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Where Recreation Revolves Around You!

Welcome to the BPD E-newsletter! This monthly update keeps you in tune with all of the events, activities and happenings in the Bloomingdale Park District. Our mission is to efficiently and economically provide recreation programs, facilities and open space designed to provide enjoyable leisure time experiences that benefit the community.


  Featured Programs & Events


Summer Camp

Camp Open House May 27

Summer Camps

The Bloomingdale Park District offers endless opportunities for your child to have a fun and memorable camp experience. Our summer day camp program is designed to spark your child's imagination, grow new friendships, and assist them in discovering new talents each and every day. With creatively-planned activities, campers enjoy summer to the fullest extent and look forward to returning year after year.

 

Attend the Camp Open House 5 to 7 p.m., May 27 at the Johnston Recreation Center to learn more.

 

Registration is accepted online and in person.

 

Registration packets (pdfs)

Cat Tails 
Mouse Hole 
Lion's Den 
Rat Race 
Top Dog

 


The Oasis opens May 30!

The Oasis Water Park Opening Day
The Oasis Water Park opens May 30! Opening Day is sponsored by Sports Authority. NEW this year:

  • Hours - The Oasis is open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    (Oasis opens at 11 a.m. for passholders)

  • Non-stop fun! - All attractions will remain open at all times! We will never close an amenity. Also, our resident party starter, Captain Oasis, will initiate fun in the sun activities throughout the summer.

  • Grandparent Rate - Are you a resident with non-resident grandchildren? Ask us about our special grandparent rate!

  • Closing - The Oasis hosts postseason hours Aug. 21-23, 28-30; and Sept. 4-7. The pool will be open 4-7 p.m., Fridays; and 12-5 p.m. weekends and Labor Day.

  • Information - Visit the new, responsive www.bloomingdaleparks.org for more information on The Oasis Water Park on your desktop, mobile phone or tablet.

 


Outdoor Fitness

Outdoor Fitness

Staff Picks for May/June

Staff Picks

Outdoor Boot Camp and Pi-Yo with Weights are both new programs that begin in May. Outdoor Boot Camp offers what no local fitness club can -- exercising outdoors! The class is held at Westlake Park and includes a variety of strength, core and flexibility training. Pi-Yo with Weights combines the best of the yoga and pilates worlds, providing a dynamic and refreshing blend of yoga poses using light hand weights to build lean muscle, increase flexibility and boost metabolism. Register for the classes online.

 

Other upcoming staff picks for May/June include:

  • Aquasize - Starts June 9

  • Trail Talk - June 11, 18 & 25

  • Zombie Survival Camp - Starts June 12

  • All-Star T-Ball League - Starts June 15

  • Diving Lessons - Start June 15

  • Adult & Teen Swim Lessons - Start June 16

  • Wagon Pull - June 16

  • Barre Burn - Starts June 17

  • Kids Day Away - Starts June 17

  • Oasis After Hours - June 18

  • Go Girl Go Camp - Starts June 22

  • Girls Basketball Summer League - Starts June 22

 


Kite Fly & Touch-A-Truck

Kite Fly & Touch-A-Truck
Contests, raffles, crafts and a mass kite launch highlight the annual Statewide Kite Fly and Touch-A-Truck events 10 a.m. to noon, May 16 at Springfield Park.

 

Touch-A-Truck features a variety of trucks and vehicles to climb, sit and play on. Parental supervision is required. Area 51 Exotics also will be on site with its petting zoo including a monkey, chocolate skunk, savanna monitor and more!

 

Kite Fly & Touch-A-Truck is sponsored by Bloomingdale Bank & Trust and Eagle Falls Dentistry.

 

 

  News & Notes


Lunchtime Funtime

Lunchtime Funtime - Enjoy free children’s entertainment all summer long with the return of Lunchtime Funtime! The children's entertainment series takes places noon to 1 p.m., select Fridays, June through August at Old Town Park. Participants should bring a blanket and lunch. Groups and camps are welcome! 

 

Park Days at Stratford Mall - Once a month, the Park District partners with Stratford Square Mall to provide a FREE craft activity for young shoppers to enjoy. The location is center court, right by the food court. All activities are FREE and run noon to 2 p.m. This month's date is May 9.

 

Battle of the Bands - If you're in a band with members between the ages of 13-21 and are interested in performing in the 2015 Battle of the Bands, please contact staff1@bloomingdaleparks.org for more information. All prospective bands are required to submit a demo CD. All submissions must be in my May 22!

Klub Friday Night Jr. - May 15 is the final KFN Jr. of the year! The program for fourth- and fifth-graders runs 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the JRC and features a DJ spinning tunes, games, tournaments and special prizes. Admission includes a piece of pizza and drink. May 15 features a Wii Dance Competition on the big screen. Register online! KFN Jr. is located under Youth General under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site.

 

Spring Plant Sale - The Bloomingdale Garden Club hosts its annual spring plant sale Friday and Saturday, May 1-2 at the Bloomingdale Park District Maintenance Building, 259 Springfield Drive in Bloomingdale. The sale features flats of 48 annuals, 10-inch hanging baskets, geraniums, Proven Winners, accent plants, vegetables, herbs, perennials and master gardener help desk. The Maintenance Building is located at the north end of Springfield Park.

 

  Events Calendar


May 1
BGC Annual Plant Sale
12PM @ Maintenance Facility
Summer Camp Early Bird Registration Deadline
8:30AM @ JRC/Online
May 2
Barracudas Registration
9AM-12PM @ JRC
BGC Annual Plant Sale
9AM @ Maintenance Facility
First Aid & CPR
9AM @ JRC Goodwin-Sedgwick
Kids Book Club
9:30AM @ Westfield Gym
May 9
Walking Book Club
9AM @ Stratford Square
Park Days
12PM @ Stratford Square Mall


May 15
Klub Friday Night Jr.
7:30PM @ JRC
May 16
Kite Fly & Touch-A-Truck
10AM @ Springfield Park
May 19
CPR
6PM @ JRC
May 20
School's Out! - Kids' Express
1:40PM @ JRC
May 21
Camp Open House
5-7PM @ JRC
May 27
Motown Musical Trip
Meet at JRC @ 12:15PM

May 28
Minion Mania
5:15PM @ Stratford Square Mall
May 30
Oasis Opening Day
11:30AM @ The Oasis
June 5
Battle of the Bands
4:30PM @ The Oasis
June 8
Boat Float
4PM @ The Oasis
Family Fun Picnic
6PM @ Erie Park
June 9
Summer Concert
7PM @ Old Town Park

  Corporate Partners

Adventist Health Care Eagle Falls Dentistry Bloomindale Bank & Trust Stratford Square Mall
PT Solutions Hilton Indian Lakes Resort Bloomindale School of Music Sports Authority Sunrise Chevrolet

Bloomingdale Park District
172 South Circle Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: 630.529.3650
www.bloomingdaleparks.org


Contact Us:
Johnston Recreation Center
Maintenance Facility
Museum
The Oasis Water Park
Westfield Gymnasium


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