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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 Concert Series

Summer Concerts
start June 9

Summer Concerts

Experience an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night at the Summer Concert Series every Tuesday at Old Town Park, 111 Third Street.


All concerts are FREE and begin at 7 pm. Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Stratford Square Mall. White Saddle Band kicks off the summer June 9 with their "countryfried rock & roll."


Come early at 6:30 p.m. for family-friendly activities and crafts including tie dye shirts, games of hide-and-seek, cowboy boot craft, guitar craft and more.


Oasis birthday parties

The Oasis Water Park Rentals/Parties
You bring the party and we'll bring the fun! Birthday parties and rental reservations are now being accepted. Oasis birthday parties feature:

  • Private indoor or outdoor party space for two hours

  • Party host and up to 15 guests including birthday child and family

  • Unlimited swimming at The Oasis for the day

  • Food and beverage options in additon to paper plates, cups, napkins, utensils and table cloths

  • $15 coupon to Rocco Vino's.

  • Oasis party printable form

Would you like The Oasis all to yourself for your party? It is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. View the private rental application for more information.

Teen Bags Tournament

Teen Bags Tournament

Staff Picks for June

Staff Picks

Trail Talk is a new program that includes a two-mile walk around Springfield Park while conversing with a special guest from the community. Pre-register and receive a BPD water bottle or T-shirt. This FREE program starts June 11. The Teen Bags Tournament June 26 at Circle Park is for ages 11-15 and all skills levels. Don't have a partner? Don't worry, we'll find you one. Cash reward to the best teams! Snacks are provided.

Register for these classes online.


Other upcoming staff picks for 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


Civil War Exhibit

Professional Art Quilters Alliance & Civil War Exhibit


June 27 - August 1

Gallery I: PAQA Midwest Art Quilt Challenge
The challenge to members of PAQA (Professional Art Quilters Alliance) was to make an 18-inch square quilt using the theme "The Midwest." The 25 exhibited quilts consist of a wide range of styles and techniques. All meet the basic definition of a "quilt," which is three layers of fabric held together by stitching. PAQA consists of approximately 60 members from Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.


Gallery II: Homage to the Civil War
This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War. This exhibition honors those soldiers who valiantly fought to save the Union, with an emphasis on those from the Bloomingdale area. Learn about life during the turbulent years of the war. See photographs and biographies of the 75 local men who served. Uniforms, battle maps, drawings of iron-clad warships, camp equipment and home furnishings will be displayed.


Museum Exhibitions


  News & Notes


Rentals - Planning an event? We have your solution! Visit our rental pages for a variety of park, field, gym, water park and other rental optons. Detailed rental binders also are available for viewing at the Bloomingdale Park District front office.


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! Upcoming dates are June 19 and 26. Lunchtime Funtime is sponsored by Eagle Falls Dentistry.


Bloomingdale's Got Talent - Do you like to sing in the shower? Do you have an ability only friends and family know about? Are you the class clown? If you've got a special talent, this competition is for you! Interested participants should complete the entry form, submit a DVD of their talent and enclose a non-refundable $5 entry fee. Return entries to the Johnston Recreation Center, 172 S. Circle Ave., Bloomingdale.


Family Fun Picnics - Gather family and friends and enjoy a relaxing evening picnicking June 8 in Erie Park. Food is not provided, so please bring your own goodies. Games and activities are provided for the first hour, followed by Ben's Bubble Show as the featured entertainment. More information.


Nature Camp Fridays - Nature Camp Fridays is a once-per-week nature camp that focuses on a different nature theme weekly. Come every Friday or register for the themes that suit your interests. Each day consists of exploring the outdoors, games, science experiments, arts or crafts, stories and learning about the natural world related to the week's theme. Two-week advance registration per Friday is required. Register a month in advance to save $5 per week! Register online.


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 June 20.


  Events Calendar

June 2
Fall Soccer Registration
6:30PM @ JRC
June 5
FREE Swim Lesson Day
9:45AM @ The Oasis
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
June 11
Trail Talk
10AM @ Springfield Park
Vegetable Gardens
6:30PM @ Fountain View Rec
June 13
Full Moon Fire
7PM @ Springfield Park

June 16
Wagon Pull
10AM @ Lakeview Park
Video Game Tourney
5PM @ Stratford Square
Fall Soccer Registration
6:30PM @ JRC
Summer Concert
7PM @ Old Town Park
June 17
Frozen Cooking Class
5:30PM @ JRC Kitchen
June 18
Boat Float
4PM @ The Oasis
Trail Talk
7PM @ Springfield Park
Oasis After Hours
8:30PM @ The Oasis
June 19
Lunchtime Funtime
12PM @ Old Town Park
June 20
Park Days
12PM @ Stratford Square

June 21
Fun with Fathers
11:30AM @ The Oasis
June 23
Indoor Skydiving
Meet at Medinah PD, 8:30AM
Summer Concert
7PM @ Old Town Park
June 24
Wagon Pull
10AM @ Circle Park
June 25
Trail Talk
10AM @ Springfield Park
June 26
Lunchtime Funtime
12PM @ Old Town Park
Family Campout
7PM @ Circle Park
June 30
Summer Concert
7PM @ Old Town Park
Video Game Tourney
5PM @ Stratford Square

  Corporate Partners

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

Bloomingdale Park District
172 South Circle Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: 630.529.3650

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

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