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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

Sunrise Shuffle 5K

Sunrise Shuffle 2015

Sunrise Shuffle 5K

Sunrise Shuffle 5K

Support local parks and recreation at the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation's annual Sunrise Shuffle 5K September 12, 2015 at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort. Presented by Sunrise Chevrolet , the race is a kick-off event for Bloomingdale's 42nd Annual Septemberfest. 


Use code ENEWS10 and save $10 when registering online.


New for 2015:

  • More medals! We've added both younger (10-14, 15-19) and older (55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70-74, 75-79, 80-and-over) age categories.

  • Revised start/finish line. We've gotten rid of the sharp turn at the start/finish line and straightened it out. Course Map

The race also features:

  • Racing bib with chip timer 

  • Moisture-wicking T-shirt (preview coming soon!)

  • Digital clocks at Miles 1 & 2

  • Goodie bag for all participants

  • Awards for top three finishers in each age category for men and women (age categories range from 10-14 to 80-and-over)

  • BounceHouse and Kids Fun Run (starts at 7:45 a.m.)

  • One mile of running on crushed limestone paths (other two miles are on blacktop)

  • Access to indoor restrooms at Indian Lakes Resort and/or portable restrooms near Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

  • Plenty of parking!

Proceeds from the run benefit the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation, which is dedicated to helping the Park District provide great recreation programs and open space while also assisting individuals gain access to programs, enhancing current programs and making improvements to all of BPD's parks.


Tompkins Park

Tompkins Park Open House

The Bloomingdale Park District invites residents to review plans and help select activity panels for a planned replacement of the playground structures at Tompkins Park, 151 Edgewater Drive in Bloomingdale.


The open house is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., September 10 in the Community Room of the Johnston Recreation Center, 172 S. Circle Ave., in Bloomingdale. Plans for the new play structures will be on display, and refreshments will be served. Parents are encouraged to bring children and come at any time during the open house. No formal presentation will be given.


The park is scheduled to receive a replacement, farm-themed playground in 2016. Bloomingdale's origins are of an agricultural nature, and this project celebrates its storied past. In collaboration with the Bloomingdale Historical Society, this renovation also is to include some interpretive signage near the playground.


The replacement is scheduled to begin in early spring with a targeted date of completion next summer. The replacement is part of the Park District's capital asset replacement plan


"The Park Board of Commissioners and staff of the Bloomingdale Park District are thrilled to bring this exciting new playground to Tompkins Park for children ages 2-12 to enjoy!" said Park District Executive Director Carrie A. Fullerton, CPRE.


Pickleball Fun

Pickleball Fun
September 19 @ JRC

Staff Picks for September

Staff Picks

Calling all adults looking to learn or have some fun with the game of pickleball! Stop by the JRC between 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 19 for FREE Pickleball Fun. This trendy sport is for all ages and levels. Games and prizes also will be part of the fun. Register online.


Other upcoming staff picks for August include:


Curling Up by Donna Hapak

Chicago Sculpture International: "Landfills"


August 22 - 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.


Museum Exhibitions


  News & Notes

Fishing Derby

Fishing Derby - Sharpen skills and discover hidden fishing talents at the annual FREE Fishing Derby held 8 to 10 a.m., September 19 at Lakeview Park Stocked each spring at the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club Fish Release, Lakeview Park is full to the brim with an abundance of fish species. Prizes are awarded for all types of catches including biggest, smallest, weirdest and more. Participants must bring their own fishing gear. Bait is provided or you may bring your own. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This is a catch and release event.


Kids Curriculum Night - Kids Curriculum Night is all play and no work! The evening features age-appropriate activities, games, crafts, cartoons, free time and a snack for children while parents attend Curriculum Night at DuJardin or Erickson schools. Parents may drop off and pick up their child(ren) anytime during the event. Pre-registration fee is only $7 per child; early bird rate available! Drop-ins are accepted for a $10 fee. 


Days Off of School - The Park District provides days off of school programming for school districts 13 and 15 for preschool through sixth grade. Activities include games, sports, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor playtime, cooking, trips, special events and a whole lot more. Upcoming program dates are September 16 and 25. Register online! Days off of school programming is located under Youth General under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site.

Klub Friday Night Jr. - September 18 is the next KFN. 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. Register online! KFN is located under Youth General under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site.


Hangtime - September 18 is the debut of Hangtime! This new program for sixth- through eighth-graders runs 8 to 10 p.m. at Westfield Middle School Gymnasium. A DJ plays all the newest music and takes requests all night. There is always pizza to purchase by the slice. The one-time yearly registration fee includes a T-shirt. Register online! Hangtime is located under Youth General under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site.

  Events Calendar

September 2
Walking Book Club
9AM @ Stratford Square
September 8
Preschool Open House
September 9
Preschool Open House
September 10
Curriculum Night
September 12
Sunrise Shuffle 5K
8AM @ Indian Lakes Resort
YBA Registration
12PM @ JRC
September 13
Grandparent & Me Sockhop
12PM @ JRC

September 16
School's Out! - Kids' Express
1:40PM @ JRC
September 17
Bones & Muscles
4:30PM @ JRC
Skeletel & Muscle Systems
September 18
Taste of Italy
10:30PM @ JRC
Klub Friday Night
7:30PM @ JRC
8PM @ Westfield
September 19
Fishing Derby
8AM @ Lakeview Park
Pickleball Fun
12PM @ JRC

September 24
September 25
School's Out!
8:30 AM @ JRC
Hockey Night
September 27
Full Moon Fire
7PM @ Springfield Park
September 29
Hot Dog Tour Trip
8:45 AM @ Roselle Park District
September 30
Abracadabra Magic
6:45PM @ JRC
October 3
YBA Registration

  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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