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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


National Night Out

National Night Out
August 4, 6PM

National Night OUt

National Night Out & Most Valuable Volunteer Night

Enjoy a night of open swim, complimentary food and drink, games, prizes music and fun at National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 4 at The Oasis Water Park and Circle Park.

 

The night is designed to generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts through the Neighborhood Watch Program, while also strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships nationwide.

 

Additionally, Most Valuable Volunteer Night, Heroes vs. Half-Pints and the Whiffle Ball Classic are held in conjunction with National Night Out.

 

At Most Valuable Volunteer Night, the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation recognizes the community's outstanding volunteers from the local youth athletic organizations. Ceremony starts at 7 p.m. by the Homola Picnic Shelter.

 

At Heroes vs. Half-Pints, middle school players showcase their skills against the Bloomingdale Police Department. Game starts at 7:15 p.m. in Circle Park and is sponsored by PT Solutions.

 

At Whiffle Ball Classic, children entering grades 1-4 are invited to play whiffleball with local First Responders. This is a non-competitive game and everyone plays.

 


Seasons Four Fun in the Park

Seasons Four Fun in the Park
Seasons Four Park has undergone a complete renovation and the Bloomingdale Park District invites its residents to Fun in the Park from 6 to 7:30 p.m., August 17. Refreshments will be served along with activities planned. The featured entertainer is Ben's Bubble Show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring the entire family out for this fun-filled evening!

 

The renovation of this park over the past year includes:

  • New playground structures for ages 2-5 and 5-12, with color schemes chosen by Seasons Four residents

  • Re-paving of the basketball court and parking lot, including a new, accessible parking spot

  • New message center installed

  • New Solar-powered security lights

  • Four new benches and two new trash receptacles

  • Five new trees planted around the playground

 


Aquasize

Aquasize

Staff Picks for August

Staff Picks

Work all aspects of fitness including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and improved body composition in a non-impactful way at Aquasize. The use of aqua dumbbells and belts make this a challenging water workout. Drop-in rate is only $10R/$13NR. This class also qualifies for the Park District's 20 percent discount for those aged 62 and better. Register online.

 

Other upcoming staff picks for August include:

 


Chicago Sculpture International

Chicago Sculpture International: "Landfills"

 

August 1 - September 26

Gallery I & II: Chicago Sculpture International: "Landfills"
"Landfills" promises to be a journey into the world of sculpture that is driven by collective consciousness and a never-ending source of individual inspiration. The exhibit means to present works whose materials have literally and physically metamorphosed from their original, fragmented street; meaning to become an object within a gallery context. Whether interpreted as landscape or lifestyle, beautiful or ugly, industrial or craft-made, intentionally designed or unearthed, the allegory of ideas and sculptures speaks about a culture of social disruption. There is a complimentary reception between 2 and 4 p.m., August 30 at the Museum.

 

Museum Exhibitions

 

  News & Notes


Stratford Park Tennis Courts

Stratford Park Tennis Court Survey - In order to best identify your needs, we would appreciate it if you could give us your feedback about the tennis courts at Stratford Park, 241 Butterfield Drive in Bloomingdale. The online survey takes approximately 3 minutes to complete.

 

Park District Open House - Stop in at the Johnston Recreation Center 6 to 7:30 p.m. on August 27 and check out a variety of fall programs while meeting some of the instructors. This FREE program includes gymnastics, preschool, Kindergarten Kids Place, Kids Place, Preschool Adventures, Schools Out!/Busy Bees, Little Chefs Cook Off, birthday parties, dance, basketball, Kid Rock, fitness, demos, raffles, and more!

 

Sunrise Shuffle 5K - Support local parks and recreation at the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation's annual Sunrise Shuffle 5K September 12 at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort. Presented by Sunrise Chevrolet, the race is a kick-off event for Bloomingdale's 42nd Annual Septemberfest. Register online.

 

Family Fun Picnics - Gather family and friends and enjoy a relaxing evening picnicking August 3 in Leslie Park. Food is not provided, so please bring your own goodies. FREE Games and activities are provided for the first hour, followed by Jason Kollum's Variety Show as the featured entertainment. More information.

 

Kids' Place Registration - Kids' Place is a before and after school care program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Group and individual activities include indoor and outdoor, arts and crafts, and active sports and games designed to educate and entertain. It is a cooperative program between the Park District and school districts #13 and #15 conducted at DuJardin, Erickson and Winnebago elementary schools. Registration is open. Registration packet

 

Cruise Nights at Stratford Mall - Enjoy Cruise Nights this summer at Stratford Square Mall. In addition to an abundance of classic cars, the events also feature children's entertainment by the Park District, police and fire trucks for kids to explore, discounted Island Carousel and Jolly Express Train rides from Stratford Square, and more! Next cruise night is August 19.


  Events Calendar


August 3
Family Fun Picnic
6PM @ Leslie Park
August 4
National Night Out
6PM @ Circle Park
Most Valuable Volunteer Night
7PM @ Homola Picnic Shelter
Heroes vs. Half-Pints
7:15PM @ Circle Park
Whiffle Ball Classic
7:15PM @ Circle Park
August 5
Oasis Discount Day
11:30AM @ The Oasis
Wagon Pull
10AM @ Westlake Park


August 6
Boat Float
6PM @ The Oasis
Oasis After Hours
8:30PM @ The Oasis
August 7
Nature Camp Friday
1PM @ Springfield Pavilion
August 8
Kids Fun Run
10AM @ Seasons Four Park
Princess Picnic
11:30AM @ The Oasis
August 10
Full Moon Fire
7PM @ Springfield Park

August 11
Summer Concert
7PM @ Old Town Park
August 14
Outdoor Movie
8PM @ Bloomingdale Bank
August 17
Seasons Four Fun in the Park
6PM @ Seasons Four Park
August 22
In-House Basketball Registration
12PM @ JRC

CSI Exhibit Opens
12PM @ Museum

August 27
Park District Open House
6PM @ JRC

  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
www.bloomingdaleparks.org


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


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