Heffren Park Dedication

Fri October 23, 2015

The Elk Grove Park District will dedicate a park to longtime resident James Heffern on Saturday, October 24th. Mr. Heffern is a past Park Board Commissioner and a lifelong supporter of the Elk Grove Park District and the Village of Elk Grove.

His involvement started in 1964 with boy's baseball then in 1967 he started youth football. In 1997 he created the men's over 50 softball league, which has grown to 16 teams over 50, 8 teams over 60 and 4 teams over 70. Jim is the author of 2 books, "Junior High at Age 75" and "Just One More Season". His volunteerism and contributions to Elk Grove Village are immeasurable.

Bartrum Park at 781 Crest Avenue will be renamed J. M. Heffern Park at 10am on Saturday.