Lake Wildwood Association, Inc.

A private, gated community located in Varna, Illinois.

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The Marina Concession Stand will be closed until Wednesday, June 29th (scheduled opening at 11am).

A reminder of the Illinois watercraft towing rule added Jan. 1, 2015:
"E. The operator of any watercraft that is towing a person or persons shall display on the watercraft a bright or brilliant orange flag measuring not less than 12 inches per side. The flag shall be displayed at the highest point of the area surrounding the boat's helm as to be visible from all directions, continuously, while the person or persons being towed depart the boat in preparation for towing and until reentry into the boat when the activity has ceased. Display of the flag for purposes other than the activity described in this Section is prohibited."

This rule will be STRICTLY enforced.

Hiring: Security, Concession Stand, Custodial Worker, and Lifeguards. Visit the employment section for more information and to apply.

Garage Sales
Saturday, July 16th beginning at 8:00 a.m. This is an ‘open gate’ event.

Members interested in being including on the sellers list, please email:

”Stand Up for St. Jude” Paddleboard Event
Saturday, July 16th. Registration required (form below).
Registration: Noon
Sprint: 2:00 p.m.
Relay: 3:00 p.m.
Sunset Marathon: 6:00 p.m.

Entertainment During the Day:
Reptile Show -
Professional Juggler Josh Horton
Live Music During the Day
Dexter O'Neil & Funkyard (evening band)

Event Sign-up and Information

Swimming Lessons - Session 2
July 18th - 21st (rain date 22nd)
Registration Form

Sunbeam Photo Contest
Entries are limited to one photograph per artist per category. Multiple categories may be entered by the same individual but separate entry forms must be filled out for each photo.

[Download Entry Form]

Photos may be from any type of camera but must be submitted as an 8” x10”. All photos must be submitted with a mat (not framed). All photographs MUST be accompanied by a completed entry form.

Entry Deadline: Friday, July 22
Reception Date: Friday, July 29

Family Fun Day Hog Roast
Saturday, July 30th at the Marina Pavilion/Lodge. Registration is required (form below).
Tickets: $12/adults, $6/children (12 and under)

Online Registration Form


June Meetings
[25th] Finance (8am, Lodge)
[25th] Lakes & Dams (8am, Lodge)
[25th] NRC (10:30am, Office)

June Events
[24th] Kid's Pool Party (7pm, Pool)

July Events
[2nd] Parade, Fireworks, Dance
[16th] Paddleboard Event
[16th] Garage Sales
[29th] Sunbeam Photo Contest Reception
[30th] Hog Roast

Construction Started
Swimming Pool Image Gallery

Please exercise extra caution during this time of construction. Heavy equipment will be frequently moving around the construction site, so members and their guests should be alert. Keep a close eye on children and warn them of the dangers of a construction zone.

Advertise your services or item for sale below! The cost is $10.00 for a two week run. Text-based ads only (no images). Contact Justin for more information:

Buying Comic Books/Antique Books
Looking to buy comic books and older book collections. Email Bob at or call 815-223-4919.

For Sale: Lakefront Lot
Wooded, gradual slope. Price reduced. Must sell. Possible trade for anything, anywhere.
Possible terms/financing.
Contact 847-823-0808

A reminder to all members using the Association recycling bin, please be sure to break down all boxes before depositing them into the receptacle. Boxes will not be removed if they haven't been broken down. If unbroken boxes continue to pile up, the recycling service will be discontinued.

No electronics are to be recycled or deposited into either of the two dumpsters.

Helpful Recycling Codes