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Help Beautify our Community Updated 5/3/2013

Willow Walk Neighbor Focus Updated 1/27/2013

2013 Annual Meeting Updated 1/20/2013

Dec Board Meeting all welcome to attend Updated 12/12/2012

Next Board Meeting Notice Updated 10/3/2012

Save the date Oct 15th WW Block Party Updated 9/12/2012

Save the Date: Oct 13th

Willow Walk Block Party 

Chili & Dessert Cook offs

Bounce House-Talent Show-Cotton Candy - Taffy Apples

Details & Invites to follow

To Volunteer Please contact  Jenny Wilkie  

New End of Season Pool Hours Updated 8/22/2012

School Started Surprised Pool Hours starting Thursday 8/23. 

 Yes -- So Sorry there was a mix-up with the pool hours our first day.. Our apologies to those who tried to swim before 4:00 !

Starting Thursday 8/23:

Thurs:  8/23:  4-8PM

Friday 8/24:  4-9PM

Sat/Sun:  8/25-8/26: 11-9PM

Mon 8/27  - Thurs 8/30: 4-8PM

Friday 8/31:  4-9PM

Sat/Sun: 9/1-9/2:  11-9PM

Mon 8/3:  11-8PM  (Labor Day)

Pool Closed Tues 9/4- Friday. 9/7

Extended Weekends: 

Saturday 9/8 and Sunday 9/9:  11-7PM

Saturday 9/15 and Sunday 9/16:  11-7PM

Willow Walk Board of Directors Meeting6-25 Updated 6/20/2012

Hello Neighbors,

Please feel welcomed to join us at the next Board of Directors meeting this coming Monday At 7:00 at the WW pool side.

Suspicious Behavior Crime Alert Updated 6/28/2012
Hello Neighbors,
This email was sent by Dave Schmidt and needs to be taken seriously. "Crimes of opportunity" is what the police department call this MO
Someone may be "looking for a lost pet" when they are really working with a partner checking for open garage side doors or patio sliders to gain access to your home.

Please be sure that whenever anyone comes to your door soliciting you do not leave your home -see the link to the attached Palatine website - video - police department
http://www.palatine.il.us/video/default.aspx?id=42 where it shows a demonstration of this crime. I'm not saying this woman was engaged in this behavoir -- I'm only sending out a "please be Alert " warning.

Be safe and have a fabulous holiday, Isa Noe

Hi guys do you have a email list to send out an important message to willow walk? Shelia and Casey have both had an encounter in the past 24 hours on our street with a suspicious lady in a car , staying she is a tutor and trying to map out demographics of people in willow walk. I would like to forward this message to everyone. We called the non emergency number and there wasn't much the police could do.

The police need us to call 911 next time we see her. She is in a small black compact car, maybe of eastern European decent. This could be innocent , but you never know nowadays.

Dave Schmidt

Multimedia Center | Village of Palatine www.palatine.il.us Click here to see the Multimedia Center for the Village of Palatine.

Email updated data needed Updated 5/22/2012

Hello Neighbors,

Our email list needs updating!

For those who would like to be updated & contacted via email, can you please forward your name & email address to me, so I may update our contact list.

No other information is needed at this time- MY e-address is isanoe@sbcglobal.net

We are also on Facebook  - be sure to "join" our group "Willow Walk Homeowners"

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Best Regards, Isa

Refuse Cart Rental and Recycling Carts Updated 4/2/2012

Refuse Cart Rental and Recycling Cart Upgrades Now Available

The Village of Palatine, in partnership with Groot Industries, is pleased to announce a refuse cart option to the single-family households in the Village. Residents may rent a 95 gallon refuse cart directly from Groot for an annual fee of $30.*.  Payment will be required for the prorated amount for 2012 prior to cart delivery. The cart rental program is optional and is not required. Groot will invoice subscribing cart rental residents annually starting in January for 2013. Please note the following program highlights:


  • 95 gallon cart is optional. Residents are NOT required to rent a cart.
  • Residents with 95 gallon carts will continue to receive unlimited refuse collection. Additional refuse outside of cart must be bagged.
  • Smaller 65 or 35 gallon carts are available for households that generate minimal amounts of refuse.
  • Only carts provided by Groot are permitted for use.
  • Call Groot directly at 800-244-1977 to order your cart today. Please do not contact the Village.

* Cart fee subject to annual increase per service agreement.


  • Palatine residents who wish to increase the size of their recycling cart may do so at no charge by calling Groot directly at 800-244-1977.
  • Remember to keep the Refuse and Recycling Cart four feet apart at the curb for automatic collection.

To view sample cart sizes (95, 65, and 35 gallon carts) visit Village Hall, Main Lobby, at 200 E. Wood Street

Welcome to the Willow Walk Website Updated 8/2/2011
This website is designed for Willow Walk residents to access news and information about their community.  Look for the latest social events, pool information, meeting schedules, rules & regulations, and document downloads.   If you are looking for information that is not posted on this site, please contact the board.

2010 Volunteers Updated 4/2/2012

2012 Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, & Volunteers

Deane Rabe, President

Isa Noe, VP/Communications

Rick Saplis, Treasurer

Pam Lytle, Secretary

Gregg Stauber, Pool Operations

Bob Vonah, Common Grounds

Dave Schmidt, Architectural

Commitee Members:  Dave Schmidt, Karen Gold, Priscilla Grimm, Elia Tokarz

Social Committee: Open

Beautification Committee:  Open

Communications Committee:  Open


Ice Cream Social Updated 4/2/2012


Join us for the Willow Walk Ice Cream Social

When : To be announced for 2012

Where:  The Willow Walk Pool

 Watch for an email with the details


Architectural Committee Approval Reminder Updated 6/19/2010

Dear Willow Walk Homeowners,

It has come to the board’s attention, that many homeowners are not following the guidelines listed in the Willow Walk Homeowner’s Association Declarations and By- Laws. 

We are sending this reminder to ensure that we preserve the architectural integrity and aesthetic environment of the community. 

As stated in Rules and Regulations, which can be found at the back of our Willow Walk directory,” If a Homeowner is planning on constructing an improvement and/or alteration in conformity with the requirements of the Declaration and Architectural Regulations adopted by the Board of Directors of Association; it is hereby agreed as follows:” 

    The Homeowner must submit an Architectural/Landscaping form which can be found on the Willow Walk website; www.willowwalk.org.  This application must be submitted no later than 10 days prior to the next scheduled Architectural/Board meeting. The committee than has up to six weeks of receipt of the form to notify the Homeowner of acceptance or rejection. Please note that faster Architectural Committee response may be requested when submitting the form

These requests include, but are not limited to:

  1. Replacing siding
  2. Changing the exterior color of the home
  3. Adding/removing landscaping
  4. Enlarging patios/decks
  5. Addition or removal of trees. (Please note, if a Willow tree is removed, it must be replaced with another Willow tree or a tree that has been approved in accordance with the Willow Tree Replacement Program which can be found on this website.)

  1. Additions, Porticos, etc.

Also, it is the Homeowner’s responsibility to have working lamp posts which are on each individual homesite. This also helps to maintain the overall architectural look of the community. While most of the lamps are still gas, some home owners have converted them to electric. These lamps need to be maintained by replacing the mantles in the gas lamps and light bulbs in the electric lamps. 

Thank you for taking the time to reacquaint yourselves with the rules and regulations of our community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Architectural committee. The members are listed on the Willow Walk website.


Willow Tree Replacement Program Updated 6/19/2010

Willow Walk has matured to the point where many of the Weeping Willow trees have begun to die out. The trees were originally planted primarily rear lot lines of the homes. The purpose of planting them there was to drink up the excess ground water. The lots in the subdivision were contoured to drain rain water away from the living structures and create a natural drainage to either the retention pond or out of the subdivision. Willow walk was developed over soil that was prone to retain moisture. The Willow trees are plants that thrive in wet ground.

Many homeowners have expressed concern that these trees are brittle and are prone to drop branched from the trees creating excessive policing by homeowners in an effort to keep their yards clean and neat.

At the request of the Board of Directors the Architectural Committee has carefully evaluated the aforementioned problem and now presents its recommendation for an ongoing tree replacement program that keeps the aesthetic integrity of the community in mind.

It is hereby recommended that each membership lot within Willow Walk have no less than one Weeping Willow tree planted along the back lot line, outside of the utility right-of-way at all times. If the lot has only one Weeping Willow tree, the homeowner must replace it will another Weeping Willow tree. If the lot has more than one Weeping Willow Tree, again one of the weeping willow trees must be replaced with another. The homeowner must replace the other Weeping Willow trees, tree-for-tree, with the following options: 

  • American Sycamore
  • Autumn Purple White Ash
  • Bald Cypress
  • River Birch
  • Sugar Maple
  • Swamp White Oak

Other options presented by homeowner shall be considered, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to those recommended above. Any of the Weeping Willow trees removed must be replaced within 12-months of its / their removal. 

The Architectural Committee will oversee the tree replacement program as part of its responsibilities. Those homeowners who have had Weeping Willows removed in the past 24 months and not replaced the trees will be contacted and informed that they must replace the tree(s).

Respectfully submitted,

Architectural Committee

Everyone Loves a Party! Updated 6/24/2007

If you are interested in organizing a social event, please contact anyone on the WWHOA Board. 

Please note all Willow Walk Events need WWHOA Board review.  Thanks. 

Some past events have included: 
Mardi Gras Progressive Dinner  
Easter Egg Hunt 
Mother/Daughter Tea 
Poolside Summer Game Nights
Men's Texas
Hold 'em
School's Out Party 
Willow Walk N vs. S Softball Game / Pool Party 
Scavenger Hunt 
Block Party 
Halloween House Decorating Contest 
Ladies Holiday Night Out
Holiday Bows

EASTER EGG HUNT 2007 Updated 5/5/2007

It was cold, but the hunters were well dressed and no amount of cold was going to keep them away from collecting their eggs.  Can you say burr?  

Easter Egg photos are here


1976 Willow Walk Updated 1/4/2007

hanks to Michael & Gea Collins for sending in neighborhood photo's from 1976....

The first photo above shows what the pond used to look like.  Note the very young willow trees around the pond - and you can even see the pool on the left of the image.

The second photo above is the Collins house shortly after they moved in; with Gea in the front yard next to a newly planted Oak tree


Articles, By-Laws, & Declaratiions Updated 1/15/2007
It is the responsibility of all Homeowners as part of their real estate transaction to obtain copies of Willow Walk Articles of Incorporation, Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, and By-Laws.  These documents contain conditional covenants including Architectural and Landscaping regulations.  Visit the documents section of this website for download scanned versions.  Or, an official re-print of these documents will be provided by the Board of Directors upon written request including payment of $25.00 payable to Willow Walk Inc.