite Enthusiasts - we are hosting for the first time "Let's Go Fly A Kite" event on Saturday, May 16 at Centennial Park in Palos Park. We are offering plastic kites to the kids to fly but want to show the excitement of flying special kites and the variety that are out there. The event begins at 11 AM. Please let me know if anyone is interested in doing a demonstration on kite flying. If so we will begin to publicize your involvement. Thank for the consideration. LeeAnn lfisk@palospark.org

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby Mike » Thu, Apr 16 2015, 01:59 PM

So, any of you Chicago folks going to be around that weekend?

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby FlyingJim » Thu, Apr 16 2015, 09:32 PM

Maybe next time. I'll be at the restaurant show. Sorry to miss it.

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby goestoeleven » Thu, Apr 16 2015, 10:39 PM

Thanks for posting here on the forum. I love hearing about local kite festivals.

Not sure I can make it though . . . . I might be around, but I might not. My son has a camping trip that weekend, and I haven't gone with him yet this year. It's the last one until the fall . . ..

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby TMadz » Thu, Apr 16 2015, 10:43 PM

Hmm...I don't know where this park is. I grew up down there and my aunt and uncle lived there for decades. If I go, would definitely have to stop by the Plush Horse ice cream parlor off SW Hwy. Haven't been there in years. Palos Park is pretty wooded unless you go to the slough, but even then I don't know where there would be enough open land to fly.
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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby Mike » Fri, Apr 17 2015, 06:24 AM

Googling found this:

Saturday, May 16 Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Spend time with the family at our newest park, Centennial Park and enjoy the freedom of kite flying. We’ll bring all the Kite supplies. Be sure to register in advance and bring a breezy day!
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: Centennial Park
12216 S. Will Cook Rd
(next to Holy Family Villa)
Fee: $15R/$17Upp/$21NR (per family)


This is the first festival I've seen that charges a fee.
I take that back--I think the one Dieppe, Canada charged a fee.

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby TMadz » Fri, Apr 17 2015, 08:38 AM

I hope we wouldn't be charged.
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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby KiteVoice » Fri, Apr 17 2015, 08:41 AM

Mike wrote:This is the first festival I've seen that charges a fee.
I take that back--I think the one Dieppe, Canada charged a fee.


At "Kites 'n MPX" north of Cincy last Saturday, the park department charged anyone who didn't have a Metro Parks vehicle permit (available only to Butler County, Ohio residents) an admission fee to get into VOA park. That's why we all needed the volunteer pass to get through the gate.

A couple years ago, I was announcer for a festival north of Lansing, Mich that charged admission. The festival was intended as a fund-raiser to help build a community park. The event was not well attended and did not occur the following year.
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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby Mike » Sat, Apr 18 2015, 08:35 AM

There has been the occasional parking fee, but that's different from an admission fee. You can fit a bunch of people in one car, or take public transportation.
To attend this festival, a non-resident family of 4 would pay $84.

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby basicbill » Sat, Apr 18 2015, 08:47 AM

Seems outrageous. Especially for only a two hour event.

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby makatakam » Sat, Apr 18 2015, 10:24 AM

Next, they'll be charging a "wind rental" fee to kite flyers, which I would gladly pay as long as it's 4mph and smooth as silk.
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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby goestoeleven » Sat, Apr 18 2015, 10:33 AM

Palos Parks & rec is probably getting our replies to this thread. Perhaps they want to chime in regarding how volunteers would attend the event? Would free passes be provided to experience kite flyers to attend?

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby Mytoyz » Sat, Apr 18 2015, 11:29 AM

Sounds nice , but we will be in GrandHaven that weekend. and the Saturday before is FairOaks Farm.
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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby Palos Park Rec » Tue, Apr 21 2015, 09:48 AM

Hello all - sorry I have not checked back on the page since posted. We do charge for families that need kites. No charge if you bring your own kite. The park is our newest park on Will Cook Road on five acres of open land within the Holy Family Villa property - Google Earth the location. If any one from the group wants to show off the great sport of kite flying , please email at lfisk@palospark.org and we will begin to advertise your involvement. Please bring information about the Club maybe get a few folks involved. Thank you for your consideration.
Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby TMadz » Tue, Apr 21 2015, 01:38 PM

I'll have to check with the boss, but I might be able to make this. Not sure if I was going to make the day trip to Grand Haven.
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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby Palos Park Rec » Tue, Apr 21 2015, 03:05 PM

That would be awesome!

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby TMadz » Thu, May 07 2015, 07:10 PM

So since I figured a day trip to GLKF was too far to go safely, I'm going to help out the rec dept. If there is anyone in town and wants help too, please feel free. I can't pass up an opportunity to get my stuff out with people who want me to be there.
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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby basicbill » Thu, May 07 2015, 07:35 PM

TMadz wrote:So since I figured a day trip to GLKF was too far to go safely, I'm going to help out the rec dept. If there is anyone in town and wants help too, please feel free. I can't pass up an opportunity to get my stuff out with people who want me to be there.


I have to leave town the next day on the job so I may be busy on Saturday getting things finished before I go. If not I might be able to show up.

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Re: Looking for Kite Flying Demonstration at Event

Postby Palos Park Rec » Mon, May 18 2015, 11:13 AM

Thank you Todd Madziarczyk for being at our first Kite Fly this past Saturday in Palos Park. We posted pictures and and a short video of the day at Palos Park Rec Facebook page! Hope you can join us again. LeeAnn


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